Honey Papaya Fruit Bars

I started doing this blog to keep a log of all of the recipes I created as I was dieting.  Since October, I've lost 45 pounds, and I still have a ways to go.  One of the hardest things about dieting in these summery months is the cold and refreshing snacks all being pretty much hi-caloric junk. So, I had to do something about that.



These bars aren't as sweet as conventional fruit bars, but they work for me. Creamy and fruity. Feel free to add more honey or sugar as you prefer. Just remember to add it before the coconut water, as both are wet ingredients.

2 cups fresh papaya, packed
2 Tbsp. really raw honey, heated a bit to make runny
1/4 a cup, give or take, coconut water (simply balanced brand is my current fave)
  1. Throw papaya in blender.  
  2. Add a splash of the coconut water, and honey.  
  3. Blend until smooth, adding coconut water as needed.  Not until runny-about the consistency of thick baby food.
  4. Pour into molds and freeze. 
I serve mine with a dash of salt-it brings out the flavor.

Approx 50 calories per bar. Makes 6.

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