Inside Scoop: Cool down and hydrate with these refreshing electrolyte balancing strawberry watermelon popsicles.
Holy heat wave Batman!
Here in SW Ontario the weather went from being a cool, late start to summer to all of a sudden real feel 40 degrees on a daily basis. Suffice to say it’s been hot! Now, we live in a deep freeze for a solid 9 months of the year, so we’re definitely not here to whine about the warm weather (we kinda love it), but instead just here to bring you a simple strawberry watermelon popsicle recipe.
A delicious recipe that not only refreshes and hydrates, but is loaded with electrolyte balancing ingredients, which are so vital for hot summer days like these.
Hydrate with these strawberry watermelon popsicles
Watermelon is a whopping near 90% water… hmm wonder why they called it watermelon?
We would say that watermelon is the most nutritious water you’ll ever drink, it’s loaded with Vitamin A, C, B6 and the antioxidant lycopene. Watermelon also contains iron and potassium, which are both vital for maintaining homeostasis within the body.
Not only are we digging these health benefits, but we’ve also topped these popsicles with the notorious electrolyte balancing coconut water. Coconut water isn’t one of our favourite things to drink, straight up, but it sure is refreshing in the form of a popsicle. Loaded with potassium, coconut water is one of the best ways to balance your electrolytes, and prevent dehydration in the summer heat.
These strawberry watermelon popsicles are the perfect healthy snack for you and your kiddos, they are loaded with fruit, very low in sugar and make for a great healthy swap from the sugar laced store-bought popsicles. Even the healthiest of store bought popsicles contain plenty of added sugars, so these strawberry watermelon popsicles are a great alternative, and they are so simple to make.
With only 4 ingredients these strawberry watermelon popsicles are just as simple as making a smoothie. Blend, pour and freeze, you may have to wait a few hours for these popsicles to actually freeze (we know, we know… waiting is no fun), but trust us when we say that a popsicle that’s pureed strawberry watermelon heaven is well worth the wait.
If you’re looking for another delicious blendable frozen treat, look no further. This Birthday Cake Banana Nice Cream recipe is the perfect ice cream swap that tastes refreshing and delicious on a hot summer day.
Home made popsicles are just one way to create healthier habits in a really easy way, and it gets easier as you know how to make those healthier swaps. Make sure you grab our Healthy Swap Fridge List here:
Amazon is the best for finding neat popsicle makers, with so many cool shapes you can’t go wrong. We go simple with these Frozen Ice Pop Makers. Definitely worth it if you live in a place that gets some extreme temps.
What do you think, have you been making your own popsicles this summer?
Electrolyte Balancing Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles
- 1/4 watermelon small; seedless
- 1 cup strawberries sliced
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- Coconut water to top popsicles with
Place everything in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. You can leave the strawberries a bit chunky if you like.
Pour into moulds and freeze for at least 2-3 hours.