I really like living in Georgia but from June through August, I feel like I'm melting into a puddle. If you've never experienced a Georgia summer, it's hard to even put into words just how oppressive heat really is. This is the only place that I've ever lived where they install CHILLERS in the pools to keep them below hot tub temperatures. I was the biggest critic of the pool chiller when I first heard about them but I have to say that after 12 Georgia summers, I've become a fan. There's just nothing refreshing about getting into a 90 degree pool.
Keeping cool in the summer here is a priority. It's hard to stay hydrated when I don't love to drink plain water. I have to get creative with fluids in the summer. Fruit infusions seem to be the best way for me to intake more water. I realize that I'm getting more sugar in my diet with the addition of fruit but like I said - not a fan of plain water.
If you're looking for another great way to stay hydrated AND keep cool this summer - you will want to try my Strawberry Orange Popsicles. I really don't need to go into detail about these frozen treats. It's fairly obvious that these delicious frozen concoctions are primarily strawberries and oranges. What may not be obvious is that combing these two scrumptious fruits and freezing them together into one icy treat makes a pretty darn great popsicle.
Strawberry Orange Popsicles
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
6 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 cups clementine segments
6 Tablespoons orange juice
Unmold and enjoy.
If you find yourself melting into a puddle of humidity this summer, you need to rediscover the joy that a homemade popsicle brought you when you were a child. There's no shame in indulging in a fruity frozen treat to cool off this summer.
If you don't happen to have any popsicle molds, just use small paper cups and popsicle sticks like the one pictured above.
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