The Third Day Of Christmas – With A Healthy Twist

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me….. Three little penguins, two pink galahs aaaaand a kookaburra in a gum tree.

We know that penguins love a cold climate but when in Australia they will need some assistance with generating some frosty feelings.  On the third day of Christmas, author Heath McKenzie depicts the three little penguins getting stuck into some icy poles.  I do love icy poles but try not to eat too many as they can be high in sugar.  

Watermelon and Lime Ice Blocks are a refreshing and somewhat healthier (contains fibre and Vitamin C) alternative worth a try. Perfect for summer and simple too. Watermelon is one of those foods that makes me genuinely happy – find out why here.

Just remember not to get your tongue stuck on them like the three little penguins.

Watermelon and Lime Ice Blocks

1/4 cup caster sugar

125ml water

1 vanilla pod

600ml watermelon juice (blend watermelon)

Juice of 2 limes


  1. Put sugar, water and vanilla into a saucepan and heat until sugar dissolves.  Chill until really cold.  Stir in watermelon and lime juice.
  2. Pour into 12 icy pole moulds (anyone got a mould like this one?) or multiple ice cube trays and freeze overnight.


If you are still trudging the shops for Christmas presents, don’t forget about my Christmas Giftpack, my book ‘truth, lies and chocolate’ combined with a delicious WineBar Espresso Martini chocolate – all beautifully wrapped and ready to go!  

Click here for all details.