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Watermelon Popsicles for FUN 🍉

I hesitated to write this recipe because it’s so simple. 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 an 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 your friendly nutritionist. I specialize in strong digestion (hence the name, Happy Bellies) and want to say that watermelon is the easiest fruit to digest; requiring essentially no digestion when it’s eaten alone. So eat watermelon alone or with other melons. Food Combining 101 here.

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

In general, melon takes 15-30 minutes to digest in an empty stomach. The only time your stomach is truly empty is first thing in the morning. I like to serve fruit right when we all wake up with a cup of lemon water or herbal tea. By the time we sit down to our breakfast, that melon will be long out of sight. 

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Proper Food Combining: Laminated Chart

Nutritional Consultations with Tara, NC.

May all bellies be happy!

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