Looking for a cool snack on these warm summer nights?!
Ditch the ice cream, ice pops and other sugar packed frozen treats and make your own instead!! Check out some of the recipes below…
Low-cal melon gets some extra sweetness from honey. And while achieving the desired stripe effect takes a little patience, your friends and family will be awed by the outcome.
1 cup cantaloupe, diced
2 Tbsp lime juice, divided
2 tsp honey, divided
1 cup honeydew, diced In blender, combine cantaloupe with 1 tablespoon lime juice and 1 teaspoon honey.
Fill a fourth of each ice-pop mold with a layer of cantaloupe and put in the freezer for 1 hour. Set remaining mixture aside. In blender, combine honeydew with remaining lime juice and honey. After cantaloupe layer has set, add a layer of honeydew. Freeze for 1 hour. Add one additional layer of cantaloupe and then honeydew, allowing pops to set in the freezer for 1 hour between each layer. After pouring the final layer, insert sticks and freeze for another 4 hours.
Per serving: 40 cal, 0 g fat, 11 g carbs, 15 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein
These pleasingly tart frozen treats manage to pack three whole grams of protein into a 50-calorie serving. Plus, yogurt is full of bone-building calcium.
8 oz pomegranate juice
1/2 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
Fill two-thirds of each ice-pop mold with pomegranate juice. Add enough yogurt to fill the molds to the top, about 2 tablespoons per mold. Slide a knife or chopstick into each mold and swirl until a pattern forms. Insert sticks and freeze for about 8 hours.
Per serving: 50 cal, 1 g fat (0 g sat), 10 g carbs, 15 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 3 g protein
These recipes follow the YouAnew Core Principles and can be found at Women’s Health