BY: Lively Staff

May 28, 2017

Homemade Popsicles with Cucumber Aloe Beauty Water

Chill out with these Homemade Popsicles made with Cucumber Aloe Beauty Water

With summer right around the corner, what better way to cool down than to make these refreshing Homemade Popsicles with Cucumber Aloe Beauty Water? These popsicles feature our Cucumber Aloe Collagen Beauty Water, so you can feel good about consuming them. No refined sugar or dairy in these guys, and kids will love helping to make them, too. So what’s so special about these homemade popsicles versus any other kind you’ll have or make this summer?

We’re glad you asked.  Packed with nutrients, these homemade popsicles are a powerhouse of flavor and health benefits to get you through a summer day.

Benefits of Cucumber

Not only is cucumber super hydrating to the body during the hot summer months, it gives a twist in flavor in the typical summer ice pop. Cucumber Aloe Collagen Beauty Water is full of delicious, healthy ingredients including: snapper scale collagen peptides, organic agave inulin, organic cucumber, organic pineapple, aloe vera and bacillus coagulans (probiotics). Some cool (get it?) facts about cucumber: Cucumbers are naturally low in calories, but still contain important micronutrients like vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese, potassium and magnesium. Regularly consuming cucumbers, along with other fruits, vegetables, and teas can bring your body to a “shift in balance toward an ample antioxidant status” (1). Cucumbers help detoxify the body since it is a natural diuretic, and helps move waste out of the body with its high water content, as well as contributes to alkalinity in the body (2).

Benefits of Aloe Vera

The aloe vera plant has been known to help the skin heal from burns or other wounds, but it also has some internal benefits as well. One study showed that aloe vera used for people with symptoms of GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease helped reduce acute symptoms and healed acid-damaged tissues (3). Aloe vera is also high in vitamin C, and in one study helped reduce plaque in participants, making it an effective natural mouthwash (4). The cucumber and aloe vera make a complementary flavor pairing in our Collagen Beauty Water.

Benefits of Pineapple

Pineapple adds a splash of fresh flavor and sweetness in these Cucumber Aloe Popsicles. Pineapple contains a substance called bromelain, which aids in digestion and breaking down proteins (5). They also are loaded with vitamin C and vitamin B1, helping to boost the immune system and energy, respectively. Pineapple can help hydrate and cool the body as well as cucumber and aloe vera, so these popsicles are a triple threat.

Benefits of Collagen

Collagen peptides from snapper scale make up most of our Collagen Beauty Water, with the added bonus of hyaluronic acid. Both are secret weapons in boosting the moisture and firmness in skin. Who doesn’t want that during the sweltering heat of summer? We’ve also added probiotics in the form of bacillus coagulans to the Cucumber Aloe Collagen Beauty Water, with twenty-eight CFUs in each serving. Probiotics help the body in many ways, including treating and preventing diarrhea, colitis and urinary tract infections (6). Beyond that, probiotics help keep a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut, and crowd out the bad stuff like yeast, bad bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites (7). These popsicles will make your stomach extra happy!

Keep cool and make these Cucumber Aloe Popsicles all summer long.

Homemade Popsicles with Cucumber Aloe Beauty Water
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  2. 1 cup fresh diced pineapple
  3. 2 scoops Cucumber Aloe Collagen Beauty Water
  4. Juice of 1 lime
  5. 2 tablespoons maple syrup
Instructions
  1. 1. In a high speed blender, add peeled cucumber, pineapple, Collagen Beauty Water, lime juice and maple syrup. Blend on high until completely pureed.
  2. 2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  3. 3. Serve frozen and enjoy!
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Sources:

(1) Kumar, D., S. Kumar, J. Singh, Narender, Rashmi, BD Vashistha, and N. Singh. “Free Radical Scavenging and Analgesic Activities of Cucumis sativus L. Fruit Extract.” Journal of Young Pharmacists : JYP. Medknow Publications, 2010. Web. 17 May 2017.

(2) Schwalfenberg, Gerry K. “The Alkaline Diet: Is There Evidence That an Alkaline pH Diet Benefits Health?” Journal of Environmental and Public Health. Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012. Web. 17 May 2017.

(3) Yarnell, Eric, and Kathy Abascal. “Herbs for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.” Alternative & Complementary Therapies 16.6 (2010): 344. Web.

(4) Gupta RK, et al. “Preliminary Antiplaque Efficacy Of Aloe Vera Mouthwash On 4 Day Plaque Re-Growth Model: Randomized Control Trial. – Pubmed – NCBI”. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. N.p., 2017. Web. 17 May 2017.

(5) Maurer HR. Bromelain: biochemistry, pharmacology and medical use. Cell Mol Life Sci 2001 Aug;58(9):1234-45. 2001.

(6) Goldin, B. R., and S. L. Gorbach. “Clinical Indications for Probiotics: An Overview.” Clinical Infectious Diseases. Oxford University Press, 01 Feb. 2008. Web. 17 May 2017.

(7) Fedorak, R. N., and K. L. Madsen. “Probiotics and the management of inflammatory bowel disease.” Inflammatory bowel diseases. U.S. National Library of Medicine, May 2004. Web. 17 May 2017.

 

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