Is there anything more refreshing than icy-cold watermelon on a hot summer day? There isn’t much to this pop, but there doesn’t need to be: the zesty acidity of the lime is just enough to brighten the sweet and juicy watermelon. There’s a reason we crave watermelons when we’re sweating: they’re 91 percent water and, therefore, super hydrating. That other 9 percent packs a heavy nutritional punch as well—watermelons contain more lycopene than tomatoes, and an amino acid called L-citrulline that’s been found to relieve muscle pain.
- 3 cups watermelon, in 1-inch cubes
- Zest and juice of 1 lime
- Prep Time: 15m
Blend together all the ingredients until smooth (you can leave some chunks of watermelon if you’d like). Pour the mixture into pop molds and freeze for 1 hour. Insert sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours more, or until solid.
This recipe was featured in the Summer 2017 Beekman 1802 Almanac Magazine. For more check out Glow Pops: Super-Easy Superfood Recipes to Help You Look and Feel Your Best. Copyright © 2017 by Liz Moody. Photography by Lauren Volo. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.