Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Striped Fruit Popsicles

My Sweet Baby
Photo by Simona Balint

We can have the succulent treats of summer, without the sugar and nasty food coloring!

Summer fruits are naturally so full of sweet flavor that it's easy to enjoy them plain, but in creative ways.

Making healthy food more creatively makes kids want it even more, and it's just more fun to look at!

Striped Fruit Popsicles

The prep time for these is only about 5 minutes.  The freezer time totals about 3 hours, but very little effort is needed during that time.

Ripe watermelon
Orange juice  (preferably fresh squeezed, or concentrated organic)
Popsicle molds  (or disposable cups and popsicle sticks)

Tip:  Most watermelons will be sweet enough by themselves, but if needed you can add about 1 tsp. of honey to the watermelon to sweeten it up a bit.

1) Cut the watermelon into chunks and put them into a blender, then liquefy them.
2) Prepare the orange juice.
3) Pour the liquefied watermelon into the popsicle molds until they're about 1/3 full, then put the molds into the freezer for about an hour.
*If the layers aren't completelly frozen the colors will mix.

4) When the watermelon is completely frozen add the layer of orange juice, making the molds a total of 2/3 full, then put the molds back into the freezer.
5) When the orange juice is frozen solid you can top the popsicles off with more watermelon, then freeze.

Once they're frozen eat them on hot days, or any day, because they're healthy so you can enjoy eating lot's of them!  

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