A refreshing, naturally sweet summer treat! Gluten free, vegan, and perfectly delicious.
Our little family has been enjoying the sunny days and warmer weather. With school getting out, we’ve got a bit more free time on our hands, and we’ve been using it to spend time playing outside and swimming at the pool. Hot afternoons call for cold summer snacks, and popsicles are our go-to.
Smoothie popsicles are our summer lifeblood. They’re light, fresh, and healthy. My little ones love mixing up different concoctions in the blender, and I love knowing our afternoon snacks are full of fruits (and sometimes veggies!), free from any added sugars, dyes, or artificial flavors. Nature does sweetness so well, why bother with anything else?
Making smoothies into popsicles is also great because you retain all the fiber found in the whole fruit itself! Kids need fiber daily, preferably more than 14 grams each day.
These strawberry watermelon kiwi popsicles are a perfect use for leftover watermelon you have in the fridge and can even rescue a watermelon that was less-than-amazing (we all get those sometimes, right?). The sweetness of the strawberries and the little tart undertone from the lime and kiwi make this the perfect, naturally-sweet treat.
As an added bonus, watermelon contains plenty potassium and magnesium, which help restore your body’s electrolyte balance after spending all that time running around or sweating in the sun.
To change things up a bit, you can swap out the strawberries for raspberries. I just love the strawberry-watermelon combination so much I can hardly ever stray. Also note that fresh or frozen strawberries work well in this recipe.
What are your family’s favorite summer treats?
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