Anabolic Kiwi-Lime Popsicles

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Refreshment: It’s just what your throat needs after hours of watching football. Whether you’re hoarse from yelling at the bad calls, chanting your school’s fight song, or rejoicing when your favorite player lives up to his nickname, hydration is essential.

Instead of chugging down an alcoholic beverage, why not feed your body and prime your muscles so they’ll be ready for a nice post-game workout? Try this easy Popsicle recipe using plastic Dixie cups.

2014-01-22_1817Ingredients

  • 8 Kiwis (skin peeled)
  • 12 pieces of green Labrada Nutrition Hica-Max
  • 1 Lime (juice)
  • 2 Limes (slices for tops of Dixie cups)
  • 6 three-ounce Dixie cups
  • Popsicle sticks

Steps:

  1. Remove skin from 8 kiwis.
  2. Add pieces of Hica-Max candy to a blender and blend until it becomes a powder.
  3. Add peeled kiwi pieces to the blender and squeeze in the juice of one lime. Pulse blend until the mixture is relatively smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into the Dixie cups, filling to the top.
  5. Make six semi-thick lime slices using the remaining limes. Insert a Popsicle stick into the lime to create the “cap” for the Popsicle.
  6. Place the lime with the Popsicle stick directly into the top of the Dixie cup. Make sure to push the Popsicle stick all the way into the cup.
  7. Place the cups with the Popsicle sticks into the freezer for at least 4-5 hours to allow the fruit to freeze.
  8. After it’s frozen, set the Dixie cup in warm water to help remove the Popsicle. Simply grab the bottom of the cup firmly and twist. The Popsicle should come out with ease.

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About the Author

photo 1 (1)Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friend’s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do – he started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.

He started studying nutrition and got started cooking! In 2012 Kevin started a small blog to share his meals online in order to build a community around healthy food ideas.

The blog was called Fit Men Cook and it had a simple message and belief system – “Our bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym.”

Kevin firmly believes that healthier food options do not have to be boring. Ever. In fact, they are pretty tasty!

Fit (Wo)Men Cook is the “fit” story of all of us. It is taking your individual success stories and things (in nutrition & fitness) that have worked for you, and sharing those ideas with the masses so we can all grow, improve together. Just everyday people – no matter the fitness level or athletic ability – aiming to live the best life possible through fitness and healthy eating. Are you a Fit (Wo)Men Cook?

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