Thursday, August 22, 2013

Keep it Cool Cucumber Melon Ice Pops

Well you should know by now my family is my everything and so I not only want to be healthy and fit but I want my kids to be healthy and fit too.  How do I do that?  Well I make sure the food and drinks I am giving them are healthy.  I also aim to get at least 30 minutes of outside play a day and if it is a raining day then I make sure we have a dance party.  When I see them getting all sweaty but having lots of fun I know I did my job.  Getting back to the food they eat though this recipe today I tried because I have been looking for ways to get around having the sugar filled traditional freeze pops.  Here is on alternative and it was approved with smiling faces from my kids.  

Keep it Cool 
Cucumber Melon Ice Pops
this was what they looked liked before I put them in the freezer.
I didn't have ice pop molds so I used dixie cups and appetizer picks.  

1/2 cup cucumber, chopped
1/2 cup ripe cantaloupe, chopped
1/2 cup watermelon, chopped


1. In a food processor(I’m sure you could use a hand blender), process cucumber until blended. Pour into a small bowl and set aside. Rinse out the food processor and repeat with cantaloupe and watermelon, keeping each seperate.

2. Spoon in blended cantaloupe , cucumber, and then watermelon into ice pop mold. Place sticks in mold.

3. Put mold in freezer for at least three hours or until completely frozen. To serve, place ice pop mold sideways under warm running water until they loosen.

Nutrition facts...
Calories: 19, calories from fat: 1, protein: 0.5g, carbs: 4.7 g, total fat: 0 g, fiber: 0.5 g, sodium: 5mg, sugar: 4g.

So if you try this recipe, please let me know your thoughts. 

I love love love Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Diet Stripped book, it not only have helpful information but it is jam packed with amazing recipes.  I have not found one I didn't like yet!! 

If you are interested in learning how to eat healthy I highly recommend Tosca's books.  They have helped me so very much and the more I read the more I learn.  Also if you want more one on one interaction you could also join me in my Healthy Eating & Shakeology group.  Everything is done via the internet so no in person meetings are necessary.  We discuss ways to stay motivated so you are not falling off the wagon every other day, we meal plan, discuss tips to incorporate planning and prepping into your already busy schedule, healthy recipes, snacking idea, tips for travel, and so much more.  If you would like more information about this type of group, my other health and fitness groups, or would like to join please CONTACT ME and we will set up a time to discuss your specific needs and wants.  

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