Fresh Fruit Ices


Watermelon Ice

Summer weather calls for cool, refreshing beverages. These fresh fruit ices are perfect after a ride, or just to sip in the shade on a hot day to cool off.

Watermelon Ice

1/4 cup frozen watermelon chunks
1 cup cool water
1/2 to 1 teaspoon agave syrup (optional, depending on the sweetness of your watermelon)

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

I think a squeeze of fresh lime would be wonderful in this.

Diced watermelon has only about 45 calories per cup and agave syrup 15 calories. So, as prepared, this beverage has only about 25 to 30 calories. Enjoy guilt-free!

Pineapple Ice

 

Pineapple Ice

1 1/2 cups cool water
1/4 cup frozen diced pineapple chunks
1/2 cup crushed ice

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Pineapple chunks have about 85 calories per cup, so this ice has only about 22 calories per serving. Pineapple is sweet enough on its own that you don’t need to add any sweetener.

You can do this with any fruit you like. I’ll certainly be trying fresh peaches, nectarines, cherries, and so on …

Enjoy!

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