Having spent a vast majority of my life split between Southern California and Texas, there is no doubt that my food is heavily influenced by the Mexican culture.
When I was pregnant with my oldest biological son, I craved Mexican candy and chili spiced fruits most.
These popsicles are a healthy throw back to those days of overwhelming cravings.
Lime essential oil not only kicks the flavor profile of these popsicles up a notch, it is very detoxifying, is a natural antibiotic, is great for fighting off colds and flu and is also known for being a natural mood enhancer! I love this oil in my water as well in a number of recipes which I look forward to sharing over time.
Be certain to use a ground chili and not chili powder containing seasons like cumin and oregano.
- 5 cups diced watermelon, seeds removed
- Juice of two limes
- ½ tsp ground chili pepper, chipotle or ancho are my preference (or 1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne)
- ½ tsp sea salt
- Stevia or Honey to taste (optional)
- 2-4 drops Lime Essential Oil*
- Using blender, combine watermelon, lime juice, chili and salt. Blend until pureed. Add in stevia/honey and lime essential oil to taste.
- Pour into molds and place in freezer.
- Popsicles will be ready in approximately four hours.
- Makes 10 servings
*Please note that not all essential oils are safe for ingestion. dōTERRA essential oils are the only ones I recommend using in this or any recipe. To learn more about why and how to purchase, please visit my essential oils page.
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