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It is getting really hot this summer! Who loves to cool off with a nice icy treat?
Put away the artificial Popsicles and unhealthy ice cream treats in favor of your own homemade icy treats! I have four ideas that you and your kids will love - and they are all healthy, no guilt treats too!
Have you heard of Acai? It has become a very popular berry, loaded with powerful antioxidants and healthy omegas. I love to use Sambazon Smoothie Packs, because they make smoothies and icy treats so easy to make! You can also just eat them straight out of the package for a refreshing treat! We love to simmer them with fresh rhubarb and refreeze for a fantastic healthy treat! They are available in Acai Berry + Guarana or Unsweetened Pure Acai Berry, and they are all USDA Organic, Non GMO Project Verified, Ecocert Fair Trade, vegan, and gluten free.
If you want to make a new kind of frozen pop, you have got to try beet juice! Beets are full of antioxidants, low in fat, and an excellent source of folic acid, and they are all the rage right now. It is easy to see why, since they have been shown to help reduce blood pressure, increase stamina, and can help fight the progression of Dementia. Don’t have time to peel and steam beets? Beet juice from Biotta Juice is what I have been using. I just pour some in my awesome BPA free molds, by itself or with a bit of another juice, and freeze. A frozen veggie treat that you will enjoy!
If you are in the mood for something a bit more creamy, try freezing kefir for a healthy kick! I love to use
Lifeway Foods organic kefir. Yes, that is right, organic! I did not even know they offered organic versions, but they do! Hurray!! Grass-fed and organic, full of probiotics, gluten-free, 99 percent lactose-free, and a great source of calcium and protein. And now you can try it frozen in a pop! They come in several flavors, but I personally like to use the plain and just add my own berries.
One more awesome recipe for you - the one ingredient homemade "ice cream"? Check out this gluten free, dairy free, Paleo version of "ice cream"! It is delicious, and you can make it so many ways! Be creative!
How do you like to cool down and stay healthy this summer?