Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles
These Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles are like ague frescas on a stick. They’re deliciously refreshing, brightly flavored and they scream of summer.
COCONUT WATER FRUIT POPSICLES
All you need to make these Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles is a good blender and a popsicle mold with sticks. Simply throw your fruit of choice in a blender with some coconut water, add a little lime juice, then blend until smooth.
For these fruit popsicles, I used organic blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, mango, pineapple, watermelon, and honeydew melon. For the blueberry popsicles, I added lemon juice in lieu of lime juice, and I add a little honey as well since blueberries tend to be more tart than sweet.
RAINBOW POPSICLES LOOK
To get the layered popsicles look, pour the mold with half of one fruit, then freeze for 10 – 15 minutes, then fill the mold to the top with another fruit. If you want more layers, add a few tablespoons of fruit at a time, freeze a few minutes, then repeat.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCONUT WATER
- Coconut water contains multiple vitamins, minerals, and phytochemcials.
- Coconut water is rich with potassium, making it a great electrolyte beverage. Electrolytes are important for heart health and to prevent dehydration. The potassium found in coconut water counteracts the effect of sodium in our bodies which helps to lower blood pressure.
- Coconut water also contains magnesium, which is known as the “relaxation” mineral. Magnesium’s main purpose is to help the nervous system relax, and to help the heart relax between beats. Magnesium also helps with the formation of serotonin, which helps produce healthy sleeping patterns and may help improve mood.
OTHER FROZEN DESSERT RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
- Lime Popsicles
- Pineapple Paletas
- Strawberry Coconut Milk Popsicles
- Lemon Ginger Popsicles
- Almond Milk Popsicles
- 1 cup chopped fresh fruit of your choice (mango, papaya, pineapple, watermelon, honeydew, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or a mix of berries)
- 3/4 cup coconut water
- 2 tablespoons lime juice (I use lemon juice with blueberries)
- 2 tablespoons honey (optional - I use honey with blueberries)
- Combine fruit, coconut water, lime juice and honey in a blender.
- Puree until well blended and smooth.
- 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.
- Place the lid on the mold and place in the freezer for about 15 - 20 minutes.
- Remove from the freezer and add the sticks to the popsicles and freeze until solid.
- Let the popsicles sit at room temperature for a few minutes to loosen them up so they can easily be removed from the molds.