8 Healthy Summer Treats

How are you keeping cool this summer? Check out the following 8 recipes for summer treats to keep you refreshed and feeling great all summer long!

Now that we are officially enjoying the warm weather of summer, our desire for a sweet cold treat could have increased. While it’s great to indulge in favourite treats like ice cream, popsicles, or slurpies, sometimes it’s fun to shake it up a bit and try a healthy spin on some of the classic summer eats (plus going with the healthy alternative means you can indulge a little more often). Check out the following recipes for a healthier alternative to some of our favorites.

Frozen Yogurt Bark

Try out this recipe for Frozen Yogurt Bark by I Heart Vegetables for a new way to enjoy frozen yogurt! Get creative with the toppings and flavours to keep things interesting throughout the summer.

Tropical Coconut Chia Popsicle

Nothing says summer like eating a popsicle on a hot summer day. Next time you are craving a cold popsicle, give this recipe by Choosing Chia a try. Loaded with fruit, chia seeds, and coconut milk, these vibrant popsicles are a great afternoon snack.

Watermelon Pizza

This next recipe would make a great dessert for a summer evening. This recipe for Watermelon Pizza by Choosing Chia is a fun way to eat watermelon – a summer classic. Make an evening out of it and include the family is assembling the pizza. Lay out a variety of toppings and see the creations that come from it!

Apple Fruit Donuts

Another fun recipe to have little helpers! This recipe by Hello, Wonderful is a fun twist on donuts. These ‘donuts’ are made from apples and use cream cheese as icing.

Watermelon Fries

Is there ever too much watermelon in the summer? We don’t think so… here’s another fun way to eat watermelon: watermelon fries. The savoury seasoning is a different take on the sweet watermelon you might be used to. This recipe by Abbey’s Kitchen is a great afternoon snack or after dinner treat.

Strawberry Lemonade Frozen Slushies

If you’re looking for a light afternoon treat to cool down on a hot summer day, this Strawberry Lemonade Slush is bound to do the trick. This recipe by Baby Foode is simple with only 5 ingredients.

Healthy Fudge Popsicles

This one is for the chocolate lovers! This recipe by Simply Sissom is another simple one with only 6 ingredients. These have much less sugar than their store-bought counterparts, and we bet you won’t be able to taste the difference.

Peppermint Chocolate Chip “Nice Cream”

Sometimes a bowl of ice cream can’t be beat. Next time you are looking for a creamy treat, give this recipe by The Fit Cookie a try. It features bananas and coconut milk as the base of the ice cream instead of the usual cream or milk.

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