Lemon & Lime Popsicles. A Naturally Sweetened Nutritious Summer Treat.

 

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Ingredients: Two juicy lemons, three limes, water, Stevia or maple syrup to sweeten.

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Squeeze the fresh lemons and limes into a container.

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Add a touch of water to dilute the acidity slightly, while maintaining plenty of bright citrus flavor.
Note: The less water you add, the more citrusy flavour you will have! Adding too much water will cause the popsicles to melt quicker too.

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Sweeten with Stevia, a natural plant-based product that has no sugar and is calorie-free powder – appropriate for those on low-glycemic diets. It does have a subtle yet distinct taste, but it is largely masked in this citrus-heavy recipe. Highly concentrated in sweetness, you only need a teaspoon or so of stevia for six popsicles. Otherwise, use 4-6 tablespoons of maple syrup to sweeten, another healthy option. Taste the mix before freezing to ensure the balance works for your palate, if too acidic, add a touch more water for example.

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Pour the mix into your popsicle molds.

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Freeze overnight or for at least 6 hours.

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I also used this sweetened citrus mix to make ice-cubes! a flavorful way to naturally enhance your water.

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The warm weather has arrived, which means popsicle season has begun! This simple, nutritious recipe offers a refreshing, and tasty treat to enjoy on a hot day. Composed of just a few healthy ingredients, you can feel good about serving your family and friends these homemade pops!

Ingredients:

  • Two large lemons
  • Three limes
  • Water, enough to dilute slightly
  • Stevia or maple syrup to taste

Instructions:

  1. Squeeze the fresh citrus fruit into a spouted container (making it easier to pour into the popsicle molds)
  2. Dilute the mix slightly with a few tablespoons of water.
  3. Stir in your sweetener, allowing it to dissolve.
  4. Pour the mix into popsicle molds and freeze for 6-8 hours.
  5. Enjoy!

Nutrition Tip:

  • Lemon and lime juice is packed with Vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and bioflavonoid antioxidants.
  • Commercial packaged popsicles are typically packed with processed ingredients and refined sugars. These homemade whole food pops are a healthy choice!

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