Homemade Kiwi Fruit Popsicles

One of my favourite ways to cool off during summer is eating frozen fruit! Cool off with these homemade frozen fruit pops without the unnecessary additives that most popsicles are made with today. They will super-charge your body with plenty of vitamin C, and the antioxidants will help protect you from the UV rays from the sun. 

When eaten RIPE (the fruit feels slightly squishy instead of firm), kiwis do not give you "itchy mouth," which most people complain about with the kiwi fruit. Let your kiwis ripen fully before committing to eating them or turning them into frozen desserts.

Here are some of the many benefits that kiwi help provide your body with:

- Depression: inositol found in kiwi can be beneficial in the treatment of depression.
- Diabetes: the natural sugar, inositol, found in kiwi, may play a positive role in regulating diabetes. Inositol can even help improve nerve conduction velocity in patients with diabetic neuropathy. 
- Eye Health/Macular Degeneration: Carotenoids (beta carotenes, luteins, and xanthophylls), antioxidants and phenolic compounds (flavonoids & anthocyanins) found in kiwi help protect and strengthen our eyes. 
- Cardiovascular health: kiwis are high in two amino acids: glutamate and arginine. These amino acids help promote an increase in arteriolar dilation, working as a vasodilator and improving blood flow important for heart health. 
- Immunity: Kiwi is incredibly rich in vitamin C, an important component of maintaining a healthy immune system. 
- Cholesterol: fruit rich in pectin, such as kiwi, help regulate and lower cholesterol levels.

- 10 ripe organic kiwis, peeled
- 1/3 cup coconut water
- 1 lime, juiced

Blend 8 kiwis with the lime juice and coconut water and set aside (blend long enough for the green to combine, but not so long that the black seeds start to break apart). Cut the other two kiwis into cross sections and place one in each popsicle mould. Fill the moulds with the kiwi paste and put popsicle sticks in the centre. Let freeze overnight! Enjoy :)


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Carly is a blogger, raw vegan, and nutrition enthusiast! She emphasizes healthy eating through a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Carly has taken her life-long passion of helping others and combined it with her passion for eating whole, raw foods, as a means to teach people to become more aware of the foods they eat. She has inspired and motivated thousands of individuals to critically think about what they put in their movies and to move towards a mind-set that helps them increase their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables. She enjoys reading, and learning about the body, food processing mechanisms and has a keen interest in detox and life regeneration. "Eat fruit, and be happy and energized. Eat greens and other mineral dense vegetables and feel calm and steady. A recipe for good health!"

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