Lemon Ginger Popsicles

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If you love the tantalizing combo of honey, lemon and ginger flavors, you’re going to love these Lemon Ginger Popsicles!  Or …. as I like to call them – Detoxsicles!

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Besides tasting great, these healthy popsicles are rich with nutritional benefits.  Lemons are a rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that gives a boost to our immune system.  Lemons also help maintain the pH level in our bodies and helps to detox our system by flushing out toxins.

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The ginger in these lemon pops provide anti-inflammatory and immune boosting benefits, plus it’s good for relieving nausea, indigestion and fighting infection.

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And honey offers antibacterial and antioxidant benefits.  In general, the darker the honey, the better its antibacterial and antioxidant power.  A little honey can help you get a good night’s sleep.  It also helps to ease coughs.  Certain studies suggest that honey beats out certain over-the-counter common cold symptom meds containing dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant) and diphenhydramine (an antihistamine).

These Lemon Ginger Popsicles (detoxsicles) make a great afternoon snack.  They’re perfect for summer.  And they offer a host of nutritional benefits.  I’m completely obsessed with them!

You can purchase the popsicle molds here Progressive Popsicle Molds

~ Deb

Lemon Ginger Popsicles

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 cups water (I used Smartwater)
  • 1-inch piece of ginger,  peeled and chopped
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 slices of lemon, thinly sliced and cut in half
 

Directions:

  1. Put the water and ginger in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add the honey and simmer for another 1 - 2 minutes until the honey is dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.
  4. Pour the mixture into a bowl through a fine strainer pressing down hard on the ginger with the back of a spoon.
  5. Stir in the lemon juice.
  6. Pour the mixture into your ice popsicle molds.  Leave about 1/4 inch at the top to leave room for the stick and the popsicles will expand a bit as they freeze.
  7. Place a 1/2 slice of lemon in each mold.
  8. Place the lid on the mold and place in the freezer for about 15 - 20 minutes.
  9. Remove from the freezer and add the sticks to the popsicles and freeze until solid.
  10. Let the popsicles sit at room temperature for a few minutes to loosen them up so they can easily be removed from the molds.

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