Watermelon Popsicle Recipe
- 4 cups fresh cubed watermelon (about 1 pound, no rind!)
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar sweetener syrup
- Blend the watermelon, lime juice, and agave nectar sweetener in a blender (or process the melon through a juicer then stir in the lime juice and honey).
- Pour the mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, pressing the fibrous melon with the back of a spoon to extract the maximum amount of juice.
- Carefully pour or spoon the juice into Popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
- If using Popsicle sticks, insert the sticks when the Popsicle are partially frozen.
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Calories: 31, Fat(g) .9, Saturated Fat (g) 0, Cholesterol (mg) 0, Sodium (mg) 6, Carbohydrate (g) 8, Fiber (g) 0, Protein (g) 0, Calcium (mg) 5.4
Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern Africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind of a berry which has a thick rind and fleshy center. Research shows that eating foods that are full of water helps keep you satisfied on fewer calories. (Interestingly enough, drinking water alongside foods doesn’t have the same effect.) The good news is that you don’t just have to drink water. You can eat it, too: In addition to delivering skin-protecting lycopene, watermelon is 92 percent water (hence the name). Staying hydrated keeps your memory sharp and your mood stable. It also helps keep your body cool (by sweating) during hot summer months.