Let Your Children Beat The Summer Heat With The Homemade Fruit Popsicles

Summer is a time of fun and frolic. As vacation starts, children with their parents start to gather on the beach or go for long trips or most of the time, spend lazy outdoor or indoor summer time. But, as the temperature soars, parents are left wondering about how to meet the hydration requirements in kids from the foods and drinks they consume. Due to the dehydrating summer heat, the body loses nutrients easily and the body becomes prone to seasonal illnesses like diarrhea, sunburn, sunstroke, and heatstroke.

In the summer, children are exposed to both indoor and outdoor heat. It leads to sweating and the ultimate result is loss of electrolytes from the body. Children also tend to have a low appetite and the result is nutritional deficiencies too. Most of the children are picky eater by nature and their fussiness about the food increases when the temperature increases in nature.

To beat the summer heat, children run beside the ice-cream truck or buy fruit juice from the grocery. But, not everything – foods or drinks that children like to consume in summer is necessarily hydrating, nourishing, and immunity-building. The Preschool nutritionist in West Covina, CA says the best way to combat the summer heat is eating lots of fruits and vegetables as they contain, water, necessary minerals, and vitamins. But, we all know that children run away when they see vegetables and fruits are served on their plates.

In a primary school in West Covina, CA, parents once asked how they will make their children eat fruits and vegetables. The instant answer from the side of kindergarten was ‘popsicle’. Teachers advise to make Popsicle by different fruits and offer them to children. Yummy cool popsicles are a solution to beat the summer heat in a classical way.

To make the Popsicle what you need is mold. Nowadays molds are available in different fun shapes. But if you do not have molds, do not get panicky. Ice cube trays, small disposable cups, and foil cupcake wrappers also can be used intelligently to freeze popsicles or ice-lollies. Leave for 3-4 hours for freezing purposes. Apart from all these things you will need fruits that are healthy for summer.

Coconut popsicles:

To make it, cut a green coconut and remove the water. Check if thin and soft coconut kernel is there or not. If there, grind the kernel into a smooth paste. Mix it into the coconut water. Add sugar to the mixture if the coconut water is not adequately sweet. We all know that children like sweet taste the most. Pour it and freeze it. Offer it to your children.

Plain Watermelon Popsicle:

Take some pieces of watermelon and de-seed it. Grind it to smooth paste. You may or may not add sugar and a few drops of lemon juice to it. Mix well and pour it into the molds. Add a pop stick to each mold. Freeze it for 3-4 hours. You can make it with other fruits like mango, litchi, kiwi, pineapple, etc. in a similar process. Vegetables and herbs also can be used to make popsicles.