Watermelon Lime Popsicles (immunity-booster, refined-sugar-free). These homemade popsicles are made of nutritionally-powerful watermelon, lime, fresh coconut flakes and lime. All serve to boost your immunity sky-high, as well as deliver a fresh, light delicious popsicle.
Watermelon Lime Popsicles (immunity-booster, refined-sugar-free)
Watermelon lime popsicles are the essence of summer. But a summer cold is not, haha.
So enjoy these popsicles, knowing you are boosting your immunity sky high!
I actually made these high-immunity pops because my daughter caught a cold this week. A summer cold is no fun, so I was looking for ways to make her smile and fight her cold.
How Do These Popsicles Boost Immunity?
They are boosted with the natural immunity power of watermelon, so high in vitamins C, A and B6, as well as antioxidants and amino acids.
I popped in lime of course because everyone knows that citrus (also a top immunity booster) is a favorite fresh pairing with watermelon.
What really pushes the immunity button in this recipe however is baobab powder, that special superfood made from the bark of baobab trees that is so high in vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and more cold-busters.
To round out the pops’ overall nutrition, I embedded fresh coconut shavings.
It’s important to buy super fresh coconut flakes so the nutritional panel stays intact. In fact, super fresh flakes are so fresh, you could actually blend them into a smooth and creamy coconut butter.
I didn’t do that here, though. I took an easy route and just popped them into the top layer, just before the popsicle mixture froze solid.
Fresh unsweetened coconut flakes are awesome because they hold healthy fats, carbs, protein and iron and phosphorus which support teeth and bone.
So they actually help you feel more full after eating these pops.
I hope you like these festive and healthy pops!
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Watermelon Lime Popsicles
- Blend up the watermelon, lime juice and baobab, but only until combined. You want the watermelon flesh to have some substance as it freezes.
- Pour into molds leaving about 1/2 inch at the top for the flakes.
- Slide a lime slice into each and press against the side with the handle of a spoon.
- Freeze for one hour, then insert sticks and top with coconut flakes.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours before eating.
- Remove popsicles by submerging mold (not getting popsicles wet) in a tub of hot water. Pull out a popsicle, put it in the freezer immediately. Enjoy!
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients . On this blog you’ll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in immunological nutritional studies and journalism. More about Dee Dine here.