Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Well, half-marathon training is officially under way.  I’m pooped from getting up early for workouts and my hamstrings are screaming to tell me that they definitely feel the added mileage.  But overall, it’s going well.  I’ve had good days and bad days but I’m pushing through!  And can I say that you all know how to make a girl feel encouraged?  All of the tweets, comments and emails have totally filled me up and I’m so grateful to have such a great community here.

Regardless of whether you are training or not, you should check out the 30 day Plank-a-Day challenge that has taken the blog world by storm lately.  There is something about a goal – a start date and an end date – that is so motivating and I love being challenged by a large group of people.

And let’s be serious – even with all of this running and lifting and planking, I still love food underneath it all and I still have a teeny tiny colossal sweet tooth.  And let’s also be serious – the average high this week is 93.  I’m not complaining but what I am saying is that it’s popsicle time!

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

If you haven’t had any strawberries yet this year, I suggest you drop what you are doing and run to the nearest market and grab some.  They are so.so.so.so.SO good.  They taste like candy and I’ve been buying them pounds at a time.  But last week I had a handful that were on their last leg and popsicles have been just calling my name lately.

So Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles came to life.  And my mouth is watering right now just telling you about these popsicles.  Completely sweet and perfecltly tart from the fresh lemon juice and what’s best is that they are extremely easy.  Blend, freeze and enjoy.  That’s my kind of summer treat!

Head on over to Imperial Sugar for the full Strawberry Lemonade Popsicle Recipe!

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

 

40 Responses to “Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles”

  1. #
    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon — June 25, 2013 @ 6:16 am

    These sound perfect for a hot day like today-my kids devour popsicles in the summer!.Great pictures! Good luck on your training!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 25, 2013 @ 6:42 am

    Congrats on your training! I wish we could run together! I run every day and it would be nice to have a buddy – and then eat popsicles :)

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — June 25, 2013 @ 6:59 am

    I need these immediately! We’re supposed to get to almost 100 degrees today, need a way to cool off.

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — June 25, 2013 @ 7:16 am

    I can’t believe I don’t have a popsicle mold!!! I need to remedy that immediately. Thanks for the plank shoutout!!! I’m so glad (and still so shocked) it spread like wildfire!! xoxo

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    Cookin Canuck — June 25, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    Oh, I know those up and down training days all too well. But I always say that a bad run is so much better than no run at all (especially once it’s all done).

    My kids love eating popsicles with their friends in our backyard, and I prefer to give them homemade ones, free of mystery ingredients. These would be perfect!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — June 25, 2013 @ 7:42 am

    We have our freezer stocked with popsicles, frozen yogurt and ice cream! With this heat, it is necessary! I so need to get a popsicle mold!

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    Tieghan — June 25, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    Congrats on your training! I bet these thing are an awesome after workout treat! So refreshing!

  8. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 25, 2013 @ 8:14 am

    Kudos on the training! You’re going to do fab.

  9. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — June 25, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    Yum! Sounds good. :) And so perfect for those hot days!

    And marathon training? In the summer? You go, you! :D

  10. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — June 25, 2013 @ 8:25 am

    Will you rub those all over my face please? Coo, coo.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 25, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    I love the flavor of these, Cassie! They sound so perfect for a sticky hot Texas day. Great recipe for beatin’ the heat!

  12. #
    sheila — June 25, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    Omagerd you’re doing a half marathon…that is so awesome! I just did my first 5k thinking that is my limit. Ugh running hurts. I’ve been doing the plank challenge too, I rather plank a 1/2 marathon than run it…is that possible?
    xoxo these look delicious!

  13. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — June 25, 2013 @ 8:47 am

    Good luck on the training, gal! About these popsicles… oh my YUM. I can see myself going through a TON of these this summer.

  14. #
    Amanda — June 25, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    So proud of you for sticking with it! You rock girl!

  15. #
    Kathryn — June 25, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    I love a homemade popsicle on a hot day. These sound so bright & refreshing!

  16. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — June 25, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    Love these popsicles. Way to go on the training – I can’t seem to want to do anything in this heat. Love the 30 day plank challenge.

  17. #
    Joanne — June 25, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    Popsicles do pretty much sound like the perfect post long run refreshment! And who doesn’t LOVE strawberry lemonade?!? Yay for training going well!!

  18. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — June 25, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    So exciting that you’re doing a half marathon! Full one some day? I want to , but I’m too chicken.
    These popsicles look perfect for hot days :)

  19. #
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — June 25, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    Congrats on the training!! Go and get ‘em :)

    Delicious combo of summer on a stick!

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    saly @ sallys baking addiction — June 25, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

    bad days will come, you just have to tough it out. At least you are out there doing it! That’s more than what a lot of others can say. You go girl! Keep going at it! :) I could go for one of these popsicles right now. It’s 90 with off the charts humidity here! Must stay inside.

  21. #
    Rachel Cooks — June 25, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    I can’t believe you’re training for a half marathon! I’m so impressed!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 25, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

    Your training is so amazing! I commend you doing the half-marathon. Jason and I are doing a 10K and I’m dying over here!

    And what a way to refresh yourself with these popsicles! It’s unbearably hot in LA these days so this here is just perfect!

  23. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — June 25, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

    I hope your hamstrings hang in there! You can do it!

  24. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — June 25, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    Well, I know what I need to purchase this weekend! HOLY GEEZ these popsicles look amazing! And don’t worry, you are going to rock this half marathon!

  25. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — June 25, 2013 @ 5:22 pm

    yay you!! So excited for you!!

  26. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — June 25, 2013 @ 7:58 pm

    Yay for strawberry lemonade! These pops would be the perfect way to refresh post-workout!

  27. #
    alex — June 25, 2013 @ 10:57 pm

    good luck with your training! we haven’t had really hot days yet, but a popsicle is always a perfect treat!

  28. #
    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — June 26, 2013 @ 7:44 am

    These look like the perfect summer treat! Good luck with your training and the marathon! You can do it! :)

  29. #
    ashley - baker by nature — June 26, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    Keep up the hard work, girly! It’ll pay off in the end ;)

    And wow! These popsicles would FLY out of our freezer!

  30. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — June 26, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

    Keep it up Cassie! :) These popsicles look so refreshing. Perfect for a hot day like today.

  31. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — June 26, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    I just can’t resist an ice cold popsicle when it is this hot outside! These are just gorgeous!

  32. #
    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — June 26, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

    I’m so not a runner, but am so impressed with those who are! Keep it up :) Popsicles sound like a perfect treat!

  33. #
    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — June 27, 2013 @ 12:19 am

    These look so incredibly refreshing, Cassie! Perfect for my July 4th party!

  34. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — June 27, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

    Oooh these sound fantastic and refreshing!! Bring on summer!

  35. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — June 27, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

    Popsicles are meant to be in the summer!

  36. #
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — June 27, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

    good luck with your training! my sis & bro-in-law are training for their first 1/2 and i’m training for marathon #4. tough stuff. popsicles are a great reward :)

  37. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — June 27, 2013 @ 10:29 pm

    I love the plankadaychallenge!! And I’m so proud of you for doing a HALF! That’s so awesome. And I’ll help cheer you on – and eat one of these while I do it!

  38. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — July 1, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

    I love popsicles, these look wonderful! Good luck with training :)

  39. #
    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — July 1, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

    I think I could subsist on popsicles and popsicles alone during the summer. These look awesome!

  40. #
    Cass @foodmyfriend — July 3, 2013 @ 5:17 am

    It’s Winter in Australia and I am still craving cold things in front of our heater. I will have to stick with our chocolate ice cream at the moment. Strawberries are $9 for 250g!

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