These watermelon popsicles with strawberry and mint are super easy to make with just 5 ingredients; are really refreshing, hydrating, and delicious; and are loaded nutrients.
The combo of watermelon, strawberries, and mint is one of my favorites. I often blend fresh watermelon, berries, and mint to make a hydrating drink to sip on throughout the day. But, when you freeze that blend the flavor dulls a bit, and so for these popsicles I’ve just added some dates to sweeten the deal, and a pinch of salt to bring out the natural flavor of the watermelon.
I developed these watermelon popsicles as part of my new partnership with The Fresh 20 where I will share a recipe every two weeks on their new blog. I wanted to share these watermelon popsicles with you while the watermelon is still wonderful.
I know the weather is starting to get a bit cooler on the east coast. But, it is still really hot in L.A, and these watermelon popsicles have been on heavy rotation in our house all summer. They are such a tasty way to stay hydrated in the hot weather.
Watermelon is over 90% mineral-rich water that is loaded with vitamin A (through beta-carotene) and vitamin C to boost immunity, and sodium and potassium to hydrate, fight fatigue, and replenish electrolytes.
Watermelon is also packed with lycopene and glutathione antioxidants that act as anti-inflammatory agents protecting the heart, bones, skin, respiratory system, and prostate in men. Our kidneys convert the citrulline in watermelon to the amino acid arginine, which is an incredible detox agent, so watermelon is fantastic for cleansing, too.
Strawberries are also high-water-content fruits that help to combat oxidation to reduce the degeneration of cells, tissues, and organs. Rich in phytonutrients, vitamin C, mineral buffers, and omega-3s, strawberries are also packed with antioxidants that calm inflammation to protect the eyes, muscles, blood, and nervous system.
And mint is not just for fabulous flavor. The delicious herb is rich in potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, fiber, and antioxidant vitamins A (from beta-carotene), C, E, and K to help build healthy blood, bones, and teeth, and support the cardiovascular system. Mint is also wonderful for cleansing the blood and bowels, and has a natural cooling effect on the body.
So, these watermelon popsicles are a terrific healthy treat that kids absolutely love! These popsicles have a delicious sweet flavor and have a pretty pink color.
If you don’t have popsicle molds, freeze this mixture in glasses or bowls to make slushies, or freeze in ice cube trays for small bite-sized treats. You can also drop the watermelon ice cubes to flavor water.
You can find more easy recipes like this on The Fresh 20 blog.
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