10 Healthy Frozen Summer Treats
By Caitlyn Witt
Keeping cool and hydrated when working out are important during this time of year, and with rising temperatures- you deserve a sweet frozen treat after a long run, bike ride, or playing a game of beach volleyball. Here are a few sweet healthy frozen treats you can indulge in and even make yourself for those hot summer days:
Check out Edy’s Slow Churned Light Ice Cream in the Snack Size Cup. If you’re craving ice cream, this is the perfect fit for you! This little frozen treat is great for portion control and is only 210 calories!
For a sorbet, try Haagen-Dazs Mango Fat-Free Sorbet, at only $3 a pint and 180 calories per serving- it’s a steal you can’t help but indulge yourself in this fruity treat.
Craving some chocolate ice cream? The famous ice cream shop, Baskin Robbins, has the perfect chocolate fix. Try a kids’ scoop of of their Light Aloha Brownie ice cream with light chocolate ice cream, chunks of macadamia nut toffee, and ribbons of fudge- it’s a tropical chocolatey treat at only 160 calories a scoop.
Try Blue Bunny Personals All Natural Frozen Yogurt- Bordeaux Cherry Chocolate for an extra special fro-yo treat. Blue Bunny’s frozen yogurt not only has 120 calories per serving and sweet cherries and chocolate, but it also has digestion-helping probiotics. Double the health for twice the sweetness!
DIY frozen yogurt: Mix your choice of Greek yogurt (Oikos or Fage are the tastiest yogurts) with 1 tablespoon of chopped berries and freeze it overnight for your own homemade frozen yogurt treat! It’s full of protein and calcium and it’s a great treat to share with your friends on a hot summer night.
Fudgsicles and Popsicles
Skinny Cow has got the skinny on low-cal fudgsicles and fudge pops! Try out Skinny Cow’s Fudge Bars or Mini Fudge Pops for those big or little chocolate cravings. Go big with just 100 calorie full-sized Fudge Bar or a Mini Fudge Pop for 50 calories!
For a fruity popsicle treat, try Natural Choice’s Full of Fruit Raspberry Frozen Fruit Bars at only 60 calories and 13 grams of sugar a pop! These fruit bars are made with all-natural ingredients and still have the delicious sugary taste we all crave on those scorching days.
DIY popsicle: Puree a bag of frozen mixed berries (organic is better if you can find them) and mix with 1 cup of non-fat plain yogurt. Pour into popsicle molds (or use small wax Dixie cups instead) and freeze overnight.
More DIY Frozen Treats
Place a handful of grapes and raspberries in a Ziploc bag and freeze them for a few hours for a homemade version of chilled gummy snacks.
Try whipped strawberry lemonade by blending 8 cut up strawberries (unstemmed) with 1 cup of sparkling mineral water, 2 tablespoons of honey, 4 large fresh mint leaves, and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (or lemonade mix) for a cool 89 calorie drink.
So stay cool and healthy Pink and Black readers, and have a chill summer!