Let’s talk about fruit and how amazing it is all the time.
Ok, now let’s talk about how amazing fruit is in the summertime! There is such a huge selection of in-season fruits to choose from during April-September. Mangos, strawberries, pineapple and watermelon. Not only is the natural sugar a good pick-me-up but many fruits contain a good amount of water to help rehydrate you.
Picture this: you just get done mowing the lawn or gardening and it’s the end of the day. It’s hot and your exhausted. Something sweet but not too sweet sounds wonderful. Instead of going for candy, you reach for a piece of watermelon. You bite into it and relish the sweetness and the water on your tongue. Am I right or am I right?!
In honor of this oh-so-important summertime experience, a few summers ago I came up with a refreshing take on fruit. Fruit Popsicles. It’s as clean eating as clean can get because I don’t add anything to them. This takes just a few minutes to put together and you have a frozen treat that’s refreshing too! (Note: I was out of popsicles sticks, so we improvised and cut wooden skewer sticks in half. If you do that, make sure you but the sharp end off before serving them.)
- 1 watermelon, seedless
- 2 pineapples
- 1 pack of popsicle sticks
- 2 cookie sheets lined with wax or parchment paper
For the watermelon:
-Cut watermelon in rings about 1/2 to an 1 inch thick.
-Cut rectangles out of the rings. (You should get about 2-3 per ring.)
-Place popsicle stick through the center of each rectangle and place on cookie sheet.
-Place in freezer for at least 2 hours.
For the pineapple:
-Cut top, bottom and sides off of pineapple
-Cut pineapple from around the core, making sure to get make 4 big cuts (from the 4 sides)
-Cut small rectangles out of the sides (will be skinnier than the watermelon) and place popsicle stick through the center and place on cookie sheet.
– Place in freezer for at least 2 hours
—-Enjoy on a hot summer day or evening!
Make sure to share your pictures of your attempts at these recipes! I can’t wait to see them!!!