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EASY WATERMELON FRUIT POPSICLE RECIPE
Summertime is synonymous with Popsicles, and kids and adults alike will be cooled and refreshed with these easy to make healthy and tasty watermelon fruit pops.
Stay away from the ice cream truck or grocery store popsicles, which are laden with high fructose corn syrup and #5 red and #8 blue dye.
Those popsicles pose are more of a health risk than a summer sweet indulgence!
This perfect-for-summer treat can be whipped up super quickly in a Blendtec or Vitamix blender, which can pulverize even seeded watermelons.
Bonus: Watermelon seeds contain protein as well as other nutrients, so you are able to enjoy the whole food!
In just a few steps you will have yummy watermelon fruit popsicles to serve to your little ones – and don’t forget to save one for yourself too!
We LOVE the popsicle molds by Tovolo, but there are many fun ones to choose from! 🙂 With banana, kiwi and blueberries, it’s a refreshing fruit salad on a stick!
- 2 cups watermelon cut into chunks
- 1 banana
- 2 kiwi
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen defrosted blueberries
- Place watermelon chunks into your blender to puree.
- For Blendtec: Press the SAUCES button
- For Vitamix: Start on Speed 1, turn the machine and slowly increase to Speed 10, then flip to high and blend for 30 seconds.
- Set aside.
- Peel and slice the banana and kiwi.
- Place 2 slices of each fruit into each pop mold. Then drop equal amounts of blueberries into each mold.
- Use a popsicle stick to press the blueberries between the kiwi and banana slices, forcing them against the walls of the mold.
- Fill the molds with watermelon puree.
- Add sticks and freeze.
- To remove the pops from the molds, briefly place them in a bowl of hot water to loosen them.
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
HEALTH BENEFITS OF KIWI ANB BLUEBERRIES
Kiwi fruits are rich in many Vitamins, flavonoids and minerals. In particular, they contain a high amount of Vitamin C (more than oranges), as much potassium as bananas and a good amount of beta-carotene.