mint

#Watermelon #Mint #Icepops! Watermelons’ naturally sweet taste and high water content make it a perfect fruit for blending and making ice-pops without any added sugars (or even water). It’s jam-packed with #vitaminC, #vitaminA, and #potassium (#hearthealthy). One cup is only about 45 calories. Choose deep red/pink since studies show that 
fully ripened watermelons have higher #antioxidants. 

 Blend 4 cups of tightly packed, cubed, fresh/frozen watermelon and a handful of fresh mint or spearmint leaves. Blend and stir as needed. Makes 10 3-ounce #popsicles. About 20 calories each! 
#lowcalorie #healthydessert #summer #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

#Watermelon #Mint #Icepops! Watermelons’ naturally sweet taste and high water content make it a perfect fruit for blending and making ice-pops without any added sugars (or even water). It’s jam-packed with #vitaminC, #vitaminA, and #potassium (#hearthealthy). One cup is only about 45 calories. Choose deep red/pink since studies show that
fully ripened watermelons have higher #antioxidants.

Blend 4 cups of tightly packed, cubed, fresh/frozen watermelon and a handful of fresh mint or spearmint leaves. Blend and stir as needed. Makes 10 3-ounce #popsicles. About 20 calories each!
#lowcalorie #healthydessert #summer #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

It’s a hot one today! Enjoy this #Mango #Pineapple #Spinach #Mint #Icepop!! No added sugars. I swear, you won’t even taste the spinach! Delicious and nutritious. 
Blend about 4 cups of fresh or frozen fruit- 2 cups of mango, 1 cup of pineapple, 1 cup of spinach (tightly packed), and a handful of fresh mint. Blend and stir as needed. Add a little water to blend easier, but not too much! Makes 10 3-ounce popsicles. #yummy!!!!  
#bushwick #bushwicknutrition #health #healthy #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

It’s a hot one today! Enjoy this #Mango #Pineapple #Spinach #Mint #Icepop!! No added sugars. I swear, you won’t even taste the spinach! Delicious and nutritious.
Blend about 4 cups of fresh or frozen fruit- 2 cups of mango, 1 cup of pineapple, 1 cup of spinach (tightly packed), and a handful of fresh mint. Blend and stir as needed. Add a little water to blend easier, but not too much! Makes 10 3-ounce popsicles. #yummy!!!!
#bushwick #bushwicknutrition #health #healthy #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

Everybody should start their #Monday with a #Kiwi #Pineapple #Mint #Icepop!! No added sugars. Great as a light snack or dessert. And perfect activity for kids!  

 Blend about 4 cups of fresh or frozen kiwi and pineapple with a handful of fresh mint. I used about 1/3 kiwi (4 fresh kiwi) and 2/3s frozen pineapple. Blend and stir as needed. If you want them to look extra cool, slice 2 pieces of kiwi per ice-pop! (as pictured). Makes 10 3-ounce popsicles. Enjoy!  
#lazynutritionist #lazynutrition #bushwicknutrition #bushwick #noaddedsugar #kidfriendly #fruiticepop

Everybody should start their #Monday with a #Kiwi #Pineapple #Mint #Icepop!! No added sugars. Great as a light snack or dessert. And perfect activity for kids!

Blend about 4 cups of fresh or frozen kiwi and pineapple with a handful of fresh mint. I used about 1/3 kiwi (4 fresh kiwi) and 2/3s frozen pineapple. Blend and stir as needed. If you want them to look extra cool, slice 2 pieces of kiwi per ice-pop! (as pictured). Makes 10 3-ounce popsicles. Enjoy!
#lazynutritionist #lazynutrition #bushwicknutrition #bushwick #noaddedsugar #kidfriendly #fruiticepop

Watermelon-Mint-Cherry Pops

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Last year, I wrote about the benefits of watermelon. Watermelon is not only filled with nutritious benefits, but it’s naturally sweet taste and high water content make it a perfect fruit for blending and making ice-pops (of course!) without any added sugars or even water. 

Watermelon-Mint-Cherry Popsicles

Makes 10 popsicles. Each popsicle is ~20 calories. 

Ingredients: 

  • 4 cups of cubed, fresh watermelon - make sure to use the watermelon juice as you cube 
  • A handful of fresh mint or spearmint leaves 
  • ¼ cup of sliced cherries- about 8 cherries (in season as well!) (optional) 

Place watermelon and mint in blender. Blend and stir as needed. Once blended, it should provide around 3 cups. Add to pop maker, leaving about 1 cm from the top. Add 1 tsp of sliced cherries to top and freeze. 

Enjoy! 

imageThese pops are super kid friendly! Little Fiana was enjoying every bite (or slurp, I should say ;) 

Spring Smoothie  
 As you probably remember from some posts back,  I prefer smoothies over juices . Partly because they are much easier to make (not so much cleaning involved), but also because all the nutrients remain intact - especially the fiber. One of the trickier aspects of making a smoothie is that the texture may not be so amenable. One thing to remember:  you can always add more water to manipulate the texture!   
 It was probably the ray of sunshine that inspired this smoothie, or maybe it was way too many dinners out this week. Either way- I am so grateful because even my husband said, and I quote:  “I could have this drink every day for the rest of life."  I couldn’t ask for a bigger compliment!  
  Green Smoothie Recipe  
 2 servings (16 ounces per serving)  
  1 cup of mango (fresh or frozen)  
 ¼ cup of pineapple (fresh or frozen)  
 1 cup of arugula (fresh or frozen)  *** I used Arugula I had frozen myself  
 2 tablespoons of fresh mint (preferably)  
 1 tablespoon of  flaxseeds   
 1 tablespoon of  chia seeds  
 2 cups of water,  or more, if you want to change the consistency   
  Every serving is: 90 calories, 3 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber, and 4.5 grams of healthy fats. It is definitely not a meal replacement, but it’s a great way to start your day!  
  Happy blending! 

Spring Smoothie

As you probably remember from some posts back, I prefer smoothies over juices. Partly because they are much easier to make (not so much cleaning involved), but also because all the nutrients remain intact - especially the fiber. One of the trickier aspects of making a smoothie is that the texture may not be so amenable. One thing to remember: you can always add more water to manipulate the texture! 

It was probably the ray of sunshine that inspired this smoothie, or maybe it was way too many dinners out this week. Either way- I am so grateful because even my husband said, and I quote: “I could have this drink every day for the rest of life." I couldn’t ask for a bigger compliment! 

Green Smoothie Recipe

2 servings (16 ounces per serving) 

  • 1 cup of mango (fresh or frozen) 
  • ¼ cup of pineapple (fresh or frozen) 
  • 1 cup of arugula (fresh or frozen) *** I used Arugula I had frozen myself
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh mint (preferably) 
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds 
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 2 cups of water, or more, if you want to change the consistency 

Every serving is: 90 calories, 3 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber, and 4.5 grams of healthy fats. It is definitely not a meal replacement, but it’s a great way to start your day! 

Happy blending!