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Make Your Own Healthy & Fresh Spa Popsicles

Make Your Own Healthy & Fresh Spa Popsicles

What flavor is growing in your garden? Relying on less sugar and more thirst-quenching fresh fruit for their flavors, spa popsicles are a healthier alternative. Here is a recipe from Rancho Valencia Spa in southern California, where citrus from the gardens gets juiced for popsicles and offered along with the spa treatments. For more flavors and ideas, visit Gardenista. All photographs via Rancho Valencia.

Avocado-Lime Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice

Instructions:

  • Make a simple syrup by combining water and sugar in a saucepan and bringing it to a boil; boil until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Remove the flesh from the avocado, and puree it along with salt and simple syrup.
  • Add lime juice and blend.
  • Pour the mixture into molds and freeze until solid (for from three to five hours).

Other flavors at Rancho Valencia Spa include Blood-orange (above) and lemonade-cucumber (below).

Looking for more fresh recipes to try? Visit Gardenista‘s posts Crispy Thai Snapper and Honey Bruschetta for summery meals.

Related:
11 Unique Summer Popsicle Ideas
10 Delicious Homemade Ice Pop Recipes
10 Healthy Summer Drinks

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Gardenista

Gardenista is a one-stop sourcebook for cultivated living, a guide to outdoor design and gardening. Helmed by former New York Times columnist Michelle Slatalla, Gardenista features inspiration, garden visits, and advice for all things outdoor living, from patios and peonies, to tables and terraces. Gardens matter, and Gardenista celebrates tomatoes on the fire escape as much as rolling acres of green.

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10:50PM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

A little organic sugar is nice.

10:47PM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

Yum! I'd like to try some of these. Thanks for sharing.

8:50PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

Mmmmm mmmmm mmmmmm!

10:47AM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

9:01PM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

This sounds really good, though I wonder about the half-cup of sugar ...

2:00AM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

wow... wondering how they taste...

12:45AM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

mmmm these look and sound soo good! Wish I had some waiting in the frige!

3:30PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

ooooh! I've got to try this! thank you for sharing

7:26AM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Thanks for the recipe.

4:03AM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Thanks

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