Good afternoon Tuesday! I realize my posting has been a bit of a hit or miss and quite frankly sporadic as of late…you can pretty much expect that from me over the summer as I get busier. There’s that and I’ve been quite uninspired to write. Not sure why…maybe it’s because I have no marathon training going on currently? I’ve been staying busy with work, personal training, kid’s baseball, running, cross-training, and weight lifting just kinda how ever I’m feeling. No strict must-run-this-pace plan. And I’m freaking LOVIN’ it! Yet simultaneously going stir crazy without a strict routine. *Note to self: I’ll have plenty of time later to kill self in training. Enjoy while easy running lasts.
But today I have a super cool tip for staying hydrated this summer in a new cool fancy way. Only requires two to three ingredients…depending on how much fruit you like. That and I have a totally hard time making anything more complicated than three ingredients… I kid, I kid. I can cook. When I feel like it. You see a trend here…running when I feel like it, blogging when I feel like it, cooking when I feel like it….summer has already hit my brain apparently.
Anyway, onward to our fun treat. I call them Electro Pops. Short for electrolyte. I told you it was fancy. I know, I know… you are all thoroughly impressed with my classy wit. But on a more impressive note, these little pops cost you about 10 calories or less (depending on if you use NUUN or Gatorade) each with a little burst of essential electrolytes. It’s an easy way to stave off that late night ice-cream craving and/or hydrate on a hot summer day. Also, way more cost efficient than purchasing popsicles with all kinds of refined sugar and corn syrups in those pre-packed deals. And, the kid loves them.
Electo Pops Recipe
Step one: gather everything you need. Like this list:
- knife, preferably a short one specific to fruit. or if you’re classy like me just grab a steak knife. whatever works.
- empty ice cube tray(s)
- strawberries, blueberries (whatever fruit you like)
- pre-mixed NUUN, Gatorade, or your electrolyte beverage of choice
Step two: cut straws into thirds and place one in each cube space
Step three: cut fruit into little cubes and fill the ice cube tray. The more you stuff in there the better the straw sticks up.
Step four: pour electrolyte beverage over until covering all cubes. Where’s my picture here? Think I was getting too anxious to freeze them and forgot to snap. Oh well, you get the idea.
Step Five: freeze for about 4-5 hours
Step six: loosen tray, pull out by the straw, and enjoy! like this kid:
The funniest thing was that the kid was like, “ohmygosh these are soooo good!! Did you find this off Pinterest?” I replied, “No. No, I did not. I just figured this one out on my own. I don’t need Pinterest. Pinterest needs me.”
hahaha although I am almost near positive this may have already been thought of before. I’m sure. But for now, my kid thinks I’m a total genius. 😉
So there you have it, folks. A blog post and a neat, good-for-you popsicle recipe. You’re welcome.