(photo courtesy of www.marthastewart.com)
I've really been wanting to find some good, cold, delicious AND HEALTHY popsicles for my kids. I've decided I can't find ANY at the grocery store. They all have high fructose corn syrup and artificial food colours. Now, for my readers out there, I am a sort of a food snob. I try not to buy things with high fructose corn syrup, artificial colour, enriched flour, etc for the most part and only buy items with these things for stuff I can't live without. I'm not a health Nazi, but I really don't want to fill up my kids with "filler nutrients" and chemical colouring if I can help it. I really don't want my kids consuming one hundred Mr. Freezes a day.
So, I wanted to make my own Popsicles--problem is I've packed all my non-essential cooking items. I found this GREAT recipe on marthastewart.com for Watermelon Blasters. The kids LOVE them--they're addicted. The best part--absolutely no sugar. Give it a try and see if you like them too:
3 cups cubed, seeded watermelon
1 1/2 cups strawberries
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (I use one whole lime)
1 cup ice cubes
Sugar, to taste (we've never had to add sugar, the watermelon is sweet enough)
Put watermelon, strawberries, lime juice, ice, and sugar if desired into the pitcher of a blender, and blend for 15 seconds on high speed. (Always put the top on the container before processing.) Stop machine, and stir ingredients with a long wooden spoon. Blend for 15 seconds more on high speed.