Healthy + Hydrating Homemade Popsicles

3 Cool Recipes to Hydrate 

Whether you’re ending your September summer days working in your backyard or relaxing at the beach, you’ll experience your best times–and your best health–by prioritizing your hydration routine. 

Your body relies on water to regulate your body temperature and optimize your vital automatic functions, like breathing and blood pressure. When temperatures rise, your body is faced with an additional task that completely depends on water: staying cool. 

When you’re in the heat, working out, or both, your body releases sweat, which is 99% water, through ducts in your skin. Your body cools as sweat evaporates, though it needs lost fluids to be continually replaced in order to keep perspiration, and all your vital bodily functions, optimally performing and to prevent the damaging effects of overheating. 

Along with sipping water all throughout the day, you can boost your hydration with a healthy homemade popsicle made from water-based ingredients, like cucumber, watermelon, and water itself! These frozen treats are easy to make and a fun, simple way to hydrate on a warm summer day. 

Berry Lemonade Popsicles

Ingredients

2 cups water

 Zest of 1 lemon

Juice of 1 lemon

¼ cup honey or maple syrup 

1 cup berries (blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, etc)  

Method

  1. Divide berries into a popsicle mold (if using strawberries, chop into chunks first).  
  2. In a large bowl or pitcher, combine remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. 
  3. Pour lemonade mixture into the popsicle mold, leaving approximately a half-inch of room at the top.
  4. Place tops and sticks into the molds. 
  5. Freeze for 6-8 hours or overnight.  

Watermelon Basil Popsicles

Ingredients

3 cups watermelon, divided

1 tablespoon fresh basil 

1½  cups water

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional) 

Method

  1. Chop ½ cup watermelon into ¼-inch cubes and divide into a popsicle mold. 
  2. In a blender, puree 2 ½  cups watermelon, basil, water, lime juice, and sweetener, if using. 
  3. Stir the popsicle mixture and divide into the popsicle mold, leaving ½-inch of room at the top.
  4. Place tops and sticks into the molds. 
  5. Freeze for 6-8 hours or overnight.  

Cucumber, Mint, and Lime Popsicles 

Ingredients

1 English cucumber, peeled and sliced

¼ cup lime juice

¼ cup honey

½ cup water 

¼ cup fresh mint leaves 

Pinch of kosher salt 

Method

  1. Puree all ingredients, except for mint leaves, in a blender
  2. Add mint leaves and pulse until coarsely chopped
  3. Pour mixture into a popsicle mold, leave ½-inch space at the top
  4. Place tops and sticks into the molds. 
  5. Freeze for 6-8 hours or overnight.  

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