Healthy Frozen Summer Treats

Some things just don't need to be over-complicated... like when it's hot outside you simply want a cool and refreshing treat. Look no further... I have put together some of my favorites for your enjoyment... and something the whole family will be bound to love!

Frozen Grapes

* Full of antioxidants and vitamins!

  • Ingredients
    • Grapes.... That is literally it! (I prefer using the purple ones because they are sweeter)
  • Directions
    • pull the grapes off the stems, wash, dry and place in freezer-friendly tupperware or ziplock bag in the freezer.
    • Once frozen you can enjoy them as a delicious and succulent treat!

 

Dark Chocolate Dipped Bananas

*Full of potassium, protein and antioxidants!

  • Ingredients
    • 4 oz dark chocolate
    • 1 frozen banana (cut into chunks)
    • chopped nuts, such as walnuts or peanuts (optional)
    • 2 TB peanut butter (optional)
  • Directions
    • cut up a banana into bite sized pieces and place in the freezer overnight
    • line a freezer-safe container with wax paper
    • melt the dark chocolate in a small cooking pot over low heat
    • use a dollop of peanut butter to meld two pieces of banana together (optional step)
    • Dip the frozen banana pieces into the melted dark chocolate one at a time
    • set them in the container lined with wax paper
    • Sprinkle the nut mix over the chocolate before it hardens (also optional, depending on personal preference, dietary restrictions, or allergies)
    • place in the freezer and enjoy their decadent goodness once they are frozen!

 

Orange Creamsicles

* Full of vitamins, probiotics and protein!

  • Ingredients
    • 1 cup of orange juice
    • ½ cup of low fat or plain yogurt
    • 2 teaspoons of honey
    • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Directions
    • Mix the orange juice, yogurt, honey and vanilla in a blender and blend together until smooth.
    • Pour the mix into popsicle molds, filling each 3/4 of the way. (small dixie cups with popsicle sticks can work as well)
    • Freeze the creamsicle in the freezer.
    • Once frozen remove from the freezer and enjoy!

 

Now.... it is time to cool off, pick a favorite, and enjoy a wholesome treat!

 

Health is wealth!

~Julie