Sweet and Healthy Summer Treats

On a hot summer day, one of my favorite ways to cool off is with a refreshing treat. If you make it yourself from scratch, you can use whole fruits and other fresh ingredients for a naturally sweet treat without all the added sugar and fat found in desserts like an ice cream bar.Mango-Peach Ice Cream with Strawberry

Recipes made with fruits like mango, strawberries and watermelon are also filled with cancer-fighting phytochemicals. Here are recipes for three of my favorites:

Mango Strawberry Ice Pops
These only take about 15 minutes to make, but you’ll want to make them the night before so they can freeze fully.

  • 2 mangoes, peeled & chopped
  • 1 cup strawberries, washed with tops removed
  • 2 Tbsp honey or agave
  • Splash of orange juice (about ¼ cup)
  • ¼ cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt (optional)
  • ½ cup strawberries, sliced into small pieces

Mix first four ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into popsicle mold and drop Continue reading