This Watermelon Popsicle is a Healthy and Sugar-Free Dessert for A Hot Summers’ Day

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It feels like the first true month of summer. The beginning of summer… and of my addiction to watermelon. A beginning of an addiction. Now, thats what I call a good beginning. Because beginnings should be potent, and addictive. A good beginning is a strong magnetic force, a mesmerising pull, the look between two lovers across a crowded room that speaks volumes. It is a promise of an exciting journey to an incredible destination. A promise of more to come.  That… is this watermelon popsicle.

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This watermelon popsicle is another one of my snacking guilty pleasures. (yes, there are a few..) It is not a guilty pleasure because it is unhealthy or anything like that. But because guilty pleasures are decadent, and luxurious – everything that pineapple is, to me…

I had real issues sharing these popsicles with anyone, including the kids. And speaking of the kids, they did ask for seconds and thirds. And I pointed in the direction of the refrigerator, while all the time resisting, with an immense herculean effort if I may be so truthful, the urge to scream,  “No, you’ve had enough, these are mine!“.

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Over the years, I have come to terms with the fact that some things were meant to be together – like honey and pineapple (another guilty pleasure), or watermelon and pineapple. So I confess –  I am addicted to watermelon and pineapple popsicles. And you know what? I can live with that..

The truth is that many beginnings fail to lie up to their expectations, and die a sudden and almost premature death. Not this one, not this time. I choose to believe that this is the beginning of a long and amazing summer. And I have an on-going love affair with food and with words. Watermelon. Pineapple. Lime. Love..

This could be a beginning. For you… For me… For us..

Get addicted with me. I’ll feed you if you do.

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Watermelon & Pineapple Popsicle Dessert
Watermelon & Pineapple Popsicle Dessert
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4 servings 10 minutes
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  1. Peel and dice the pineapple and watermelon. Squeeze the lime and reserve the juice
  2. Place in a blender and blend thoroughly. Then add the lime juice, blend for a few seconds to mix.
  3. Transfer into popsicle moulds and freeze for a minimum of 4 hours or until completely set.

 

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Nutrition Facts
Watermelon & Pineapple Popsicle Dessert
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 244mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 16g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 82%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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The information shown is an estimate, and does not replace a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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Emem

Afro-fusion Food Lover.
Sustainable Food Advocate.
Completely nuts about Avocado.

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