Chill Out! Cool Off With These 4 Easy Summer Treats

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As the temps go up, it’s time to turn off that oven and chill out with these cool and easy summer snack ideas that are either blended or set-up in the freezer.

Wake-Me-Up Smoothie
In just a few minutes, you can whip up this tasty drink loaded with protein, potassium and vitamin C.
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Wake-Me-Up Smoothie
In just a few minutes, you can whip up this tasty drink loaded with protein, potassium and vitamin C.
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Servings3servings
Prep Time10minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice preferably calcium-fortified, no pulp
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen berries raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and/or strawberries
  • 1/2 cup lowfat silken tofu or lowfat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey
Servings3servings
Prep Time10minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice preferably calcium-fortified, no pulp
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen berries raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and/or strawberries
  • 1/2 cup lowfat silken tofu or lowfat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey
Recipe Instructions
  1. Combine orange juice, banana, berries, tofu (or yogurt) and sugar or honey in a blender.
  2. Cover and blend until creamy.
  3. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Courtesy of: EatingWell.com

Quick Pudding Pops
These super easy pudding pops are a delicious and fun "cooking" project for kids. All it takes is some Popsicle molds and instant pudding mix.
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Quick Pudding Pops
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Servings4servings
Prep Time15minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 package instant pudding mix
  • 2 cups 2 percent milk
  • sprinkles optional
  • fruit optional
Servings4servings
Prep Time15minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 package instant pudding mix
  • 2 cups 2 percent milk
  • sprinkles optional
  • fruit optional
Recipe Instructions
  1. Add milk to the pudding mix, following the directions on the box.
  2. Using a spoon, fill molds.
  3. If desired, fill molds halfway with pudding, add fruit or sprinkles, then fill the remainder with pudding.
  4. Freeze 1-3 hours until set.
Mint Chip "Ice Cream"
If you’re a mint chip fan, prepare to indulge — guilt-free. Yogurt, avocado and bananas combine to create a creamy texture (and a hint of green!) without the calories from heavy cream. With healthy helpings of potassium, monounsaturated fatty acids, fiber and protein, this wholesome, frozen confection satiates and delivers on taste.
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Mint Chip "Ice Cream"
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Servings3servings
Prep Time10minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Servings3servings
Prep Time10minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Recipe Instructions
  1. Combine yogurt, lime juice, avocado, bananas and peppermint extract in a blender and blend until thick and creamy.
  2. Stir in the chocolate chips and transfer to a loaf pan.
  3. Freeze at least four hours before serving.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Prevention.com.

Frozen Yogurt Mini-Muffin Bites
Swap out the sugar and fat in traditional ice cream for the refreshing natural sweetness of fruit and the calcium-packed goodness of yogurt.
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Frozen Yogurt Mini-Muffin Bites
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Servings12servings
Prep Time20minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 containers yogurt
  • 1 cup granola or cereal of your choice
  • 1 cup fresh fruit
Servings12servings
Prep Time20minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 containers yogurt
  • 1 cup granola or cereal of your choice
  • 1 cup fresh fruit
Recipe Instructions
  1. Place liners in mini-muffin tins.
  2. Sprinkle granola or cereal into the lined muffin tins, covering the bottom completely.
  3. Using a spoon, add yogurt to each muffin tin until 3/4 full.
  4. Top each muffin tin with fresh fruit.
  5. Freeze 1-3 hours, until firm.
  6. Enjoy!

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