This post is sponsored by Half Your Plate and I have been compensated to create this recipe. Thanks for supporting the organizations that keep The Girl on Bloor up and running!
Sometimes you just want a little ice cold treat without the guilt. I know I find myself tempted to reach for some ice cream or a cookie every single week at some point, but then feel so bogged down and filled with junk food. I knew there had to be some alternative solution that is both sweet and easy to grab right out of the freezer when my sweet tooth itches…
Enter these Cantaloupe and Cucumber Pops! These easy, delicious popsicles are naturally sweetened with honey, and the best part is that they are chock full of fruits and veggies for a nutritious, guilt-free after dinner treat. Though spring still feels like it’s far away, the season is approaching faster than we think and these ice pops are sure to become your new favourite once the warm weather hits!
I was so excited to partner with Half Your Plate for this recipe because I really identify with their food philosophy: filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables! I truly believe in making seasonal produce the star of every dish I make, and I love that Half Your Plate is a Canadian-run organization that is committed to improving fruit and vegetable consumption among Canadians.
These Cantaloupe and Cucumber Pops are sooooo easy to make and feel like a lightly sweetened cold-pressed juice in a popsicle. If you don’t have popsicle moulds already, I have some linked on my Shop page – they are reasonably priced and are a great way to inject a little bit of creativity into your kitchen.
Cantaloupe and cucumber are coming into season as spring is right around the corner. I absolutely can’t wait for all the other goodies that are seasonally available in Ontario come spring and summer. We are so lucky to be surrounded by all sorts of delicious, fresh fruits and veggies, and I definitely miss visiting farmer’s markets in the winter.
Will you be trying these Cantaloupe and Cucumber Pops? Which of your favourite fruits and vegetables are in season come spring? Let me know or tag me on Instagram and Twitter!
- 1 popsicle mould
- Popsicle sticks from the dollar store
- 1 cucumber, sliced
- 1 small cantaloupe, peeled and sliced
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 small handful spinach
- ⅓ cup honey
- Prepare all ingredients by slicing into blendable pieces. Squeeze lime using a glass juicer or your hands.
- Blend all ingredients together in a blender until completely pureed.
- Strain twice using a fine mesh sieve, then pour into popsicle moulds, leaving out the popsicle sticks.
- Freeze for 1 hour, then insert popsicle sticks into partially frozen pops.
- Freeze for another 6 hours or overnight then enjoy!