Monday, August 16, 2010

Honeydew Lime Popsicles: A healthy alternative to ice cream?

When I was in high school, I decided to give up desserts during my junior year cross-country season. I thought that by abandoning the gummy bears I used to devour by the fist full and my mom’s loaded chocolate chip cookies, I’d run faster, lose a few pounds and be exactly like our team captain who we all idolized like she was Joey on “Dawson’s Creek.”

So I started drinking water instead of Coke, I developed an obsession with edamame as a post-workout snack, and I substituted lime popsicles for bowls of ice cream after dinner. Even though the popsicles contained a significant amount of sugar, in my naive mind, it wasn’t nearly as bad as a bowl of Dreyer’s Cookies and Cream.

Or at least it wasn’t until I started eating three of them at a time.

Needless to say, I didn’t get much faster or thinner that year.

If I had been eating these honeydew lime popsicles that I recently made for TasteSpotting, however, it might have been a different story. With four cups of fresh honeydew and only a fourth of a cup of sugar for 8-10 popsicles, they are considerably healthier than the lime popsicles I sucked down as a clueless teenager. Of course, now that I’ve tried them I can’t help but wonder how they would taste with some tequila added to the mix. I have a feeling I’d be sucking down more than three then…


Pearl said...

they look delish!

Ashley said...

tequila? what have you been hiding from me?!

Kung Food Panda said...

Those look delicious! Especially with the weather we're having recently.