I was pretty much a self-appointed spokesperson for coconut water from about 2009 – 2011. I was convinced it was keeping me alive with it’s multitude of vitamins, nutrients and electrolytes. I’d sing it’s praises to anyone who would listen. Eventually, though, I kind of lost interest. I’m sure my potassium levels had never been better, but I decided I could do without the extra (albeit natural) sugar in my daily life. Last year I tried unsuccessfully to join the Maple Water movement – no offense to the tree sap people, I just couldn’t get into it. This Summer, however, I am all aboard the Watermelon Water train. This cold pressed watermelon beverage is super refreshing and not too sweet. It does contain the same amount of natural sugars as coconut water, but I only drink it a couple times a week. (I could of course dust off my Breville and juice my own watermelon, but this is a nice on-the-run alternative).
This past weekend was steamy in Boston and I thought it would be fun to have a cool snack as I ran errands. I froze a bunch of popsicles Friday evening and by Saturday morning they were ready to go. These are a great alternative to sugary store bought frozen treats.
Watermelon Water Popsicles
24 oz pressed watermelon water (or juice your own)
Shake watermelon water and distribute evenly amongst 10 ice pop molds. Freeze 8 hours.