summer

#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

Healthy Pops (Recipe 1). For those of you who enjoy something sweet (but not too sweet) and sour, try my  Cucumber-Lime Pop.  
 Makes 10 pops (total of 28 oz= 3.5 cups) 
 Place 1/3 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice, and 1 large cucumber (without the peel) in a blender. Add enough water to total 3.5 cups. Blend. Add to   pop maker   and freeze. Wait for a hot Summer’s day to enjoy! 
 Calories: ~35 per pop. 
 TIP: If you are not convinced about getting a pop maker, you can make ice-cubes with this recipe and add it to sparking water for a “light limonada.”

Healthy Pops (Recipe 1). For those of you who enjoy something sweet (but not too sweet) and sour, try my Cucumber-Lime Pop.

Makes 10 pops (total of 28 oz= 3.5 cups)

Place 1/3 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice, and 1 large cucumber (without the peel) in a blender. Add enough water to total 3.5 cups. Blend. Add to pop maker and freeze. Wait for a hot Summer’s day to enjoy!

Calories: ~35 per pop.

TIP: If you are not convinced about getting a pop maker, you can make ice-cubes with this recipe and add it to sparking water for a “light limonada.”