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Beat the summer heat in a healthy way with this bel juice popsicles recipe

Published on:8 May 2021, 10:30am IST
Weight watchers, if you love eating ice-creams but refrain from doing so due to the high sugar content, then this bel popsicles recipe is perfect for you.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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bel juice ice-cream
You can eat as much bel juice ice cream as you want! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Are you also one of those people who dislike the taste of bel juice? Well, we don’t blame you. Most of us consume it unwillingly just for the sake of nutrition. But, do you know that you can actually make it appetising?

Keeping this in mind, we’ve got you a recipe that is made out of bel but is definitely tastier than the usual bel sharbat. We’re going to share with you the recipe for bel juice popsicles!

Ingredients that you need:
  • 1 bel
  • 5 to 6 strawberries (chopped)
  • 1 tsp of rock salt
  • 4 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 5 to 8 mint leaves
  • Popsicle mold
  • Ice-cream sticks
  • Water (to maintain the consistency)
bel juice ice-cream
Bel fruit is truly a wonder food. Image courtesy Shutterstock
Steps

Step 1: Break the shell of the bel fruit and scrape out all the pulp with the help of a spoon. Now, add cold water to a bowl and with your hands, mash the pulp. 

Step 2: Next, with the help of a sieve, strain out the pulp and throw the residue.

Step 3: Take a pestle and mortar to mince the mint leaves. Add these leaves in the extracted bel juice. 

Step 4: Add strawberries, rock salt, honey, and lemon juice to this mix.

Step 5: Pour this mix into the popsicle mold, insert the sticks, and place it in the freezer.

Step 6: After 5 to 6 hours, you can enjoy these ice candies without worrying about your weight!

Here are some benefits that bel juice has in store for you

Do you know that the bel fruit is a rich source of vitamins C, A, B1, B6, and B12, riboflavin, calcium, potassium, and fibre? It also has great relevance in Ayurveda and has been used since time immemorial due to being a powerhouse of essential nutrients.

bel juice ice-cream
Bel juice will keep your gut shaant . Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here are some benefits of including bel fruit in your diet:

  • It helps in preventing constipation.
  • It helps in weight loss as it boosts metabolism.
  • According to a study published in the Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy, consuming bel fruit juice twice daily for a period of 30 days can result in a significant decrease in blood glucose levels.
  • Bel fruit is great for your skin as it prevents rashes that are common in the summer season. 
  • It also helps in maintaining the level of cholesterol in your body.

So, ladies, what are you waiting for? Try this bel ice cream and beat the heat in a healthier way.

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.