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Watermelon Popsicles for FUN 🍉

I hesitated to write this recipe because it’s so simple to make. Yet, my husband was nearby and took photo’s too sweet not to share …. plus it’s not everyday we get to bring down our basket of cookie cutters!

True to name, watermelon is an excellent source of water and a diuretic. One cup of watermelon = 20% of your daily value of vitamin C and 14% the daily value of vitamin A. Watermelon has a high water content and lower calorie content than most fruit. Also delivers more nutrients per calorie, which is a pretty awesome health perk for eating a simple pop.

Watermelon Pops

Ingredients

Watermelon

Wooden popsicle sticks (you can buy these in a package of 200 for $7 from Amazon)

Cookie cutters

Method

  1. Slice watermelon into 1-2 inch pieces.
  2. Cut out fun shapes.
  3. Put a stick into the bottom center of your cut watermelon shape.  
  4. Place shapes on a cookie sheet lined with freezer paper.
  5. Freeze for about 4 hours.

Tips & Tricks

Geek Out

A nerd word from me, your friendly nutritionist. I specialize in strong digestion (hence the name, Happy Bellies) and would like to say that watermelon, like other melon, is the easiest fruit to digest; requiring essentially no digestion when it’s eaten alone. So eat watermelon alone!!

If you eat watermelon with another fruit (or food) you are looking at one of the most difficult foods to digest. That otherwise perfectly easy-to-digest piece of watermelon will travel into your tummy and stop whatever else is in there from digesting properly. The whole concoction will ferment and potentially cause gas, bloating, diarrhea, etc.

In general, melon takes 15-30 minutes to digest in an empty stomach. Eat it first thing in morning while preparing the rest of your breakfast and by the time you’re done, the melon will be long out of sight. More on food combining.

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Proper Food Combining: Laminated Chart

Nutritional Consultations with Tara, NC.

May all bellies be happy!

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