Hi! I’m so glad you’re here!
I have recently been getting into homemade ice pops, especially when I read the labels for some store-bought versions. (Lots of secret sugar! Yikes!). I mean, sometimes if it’s just sweltering hot, and you’re out for a treat, do what you will. But, if you have control over what goes into it, the possibilities are endless (and delicious!).
I’m finding that the more I try to develop new things to share with you here, the more I’m learning about what I like to make, and growing in my confidence about trying new things. Lots of things that I try definitely don’t make it to the blog (that’s in your best interest), but I’m always so glad I tried them out. Lots of things are just in the budding growth phases!
The more I’m at my practice, the more I am motivated to find really excellent, easy to make recipes to share with clients and readers alike! It’s no fun living well if everything tastes like pressed chip board (No offense, brown rice cakes, but sometimes you’re not my first choice).
So, with hot summer days and backyard fun in mind, I’ve made this new little freezer pop. It’s fast to make, and I hope you like it as much as I do. I’ve included two ways to make it, so it’s portable and functional.
I was introduced to the idea of “spa water” a while ago at a friends shower. Until then, I had been slightly prejudiced toward water with stuff floating in it… functioning under the assumption that this was just water masquerading as something fun and fruity. But I was so pleasantly surprised! The water becomes this whole other drink that is in no way dull. I think it was called “spa water”, because someone had it while they were at a…spa. Plus, it feels special and good for you.
Also, this pop is a great treat to have on hand during the last 2 days of the Candida Cleanse Diet!
Cooling Cucumber Lemon Spa Pops
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced. (Note: make sure you have thoroughly cleaned all foods prior to use, as whatever dirt etc might be on the skin will end up in your water if it’s not washed off). (You can include a little of the lemon zest as well).
- 1/2 of an English cucumber, thinly sliced
- 4 quarts of water (or whatever will fill up your pitcher)
- Combine all the ingredients in the pitcher of water, and allow it to stand in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (I left mine overnight). The longer you can leave it, the stronger the flavor will be.
- Pour the water into ice pop molds (remove the fruit), and let stand in the freezer until completely frozen
- Pour the fruit water into ice-cube trays, and drop a few in your water bottle or glass of water/juice. It gives it a nice light flavor, and if you’re someone who struggles to drink a sufficient amount of water in a day, this is an easy way to make it more fun. Hydration is so important for your whole body, but also for your mind, and your body’s ability to heal and maintain homeostasis. (If you’re a client, you know I remind you about drinking water at almost every session..because I care!).
Let me know how your turned out, or if you added different items! Also, let me know in the comments what you are doing to stay cool this summer! Do you swim? Migrate to the sub-Arctic? Or just have something cool to drink? Send me a picture of your versions of these pops, I’d love to see them! Tweet me, or just post it on the Facebook page, and be sure to like and share the post with your circles! Or, come follow me on Instagram or Pinterest! Thanks so much!
Take care and have a great day!
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