Summer Fruit Popsicles for Your Winter Freezer #SundaySupper

There’s something about the end of summer that really makes me want to preserve it for those cold, dark days of winter.  Sure we can find more and more produce all year round in the grocery store, but it’s those farmer’s market finds that really POP on your taste buds.

Strawberry Kiwi Watermelon Popsicles (1)

I like to make batches of sauces and soups to freeze for the winter along with lots of popsicles for Mini Me. That girl can lick a popsicle in below freezing weather and follow it up with a hot cocoa chaser!

Watermelon is one of her favorites and so simple to make. Just some pureed watermelon and freshly squeezed lime juice and you have a perfectly healthy treat that mom doesn’t have to say NO to when asked.

 

Watermelon Popsicles

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon flesh
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp honey (optional)

Blend the watermelon, lime juice, salt and optional honey 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 popsicles are partially frozen.

 

There is never a shortage of popsicles in our freezer. I don’t mean the ones laced with sugar and preservatives that are merely food coloring and ice in a plastic tube. I mean high quality, nutritious popsicles made from fresh fruits (and sometimes vegetables). That just gave me an idea I haven’t tried yet. A carrot popsicle!

Some of our other favorites around here include: Strawberry Cantaloupe and Strawberry Kiwi Melon

Strawberry Cantaloupe Popsicles

I also like to make protein-based fudgesicles for those moments when I’d like a little treat, but want to feel like I’m not deviating from my fitness goals.  For those times, I simply turn my peanut butter cup, pistachio or butterscotch High Protein Desserts into a childhood treat!

I’ve also been known to take any of our Family Favorite Smoothies like the Tropical Bomb Pop or the Dirty Banana (all made with fruit) and turn them into popsicles.

TropicalBombPop2

I got so excited about all the fun we have turning farmer’s markets fruits and vegetables and other favorite desserts into popsicles that I almost forgot to tell you about all the great recipes Caroline Williams from Caroline’s Cooking  and some of my other friends are sharing this week for #SundaySupper Farmer’s Market Harvesting! Check them out below, PIN them so you can find them and share them with your friends so they can keep their freezers full of good eats for the winter!

Condiments

Main dishes

Sides

Snacks

Dessert

Beverage

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.
Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

 

PBBsignature

Cassandra Burke is a Forensic Scientist by day, and a Group Fitness Instructor, Swim Team Coordinator and Travel Agent by night. A Breast Cancer Survivor since 2010, she writes about her journey as well as her struggles – training for triathlons and races, struggling to get back her health, and balancing family life all while building her brand and finding her purpose after cancer. Subscribe to Cassandra’s newsletter for updates and follow @poweredbybling on social media! For endurance sport race travel and custom family vacation travel, visit her at pbbtravel.com.

30 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge