Blueberry Mint Hydration Popsicles


So here’s the deal, friends…

This past week I suffered from a REALLY bad go with the stomach bug.  It hit me early in the week HARD and was pretty relentless for the last few days up.  I won’t go into details but it left me pretty dehydrated and seriously craving something cold, refreshing and preferably packed with electrolytes.  

Since I was sick and couldn’t manage to actually make myself anything, I had to settle for a regular, old school ice pop and while it did the trick, it left me pretty disappointed.  What I would have preferred was one of my Nuun-sicles that I whipped up to reward myself after super sweaty summer long runs.  

Who is excited that it’s almost the weekend?! ME! ME! ME! I don’t know about you but this week has been a bit stressful and I have to say that I am really looking forward to my long run this weekend.  

I originally posted this recipe in August but it’s worth sharing again now despite the fact that it’s going to be 15 degrees this weekend. 

If, like me, you are falling victim to this winter’s super bugs (I’ve had them all) then do yourself a favor and go make these ASAP.  You’re welcome.

Try these refreshing, gluten and dairy free Blueberry Mint Hydration Popsicles after your next workout or long run. These homemade frozen Nuun ice pops are the perfect way to rehydrate the natural and healthy way!

 

You all know that my obsession with blueberries is real.  I can’t stop eating them.  In the last few weeks I’ve made GF French Toast Sticks with Blueberry Sauce, GF Blueberry Zucchini Waffles and Watermelon, Cucumber and Blueberry Goat Cheese Bites.  

Today, I am sharing with you these Blueberry Mint Hydration Popsicles…the absolute perfect way to rehydrate after a hard run or hot workout during the summer. 

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Blueberry Mint Hydration Popsicles made with electrolytes. Perfect way to cool down post run and beat the heat!

As I was sipping on my Nuun while finishing my long run, I had a stroke of genius to make my Nuun water into popsicles and there was no turning back.  

Blueberry Mint Hydration Popsicles made with electrolytes. Perfect way to cool down post run and beat the heat!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Nunn Hydration- they’re electrolyte tablets that are completely gluten, dairy and soy free.  These portable tablets are packed with active ingredients like sodium, potassium and magnesium to keep you hydrated and alleviate muscle cramps.  It’s like a portable sports drink…and now a popsicle.  

Blueberry Mint Hydration Popsicles made with electrolytes. Perfect way to cool down post run and beat the heat!

Of course you could make the popsicles out of just the Nuun alone but I wanted to add a little something else to make it EXTRA refreshing.  

Since I used the Tri Berry flavor, I chose to add blueberries (obviously) but you could add blackberries too.  The refreshing part comes from the *mint.  

*Or if you have the bug you should totes use ginger šŸ˜‰ 

Blueberry Mint Hydration Popsicles made with electrolytes. Perfect way to cool down post run and beat the heat!

Believe it or not, you don’t need to dice or shred or do anything to the mint leaves, I simply just picked them off the stem and threw them into each little popsicle mold along with frozen blueberries and the Nuun water.  Then you simply just let them freeze overnight and viola! – you have yourself a tasty AND rehydrating post-run treat!

Blueberry Mint Hydration Popsicles made with electrolytes. Perfect way to cool down post run and beat the heat!

BLUEBERRY MINT HYDRATION POPSICLES


RECIPE

Makes 6 popsicles

Ingredients: 

  • 2 Tri Berry Nuun tabs
  • 16 oz filtered water 
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries 
  • fresh mint

 

Directions: 

  1. Dissolve 2 tabs of Tri Berry Nuun in a large glass or bottle along with 16 oz of filtered water. 
  2. Pour Nuun into popsicle molds about 2/3rds of the way up then add 6-8 frozen blueberries and 1-2 fresh mint leaves.  Top off with more Nuun if need be. 
  3. Repeat to fill all 6 popsicle molds. 
  4. Place in the freezer overnight. 
  5. Remove the next day after a hot, long run and enjoy! :)
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Notes:  You may have extra Nuun leftover- either store in fridge for later or enjoy on the spot!


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This post was originally shared in August of 2016.


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes. Ā  She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor. Ā  Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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36 Comments

Susie @ Suzlyfe
Reply August 5, 2016

I don't care for Nuun, so this would be the one way to get me involved with it! I just don't care for the fizz.

Courtney
Reply August 5, 2016

These look SO refreshing! I need to go find my popsicle molds. :)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply August 5, 2016

These look so very good! Love the mint in them. Good luck with that long run!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply August 5, 2016

Okay, I need to buy some popsicle molds!! These look like the perfect way to cool off after a run (or for me, a very short run hehehe)

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply August 5, 2016

Ooh those do look really refreshing and beautiful
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Kimberly G
Reply August 5, 2016

Yum Yum! You know I love Nuun popsicles. I've been enjoying them a lot this summer

Carleeh
Reply August 5, 2016

Omgosh yes! I have been on a blueberry kick too!

Me and the kids made some nuun pops last summer that were the grapefruit orange, added a juice (I think orange), and chia seeds for some omegas! It was fun, but never thought about them after a run!! Yay! Mom treats!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 9, 2016

    OOH that sounds amazing, Carleeh!!! I will have to give it a try! :)

Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
Reply August 5, 2016

These look amazing! Thanks for this recipe. Perfect for summer!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply August 5, 2016

What a great idea! Sounds so delicious!

Farrah
Reply August 5, 2016

It's cooled down over here a bit lately but still the perfect time for these popsicles! So glad I still have blueberries left! :P

    aelicatese
    Reply August 9, 2016

    Yes! They're perfect just to rehydrate with any time of day!

Sarah @ The Fit Niche
Reply August 5, 2016

Ooh this looks so good!! And I just got some Popsicle molds, woohoo!
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Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands
Reply August 5, 2016

These look so delicious and refreshing!! Hoping to link up this afternoon, it's been a very crazy week.

    aelicatese
    Reply August 9, 2016

    It's been crazy for me as well! Hoping it slows down soon!

Esther
Reply August 6, 2016

You had me a blueberries!
I am so obsessed with them lately! More than I normally am in the summer months! Ha
Those pops look fantastic and your pics are stunning! Will be making these once I unpack my popsicle makers :)

Kristy from South
Reply August 7, 2016

What a fun way to rehydrate! These look so good!
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lindsay
Reply August 7, 2016

OMG so we have these NUUN tabs in my pantry! why did I not think of this? Awesome! making. it's 104F today. blah... haha

    aelicatese
    Reply August 9, 2016

    Seriously they taste amazing on a hot day! Hope you enjoy :)

kimmythevegan
Reply August 16, 2016

Oh wow - who knew that popsicles could be so pretty? These sound really great and I love that they are a great post-run rehydrating snack =)
Good luck with the training - 18 miles is a long run!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply March 3, 2017

Hope you are feeling better! These are so pretty!

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply March 3, 2017

MMMM dreaming of summer!
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Hope
Reply March 3, 2017

These look so refreshing - great idea for a rehydration snack! Its the tail end of summer where I am, so will be giving these a go!
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Richard Friesen
Reply March 5, 2017

This will be great for the coming summer. Enjoying these popsicles in pool party is the best.
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Agness of Run Agness Run
Reply March 16, 2017

Very refreshing treat suitable for the hot summer days, Annmarie!

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