Hello, world! I went on hiatus for a while leading up to my wedding and then I was away on my honeymoon (more on that later), but now I’m back in the blogging game. Back to real life, really…work, grocery shopping, meal planning, regular exercise, and working with clients. While there are days I wished I was back in Bora Bora sunbathing on a private deck, swimming in clear blue water and being waited on by our butler Constantine (yes, really!), I’m generally happy to be back into the swing of things. I thrive on structure, what can I say?
On Sunday I did a seasonal purge session throughout the apartment and got rid of lots of cookbooks that I never use. I went through each one and ripped out pages of recipes that I realistically thought I’d try (someday) and stuffed them into this super-cute Anthropologie recipe book. Hopefully I’ll get to actually writing them down soon, but at least this quick-fix approach cleared a lot of clutter on our kitchen counter tops. (Sometimes I just need to do the bare minimum of what it takes to get the job done or else it will never happen!)
I came across a Watermelon-Cucumber Smoothie recipe in a DASH Diet cookbook. To be perfectly honest, the main thing that attracted me to this recipe was the short ingredient list and the fact that the instructions suggested use the smoothie mix for popsicles. I had just resurfaced this Zoku popsicle mold my mom gave me years ago, and thought it could be a fun little Sunday project. It’s funny because recently I have been eying pretty popsicle pics on Instagram with envy thinking, “I’ll never do anything cute or creative like that.” And then I thought…why not?!
5-Ingredient Watermelon Popsicles:
-5 cups chopped watermelon
-1 cup chopped cucumber
-1 small bunch of mint
-2 tbsp honey (this was my addition to the original recipe)
-juice from one lime
Simply add the ingredients in a blender, adding splashes of water (not too much!) and stir as need to get things moving. Add mix to a popsicle mold or even mini paper cups with popsicle sticks inside.
Sometimes you just need a little sweet treat after a meal, especially in the summer. So why not use it as an opportunity to get some healthy foods in? Remember, don’t assume you will enjoy the ice cream cone more just because it feels more indulgent. You just may surprise yourself how much you enjoy healthy alternatives!
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