Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Real Food Wednesday 8.31.11

I'm linking up with Kelly at Kelly the Kitchen Kop for Real Food Wednesday. I have been wanting to link up to this for months and finally decided to go for it!

I spent most of my weekend in the kitchen cooking & baking since I had a lot of produce to use. I have had to get creative in how I use our produce since B doesn't eat much of it, and it is too much for me to eat in one week!

I had 1/2 a watermelon and another type of melon that I have no idea what it was.  It tasted like a mix between a cantaloupe and honeydew.  Maybe a cantalodew!  Sorry folks, long day at work.  

There was no way we were going to eat up all the melon before it went bad, so I had to find something to do with it. I found a recipe online for watermelon popsicles that sounded fabulous.    When I cook from recipes I usually make changes to it before I even try the original recipe, that is just how I roll! 

So I took the watermelon popsicle recipe and made some changes.  I removed the sugar because fruit is sweet enough by itself.   Since I had more then just watermelon to use I mixed in the unknown melon and some frozen mixed berries.   Here is the recipe:

Minty Watermelon-Berry Popsicles
4 cups seedless watermelon
2 cups melon
1 cup mixed berries (frozen or fresh)
1/4 cup chopped mint leaves.
3 tsp. lemon zest
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Dash of salt
Peel and cut up melons.  Puree the melon in food processor until smooth (about 30 seconds to1 minute).  Pour into bowl.  Puree mixed berries. Add to melon mixture.  Chop mint leaves in processor.  Add to fruit mixture. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt. Mix together. 
Pour mixture into or ice cube trays (or popsicle molds).  Place filled trays in freezer.  Freeze for about 3 hours or until frozen.  Insert popsicle sticks in half way through freezing.  I inserted them after about 1 hour of freezing.
Once frozen, remove from trays and store in storage container. 

**Click here to view a printable version of recipe.

Here are some photos of the popsicles

 All the ingredients mixed up and ready to be put in the ice cube trays

 Ice cube trays filled and ready to put in freezer

 Ice cube trays with the little popsicle sticks stuck in (you can find the little sticks at a craft store)

The finished good!
This recipe is very be creative and enjoy making your own popsicles. They are MUCH healthier then the ones sitting in the freezer isle of the grocery store. 

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Til' next time,


  1. I'll have to make these for my kids! Thanks so much! Visiting from Real Food WEdnesday! (I'm right below your link!)

  2. These look really good. Did B like them even though they were "fruit" based?


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