Watermelon And Kiwi Popsicle : Summer Heat Buster

200 min prep time
Desserts
Preperation Time:
200 mins

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 ServingPer Serving%Daily Value*
Calories325Calories from Fat7
Total Fat0.8g1%Saturated Fat0.2g1%
Cholesterol0mg0%Sodium6mg0%
Potassium575mg16%Carbohydrates84.0g28%
Dietary Fiber3.5g14%Sugars75.5g
Protein2.7gVitamin A36%
Vitamin C159%Calcium5%
Iron6%

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 Serving
Calories325
Total Fat0.8g1%
Cholesterol0mg0%
Potassium575mg16%
Dietary Fiber3.5g14%
Protein2.7g
Vitamin C159%
Iron6%
Per Serving%Daily Value*
Calories from Fat7
Saturated Fat0.2g1%
Sodium6mg0%
Carbohydrates84.0g28%
Sugars75.5g
Vitamin A36%
Calcium5%

Procedure:

Heat sugar and little water and on a low flame until sugar just dissolves and forms a simple syrup. (No particular consistency needs to be achieved). Leave to cool.

Place the roughly cubed watermelon in a blender and add the sugar syrup.

Blend till you get a smooth fruit puree.

Peel and slice the kiwi into thick slices. Fill the popsicle moulds with watermelon juice. Add a slice of kiwi in each popsicle mould and insert the popsicle handle. Freeze overnight.

Just before serving, place the popsicle mould under tap water for a minute and pull out gently to serve.

Notes

If your watermelon is very sweet, avoid using the sugar.

Despite popular belief that watermelon is made up of only water and sugar, watermelon is actually considered a nutrient dense food, a food that provides a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for a low amount of calories. The best time to indulge in this fresh, succulent, juicy melon, is summertime, when they are in season and deliver an array of nutrients, vitamin and minerals. A quick glance at the benefits of Watermelon:

Cardiovascular and Bone Health

Reduced Body Fat

Anti-inflammatory & Antioxidant Support

Diuretic & Kidney Support

Muscle & Nerve Support

Alkaline-forming

Improves Eye Health

Immune Support, Wound Healing & Prevents Cell Damage

Kiwis are small, but don’t let their size fool you. This super fruit is host to numerous nutrition benefits.

Kiwifruit is high in vitamins C and E.

Two medium kiwis boast 230 percent the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, almost twice that of an orange.

It’s benefits include:

Studies suggest that vitamin C boosts immune system and fights stress and aging. It also promotes wound healing and iron absorption for healthy bones, blood vessels, and teeth.

In addition to their vitamin C goodness, kiwis contain a rare, fat-free form of vitamin E. This is a potent antioxidant said to help lower cholesterol and boost immunity. Both vitamins act as antioxidants and are being studied for their potential to help protect against cancer-causing cell damage.

Kiwi is also high in serotonin, a hormone with digestive and cardiovascular functions. Serotonin boosts learning, memory, and mood, and also helps regulate your appetite.

Studies suggest that two kiwifruit deliver 30mg of magnesium. Magnesium is crucial to nerve and muscle function, and it boosts energy levels. And with 20 percent more potassium than a banana, it’s a great way to get this essential mineral that helps manage blood pressure, along with a decreased risk of kidney stones, stroke, and osteoporosis.

Improves Respiratory functioning.

Kiwifruit contains the phytochemical lutein. Lutein is a carotenoid vitamin that can prevent age-related blindness.

Kiwifruit is fat-free, and two kiwis alone contain more fiber than most bran cereal. Kiwifruit are a good option for people who need to manage their blood sugar — they have a glycemic index of only 52. They’re also a fresh, delicious way to maintain heart health, regulate digestion, and manage cholesterol.

The summer heat is just killing all of us. And what better way to beat the heat with these delicious popsicles.

Filled with two amazing fruits, this popsicle is the perfect treat this summer for your family.

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