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Recipe Friday – Creamy Green Popsicles

July 1, 2017
Green Popsicle

Green PopsicleThis creamy green popsicle is packed with healthy ingredients to keep the skin hydrated, smooth, and beautiful.

The best foods for the skin are high in water content to keep the skin hydrated, and high in antioxidants and vitamins to bring the best out of your skin. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in this creamy green popsicle.

Avocados are a certified super food, containing essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and amino acids. They are known to increase the absorption of important nutrients such as beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and lutein. The D-manno-heptulose sugar found in avocados helps improve the production of collagen, which is crucial to keeping the skin healthy and young.

Coconut water is packed with fluids and electrolytes that not only keep you hydrated, but your skin as well. Hydrated skin is healthy, glowing skin.

Lime, like all citrus fruits are know for their beneficial effects on the skin. Lime helps rejuvenate your skin and protects it from infections, thanks to its antioxidant, disinfectant and antibiotic properties.

Kiwi is jam-packed with tiny, black seeds that contain the high levels of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, that is responsible for improving the moisture and elasticity of skin.
Green Popsicle

Green Popsicle

Green Popsicle

Green Popsicle

Green Popsicle

Creamy Green Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 2 Avocados
  • ½ Banana
  • Juice of 1-2 limes
  • 1-2 Kiwi
  • Coconut water
  • Bee Free Honey to sweeten as desired.

 

Method:

  1. Peel and dice avocados and banana.
  2. Juice 2 limes. (use less if you don’t like tart flavors)
  3. Blend avocados, banana and lime juice in a blender until smooth.
  4. Add 8+ ounces of Coconut Water (or until consistency desired) and blend.
  5. To sweeten add Bee Free Honey to preferred sweetness. (optional) and blend.
  6. Peel and slice kiwi into thin round pieces.

 

Popsicle molds:

Add a slice or two of kiwi to the popsicle mold. Pour or spoon mixture into molds leaving almost a ¼ inch from the top. As it freezes, the mixture will expand. If using wooden popsicle sticks soak them in luke warm water before setting them in the popsicle molds.

Freeze: Approximately 6 hours.

 

Ready to eat: Run popsicle mold under luke warm water to release the popsicle from the mold.

 

Enjoy a refreshing and healthy treat!  

 

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Recipe Friday – Hydrating, Detoxifying, Refreshing!

June 24, 2016

Watermelon-Coconut-Lime Refresher & Watermelon-Strawberry Salad

Watermelon Coconut

The first days of summer started with a heat wave and keeping hydrated became quite a challenge! It seemed natural to combine our favorite summer fruits; watermelon, strawberries, lime with coconut water superfood for the extra hydration needed. The watermelon-coconut-lime refresher and watermelon-strawberry salad are both so simple to make and the yet so healthy too!

Did you know that a well functioning renal system is important to keep your body in balance? With weak kidneys, your body can become prone to imbalances like high blood pressure,  thin skin, low back pain, loss of balance, and bladder issues. Hydration is important to strengthen the renal system and drinking and eating foods high in water content can help you stay hydrated. Both watermelon and strawberries have 92% water content. Watermelon and Coconut water are both alkalizing, cleansing and nourishing. We couldn’t seem to drink or eat enough of these foods over this past week and wanted to share our watermelon-coconut obsession with you.

Watermelon Benefits: High in antioxidants, vitamins and electrolytes, watermelon helps to cleanse the kidneys and helps the liver to process ammonia. The high Vitamin C and Vitamin A content helps to boost the body’s immunity and protect the skin and eyes and also helps to regulate PH levels, improves digestion and fights cancer.

Coconut Water Benefits: Coconut water is a true superfood and drinking 12 oz a day can help almost all of your body’s functions. It acts as a natural diuretic, aids kidney function, balances sugar levels, relieves constipation, boosts the immune system, prevents cancer, aids in hair growth, boosts energy levels, provides trace elements, balances hormones and feeds friendly bacteria in the gut. Make sure to use fresh coconut water from green coconuts or buy high quality coconut water! We love Harmless Harvest Coconut Water!

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These 2 recipes below are both so healthy and taste fantastic! The flavors just blend together so well. We hope you enjoy both of them as much as we did!

Watermelon-Coconut-Lime Refresher

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 lime peeled
  • Sparkling Water (optional)
Method:
Place the watermelon in a blender with the coconut water and lime. Blend on high speed until smooth.

 

Watermelon-Strawberry Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • Feta Cheese (optional)
  • Fresh Mint
Method:
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
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