Refreshing Summer Treats: Watermelon Mint Popsicles and Ruby Crush

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We sadly sent our kids and grandkids back to P-town today, after a sweet week-long visit. We enjoyed lots of great meals from the garden and Wesley loved cooking and eating outside while scanning the landscape for wild animals. Tatem was busy entertaining us with delightful squeals and smiles.

In between meal times, there was water play, pool splashing, tractor riding and popsicle slurping! Wesley devoured these refreshing popsicles with mint and lime.

while his chattering is very adorable, this is one occasion where Wes isn't talking non-stop

Watermelon Mint Popsicles

4 cups cubed watermelon

1/4 cup loosely packed mint

juice of 1/2 lime

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze. If you want, you can add a tablespoon of honey or agave nectar. I did not and Wesley slurped it down. Mom would love these as well.

Ruby Crush (from Clean Eating Magazine)

This is a great recipe for those 1 1/2 inch – 2 inch beets you get after thinning a row of beets. This ruby red juice quickly became a favorite!

1/2 inch peeled ginger

2 oranges, peeled

4 oz. beets scrubbed clean (about 3 small)

Ice, as desired

Using a juicer, juice produce in the following order: ginger, oranges, and beets. Stir well and serve over ice, if desired. You will be so surprised at how refreshing and yummy this drink is!!

Ruby Crush: a beautiful magenta color and full of phytonutrients

Fresh fruit kabobs turn simple fruit into party food:

the birthday boy sampling the goods!

Treat yourself to a refreshing summer!

From my table to yours,

Amy

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6 Comments on “Refreshing Summer Treats: Watermelon Mint Popsicles and Ruby Crush”

  1. i can attest to the yumminess of the popsicles and the juice… we’ll be buying more beets this week to make that! yummmm!!!

  2. You’ve inspired me to buy popsicle molds! I definitely don’t need a kid as an excuse to chomp those down 🙂

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