Summer is officially HERE and it’s bound to begin to get hotter and hotter. So, while you’re getting in your hard work an exercise and the temperatures are rising, what better way to cool down (besides a good old fashioned ice bath) than to indulge in delicious, health-conscious, frozen treat, like the one featured here from our friends at Solluna?
We’re all about spicing things up here at XPT, so Cucumber Lime Jalapeno Popsicle recipe is right up our alley and we think you’re going to love it too. Thanks to our good friend Kimberly Snyder and Solluna for the recipe and for the motivation we need to brave the summer sun and look forward to this thirst quenching, satisfying little treat at the end of a long hot summer workout.
Get the full recipe below and be sure to check out their site for more awesome recipes just like this and a wealth of other fitness and inspirational information: www.solluna.com.
Originally published on Solluna.com
Healthy homemade Cucumber Lime Jalapeño Popsicles are the ultimate summer treat! Straight out of the freezer, these refreshing green goodies will cool you down and quench your thirst. Even better, these popsicles are something the whole family will enjoy.
I think it is important to have treats from time to time. We deserve it! But I also think it’s important to make sure what we indulge in uplifts us, instead of drags us down. Often store-bought popsicles are laden with fructose corn syrup or way too much sugar. Sugar crash anyone? No thank you! Enjoy my Cucumber Lime Jalapeño Popsicles instead! They are super simple to make and last in the freezer for weeks.
And though there are only 4 ingredients in my Cucumber Lime Jalapeño Popsicles, they still pack quite the punch of healthy goodness…
Cucumbers are one of the best foods since they have such a high water content. Which also makes them super hydrating and perfect for summer! Besides water, cucumbers are also made up of B vitamins and vitamin C. Often in these warmer months our bodies can overheat and retain water. So it is a great idea to keep snacks like my Cucumber Lime Jalapeño Popsicles on hand. They help keep you cool and hydrated while boosting your nutrients and balancing your electrolytes.
Other key nutrients cucumbers contain are potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium. And even cooler to note, cucumbers can help prevent dull skin on your body. The phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collage in your outer skin later to tighten up. Meaning cucumbers can actually reduce the visibility of cellulite! How cool is that!?! Maybe next time you are going to a pool party, think about bringing these treats along. And feel so cool rocking that cute bikini of yours, while knowing your popsicle is working some beauty magic!
I often hear a common question about limes… ‘Are limes just an unripe lemon?’ I can understand why some people might think this, but the answer is no. Limes are not the unripe sister of a lemon. Limes are actually their own fruit completely. Though they do have very similar qualities to lemons.
You know how much I love my lemons Beauties. Yet just like those yellow-fellows, limes have a special place in my heart too. Limes have loads of vitamin C and enzymes and cleansing properties. They are filled with antioxidants helping to fight off free radical damage and boost your beauty. And they are a great source of dietary fiber! Just don’t try to eat to meaning limes in one sitting. They can be tart and sour which will really mess with your taste buds after a while.
So as you slowly savor your Cucumber Lime Jalapeño Popsicles think about all the benefits you are granting yourself. Not only are you cooling off with a healthy treat, but also you are boosting your body with amazing health benefits. And you are doing this all while avoiding excess sugar 🙂 Good job Beauty!
I hope you enjoy my Cucumber Lime JalapeñoPopsicles all season long. Be sure to make extra batches and share with your friends. They will thank you for the delightful homemade goody! Don’t forget to pin the image up top to your Pinterest board. And as always, tag me in your Instagram creations so I can see all the yummy treats you are making.
Lots of Love Beauty,
1. Prepare all your ingredients. Place all ingredients into your blender and puree.
2. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh bag, into a bowl, removing as much squeezing as much juice from the excess pulp as possible.
3. Evenly divide the juice into popsicle molds. Insert popsicle sticks and place into freezer for 4 hours before enjoying.
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