August has brought some very hot days to St. Louis with the temperature reaching an impressive 110 degrees Fahrenheit with the heat and humidity. Unfortunately, there is really no way to escape the heat so my attempt to stay hydrated are these awesomely refreshing spa pops. They are so easy to make and will leave you refreshed and relaxed.
Lemonade Cucumber Spa Pops
(makes 3 cups of popsicle mix)1 cup julienned seedless Cucumber
1 fresh squeezed Lemon, remove any seeds
2 cups cold Water
Natural Sweetener added to taste: use your favorite…Stevia. Maple Syrup, Honey, Agave, etc.
Slice lemon in half and squeeze over a strainer into 2 cups of cold water. Sweeten lemon water to taste with your favorite sweetener. Fill Popsicle molds 2/3 with lemonade. Freeze uncovered for about 1 hour. Take pops out of freezer. Scrape and stir any ice crystals that have formed. Add a spoonful of the julienned cucumber to the pop molds. Be sure to leave a tiny bit of room at the top of your Popsicle mold so they don’t overflow when you add the stick. With a Popsicle stick or a butter knife, press the cucumber into the mixture so it is evenly distributed. Add your Popsicle sticks, freeze pops for another 3-4 hours until solid.Enjoy!Find more awesome treats at http://backonpointe.tumblr.com/post/34835034655/myhealthyweighs-lemonade-cucumber-spa-pops