Watermelon Icelollies and a super smoothie with Manuka Honey

You may have spotted some cheeky snaps of Manuka Honey over on my Instagram..that’s because the lovely PR team at Holland and Barrett treated me this spring to two jars of honey. 

Very luxurious jars of honey might I add If you want to know more about the honey along with a full review. I go into the sweetness, of it and some great uses for honey too!Manuka Honey a reviewBut now, onto the recipes…

Initially I was asked just to write up a smoothie recipe but you know me, I’m not one for smoothies, they’re too sugary and they remove the fibre, who wants that? Well, Apparently a lot of people did! So I’ve included one to keep you all happy, but I’ve stamped my feet and created some recipes I really love to go along with it.

Firstly, Watermelon-ade.

It’s a spin on the classic lemonade but it’s much lighter and fresh tasting, like a sweet and fragrant cucumber water, but pink! Don’t you think that anything pink makes you feel a lot more summery? I do! This is a brilliant way to use up watermelon for more than just a fruit salad.

Super simple

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Watermelon-ade Ice lollies

There was nothing better than summer ice lollies, maybe it was because they were a once-a-year thing and they started the summer off properly, or maybe because they came in adorable colours but this year I’m doing ice lollies that are super tasty and great in style! The Manuka honey adds an extra citrus’y twist on a traditionally sweet Ice lolly.*Will be editing the pictures*

Super fun

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The SuperSmoothie

Sadly I don’t have any pictures for this, I created at Tom’s as he has a much better cupboard for fruits and veggies so more variety. As you know I’m not a HUGE fan of smoothies as they’re full of so much sugar but I really needed something smooth for my poorly throat this week, a smoothie fortified with super antioxidant rich Manuka Honey was a perfect choice.

[yumprint-recipe id=’14’] I chose some fruits that are rich in antibacterial properties (just like the honey) and hopefully they’ll help heal my poorly throat. I’ve recently been in touch with a berry powder company, you add in extra nutrients by popping in these powders but that’s completely up to you, you could also add in a teaspoon of Myprotein if that’s what you’re into!

Either way, I hope you enjoy your spring/summer..what ever mischief you get up to but what ever you do, have a happy and healthy week!

21 Comments

  1. 29/04/2016 / 4:02 pm

    My other half loves watermelon so ill defo give these a try!!

    • 29/04/2016 / 6:47 pm

      Oh brilliant! I’ve heard you can grill a watermelon (not sure how) but if they love W.M it might be new for them to try.

  2. 29/04/2016 / 4:02 pm

    My other half loves watermelon so ill defo give these a try!!

    • 29/04/2016 / 6:47 pm

      Oh brilliant! I’ve heard you can grill a watermelon (not sure how) but if they love W.M it might be new for them to try.

    • 29/04/2016 / 6:46 pm

      Very rushed but they tasted amazing, I’m glad you enjoyed reading about them! šŸ™‚

    • 29/04/2016 / 6:46 pm

      Very rushed but they tasted amazing, I’m glad you enjoyed reading about them! šŸ™‚

  3. 29/04/2016 / 12:06 pm

    Fab recipes! The watermelon ade ice lollies sounds lovely and perfect for a healthier summer snack! thanks for sharing these xx

    • 29/04/2016 / 2:14 pm

      Thank you for your comment, I know they’re super simple but like you say, they’re perfect for a healthy summer snack!

  4. 29/04/2016 / 12:06 pm

    Fab recipes! The watermelon ade ice lollies sounds lovely and perfect for a healthier summer snack! thanks for sharing these xx

    • 29/04/2016 / 2:14 pm

      Thank you for your comment, I know they’re super simple but like you say, they’re perfect for a healthy summer snack!

  5. 28/04/2016 / 5:19 pm

    Oh yum! I love watermelon. Both recipes look amazing and so perfect for hot day! Thank you for sharing xx

  6. 28/04/2016 / 5:19 pm

    Oh yum! I love watermelon. Both recipes look amazing and so perfect for hot day! Thank you for sharing xx

  7. 28/04/2016 / 1:29 pm

    I would never have thought to use watermelon line this. Both your recipes look lovely and refreshing x

  8. 28/04/2016 / 1:29 pm

    I would never have thought to use watermelon line this. Both your recipes look lovely and refreshing x

  9. Kira C
    28/04/2016 / 11:59 am

    I can’t wait for the summer weather to come out so I can make all of these! They all sound so delicious!

  10. 27/04/2016 / 10:58 pm

    These sound like some awesome recipes, I have to say I do love watermelon! x

  11. 27/04/2016 / 10:58 pm

    These sound like some awesome recipes, I have to say I do love watermelon! x

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