It's summer! That means melons are now in season and very tasty. Watermelon is one of my favorites. It's light and sweet and perfect when those sugar cravings start to kick-in during the luteal phase. Kids love watermelon too, so forget about those store bought Popsicles, full of HFCS, artificial colors and artificial flavors and go for one of these homemade pops -they are as easy as 1,2,3.
These were made from 1/2 of a large seedless:
1) Slice watermelon into large chunks, place in large bowl and blend with an immersible hand blender. You can also do this in a blender as well.
2) Puree until all chunks are smooth. Pour puree into a pitcher or measure. I have a 4 cup measuring cup that I use more often as a bowl than a measure.
3) Pour into pop molds or ice cube tray and freeze
Amount Per 1 cup, diced (152 g)
% Daily Value*
Total fat 0.2 g 0% Saturated fat 0 g- 0%, Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g, Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 2 mg 0%
Potassium 170 mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 11 g 3%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Sugar 9 g
Protein 0.9 g 1%
Vitamin A 17%, Vitamin C 20%, Calcium 1%, Iron 2%, Vitamin B-6 5%, Vitamin B-12 0%, Magnesium 3%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs