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Boost Hydration with Coconut Water Popsicles

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Boost Hydration with Coconut Water Popsicles

If you find you’re always reminding your kids to drink more water, boost hydration with coconut water popsicles. Fruity coconut water popsicles can boost hydration and be a refreshing treat. Popsicles never fail to please! These are great to eat on their own or add to a tall glass of water.

Fruit Flavored Coconut Water Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • Fruit-flavored coconut water without added sugar.
  • Frozen pineapple tidbits or chunks, wild blueberries or raspberries

Directions:

  1. Pour coconut water with kids into an ice tray or popsicle containers
  2. Place 1-2 pieces of fruit in containers
  3. Freeze, remove from the tray, eat and enjoy –they’re fun and refreshing!

Kiwi Fruit Coconut Water Popsicles

Lunch is often rushed at many schools today. So including a new beverage to boost hydration can help keep your child stay hydrated while adding to their daily fruit requirement.  Plus most kids enjoy a cold refreshing beverage! If you don’t have a variety of frozen fruit you can substitute in what you have. Include a think slice of kiwi in the mold for a fun look.

Ingredients:

  • 6oz apple or other fruit-flavored coconut water
  • ¼ cup frozen mango
  • ¼ cup frozen pineapple
  • ½ fresh kiwi
  • 3 ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients listed in a blender.
  2. Blend and serve.

Nutrient Information:

  • Calories: 102
  • Protein: 0.95 g
  • Carb: 25.65 g
  • Fat: 0.39 g
  • Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Potassium: 422 mg
  • Vitamin A: 24 µg RAE

Cherry Nectarine Coconut Water Slushy

Yum! Cherry coconut water combined with a sweet nectarine chilled to perfection. This makes a great snack before or after soccer, tennis or dance class!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cherry-flavored coconut water – 6oz
  • 1 small nectarine
  • 3 – 5 ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients listed in a blender.
  2. Blend and serve.

Nutrient Information:

  • Calories: 92
  • Protein: 1.37 g
  • Carb: 22.61 g
  • Fat: 0.41 g
  • Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Potassium: 459 mg

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Melissa is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with a masters in nutrition education. She is founder of SuperKids Nutrition Inc. where she is “saving the world, one healthy food at a time.” Read more about her Super Crew children’s books and her experience as a registered dietitian on the founder’s page. Discover how nutrition can help you live your best health potential through her on-line courses and subscribe to her blog, Melissa’s Healthy Living, for nutrition updates.

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