Would you believe me if I told you these 2-Ingredient THM Lemon Popsicles started with Wardee's lemon water??
It's true! (Read: Start Your Day With This!)
Like Wardee, I also enjoy starting my day with some water with lemon juice and stevia. Adding stevia to lemon water makes it taste like a mild lemonade — MUCH better than sour lemon water, which is difficult for me to drink without puckering!
Lemon water is extremely hydrating, which is important all the time, and especially during hot summer months. Plus, lemon juice is so detoxifying, cleansing, and supportive of a healthy gut, liver, and kidneys.
So… what does all this have to do with popsicles?
Well, on the hottest summer days, nothing is better to cool off than a frozen treat — so why not turn that hydrating, cleansing lemon water into something a little more icy? 😉 The mixture I used for these Trim Healthy Mama popsicles is just slightly more concentrated!
The Trim Healthy Mama Plan
First, a very simplistic overview of Trim Healthy Mama is this:
There are 2 types of foods that provide fuel — carbs and fats. As we age or get more sedentary, we need less of these fuel sources, yet we are probably eating the same amounts we always have. Which means, we're getting more fuel than we need… and the body stores this excess as fat.
The simple way around this is to avoid eating both types of fuels (fat and carbs) in any given meal or snack. So, the meals are composed of either carbs and protein –OR– fat and protein. That's how any one meal or snack provides your body with just 1 fuel source — and therefore nothing extra to store as fat.
Honestly, the fairly easy weight loss probably has a lot to do with reducing excess caloric load, too. When you're careful about keeping sugar down, for instance, you simply don't eat extra calories which don't get stored as fat.
On the Trim Healthy Mama plan…
- the carb/protein meals and snacks are known as E (Energizing)
- the fat/protein meals and snacks are known as S (Satisfying)
- and the meals and snacks that don't have enough fat to be an S or enough carbs to be an E are known as FP (Fuel Pull)
And that brings us to…
2-Ingredient THM Lemon Popsicles!
Without enough carbs to be Energizing and without enough fat to be Satisfying, these tasty THM Lemon Popsicles are a Fuel Pull (FP) recipe!
Fuel Pulls are awesome on Trim Healthy Mama because they can be eaten at any time, with any meals or snacks, or between meals and snacks when you're really hungry. No need to wait 3 hours to change fuel sources like with E and S meals!
Stevia, an herb that is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar, allows us to enjoy sweet treats without the excess carbs and calories of whole sweeteners, like honey or coconut sugar. (Learn how to sweeten desserts using only stevia.)
Enjoy these simple, 2-ingredient popsicles all summer long!
2-Ingredient THM Lemon Popsicles
Without enough carbs to be Energizing and without enough fat to be Satisfying, these tasty 2-Ingredient THM Lemon Popsicles are a Fuel Pull (FP) recipe! This Trim Healthy Mama recipe is also stevia-sweetened, so it's sugar-free and perfect for the keto diet, too! Enjoy them all summer long!
- 1 cup organic lemon juice
- 2 cups filtered water
- liquid or powdered stevia extract to taste
Stir together all ingredients.
Pour into popsicle molds, like this one.
Freeze for at least 4 hours or until solid.
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Will you make these refreshing popsicles this summer? Are you a Trim Healthy Mama or following the keto diet?
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