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    • Cool Summer Treats

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    •  7/22/2014 7:55:28 PM
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      Beat the HEAT with these

      FUN & HEALTHY Summer TREATS!

       

      It’s getting hot outside and the kids are starting to ask for those typical summer treats like popsicles, Otter Pops and ice cream. While we know these treats are fun to have, we also know they are NOT the most healthy option to have every day. Most frozen treats are made with large amounts of sugar and some have large amounts of unhealthy fat.  We have created a few fun treats that are full of healthy nutrients made from fresh organic and locally grown produce.  They have no added sugars and supply healthy fats for your growing children.  They are actually so healthy, they even work great for breakfast!

       

      When we create plant-based recipes we always have the kids in mind.  These treats will please both parents and kiddos alike. Give them a try and cool off Whole Food Mommies style!

       

       

      Watermelon Strawberry Sipper

      (makes approx. 6 one cup servings)

       

      Ingredients:

      5 cups Fresh cut Watermelon

      3 cups Frozen Strawberries

      Juice of 1 Lime (2 Tbsp)

       

      Directions:

      Place all ingredients in a blender.

       

      Blend until smooth or desired texture.  Enjoy!!

       

      Harmons Grocery in Utah is having a sale on locally grown WATERMELON - That is the best tasting watermelon I have had all season!  Check them out at any of their locations! 

       

      Popsicles are a great summer treat to help your family cool down and making homemade popsicles are easier than you think.  The key is to make them using healthy whole ingredients AND have a taste that is kid-approved.  Here are 3 simple recipes that not only taste fabulous but are made with nutrient-dense ingredients. 

       

      All you need to make these is a high-powered blender and some popsicle molds.  No matter what your budget, Harmons kitchenware departments have a great selection of some of the best molds!

       

      Coconut Berry Pops

      (Makes approx. 12 small popsicles)

       

       

      This recipe has no added sugar and is dairy-free.  It is made with berries which are superfruits!  They are high in antioxidants which help fight all major diseases.

       

      Combine the following ingredients in a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth:

      ·         1 14oz. can Coconut Milk (this can be found in Harmons ethnic food isle, also light Coconut Milk is a healthier option if desired.)

      ·         1 cup Berries (Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, etc.  These can be fresh or frozen)

      ·         2 Bananas, sliced (fresh or frozen)

      ·         4 Dates, chopped OR 3 TBS Pure Maple Syrup

       

       

      Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 3-4 hours.  Serve as desired.

       

      Mango Coconut Popsicles

      (Makes approx. 12 small popsicles)

       

      This recipe is also sugar-free and dairy-free.  It uses the sweetness of mangos and maple syrup to give it an incredible tropical taste.

      Combine the following ingredients in a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth:

       

      ·         1 14oz. can Coconut Milk (this can be found in Harmons ethnic food isle, also light Coconut Milk is a healthier option if desired.)

      ·         ½ cup Almond Milk

      ·         2 cups Frozen Mango Chunks

      ·         ¼ cup Pure Maple Syrup

      ·         ¼ cup unsweetened Shredded Coconut (this ingredient is optional, but definitely worth it!)

       

       

      Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 3-4 hours.  Serve as desired.

       

       

      Chocolate Almond Popsicles

      (Makes approx. 12 small popsicles)

       

      Combine the following ingredients in a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth:

      1 ¼ cups Almond Milk (Plain, Vanilla or Chocolate)

      2 TBS Almond Butter

      2 Bananas, sliced (fresh or frozen)

      4 Dates chopped OR 3 TBS Pure Maple Syrup

       

       

      Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 3-4 hours.  Serve as desired.

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