Monday, July 22, 2013

Summertime Watermelon Popsciles

Looking for a way to use Summer watermelon other than fruit salad? We love using watermelon and making healthy homemade Popsicle's from it. 

It is so difficult if not impossible to find quality Popsicle's in the store not loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients. So we just make our own.
Knowing and controlling the ingredients in our food is so important these days to our family's health. And it is so easy and healthy to make your own homemade Popsicle's using either a mold or paper cups and Popsicle sticks.

In case you are interested in the health benefits of eating watermelon check these out...

  • Vitamin A: This important vitamin helps support eye health and is an antioxidant that can help the body fight off the damaging effects of free radicals.
  • Vitamin C: Eating watermelon can also help bolster your immune system due to its vitamin C content. Vitamin C can also help heal wounds, prevent cell damage and promote healthy teeth and gums.
  • Vitamin B6: Bite into watermelon to get some vitamin B. This vitamin is required for the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine, substances your body makes to help stabilize your mood.
  • Lycopene: While most people think of tomatoes as the best source of lycopene, watermelon has the highest concentration of this nutrient out of any fruit or vegetable. Studies have found that lycopene may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and macular degeneration. Studies have also found that lycopene can help protect your skin from sun damage.
  • Potassium: If you don’t feel like going bananas today, try some watermelon to get your potassium. Potassium helps muscle and nerve function and the body maintain the proper balance of electrolytes and acids. It also helps lower the risk of high blood pressure.
  • Amino Acids: Watermelon contains the amino acids citrulline and arginine. These amino acids help promote healthy arteries, blood flow and cardiovascular function.
  • Water: Watermelons are about 92 percent water. Eating watermelon can help your body stay hydrated and be a way to refresh yourself on a hot summer day.
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This is how we made simple, healthy Summertime Watermelon Popsicle's.

We used about 1/2 of a mini, seedless watermelon which we washed and scrubbed before slicing and cutting off the rind.

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These are so refreshing and hit the spot on a hot Summer day!

As you continue enjoying the rest of your Summer, add some homemade watermelon Popsicle's to the activity list and reap all the health benefits of eating watermelon! 

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
James 1:22

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  1. Those look delicious! i am def. going to have to try them! thanks for the recipe :)

  2. I featured these on my blog today! thanks again for sharing.

  3. These look so ridiculously good! I love watermelon and can pretty much guarantee that I would love them in frozen form. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Looks so refreshing! Thank you for sharing!!

  5. These look so delicious. We'll try them today!

  6. What a fabulous idea! I love watermelon - doesn't it just scream summer? - so I know I'll love these popsicles, too! I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays:

  7. I LOVE watermelon but I've never made watermelon popsicles...but I will now thanks to your inspiration! I host a monthly spice themed party with a link party and spice giveaway and I'd love for you to stop by and link up and enter to win some yummy spices! You can link up here

    Thanks again for the inspiration and have a wonderful weekend!

  8. These look amazing and so healthy too! Thanks for sharing.

  9. So easy, and so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing. And I loved reading all the health benefits about watermelon! Enjoy your day!

  10. These sound so easy and yummy! Plus I love how healthy they are.

  11. Thanks so much for joining us at Monday Funday! Today YOU were featured! Stop by and grab a button! xoxo - Cheryl