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5 Delicious and Healthy Sweet Treats for Summer

Summer is the season of blazing heat and frozen treats! However, if you're conscious about your sugar intake or trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it can be challenging to find treats that are both satisfying and low in sugar. Don’t worry! We have curated a collection of five low-sugar treat recipes that will keep you cool and refreshed all summer long. These recipes incorporate natural ingredients and are bound to satisfy your cravings without compromising on taste.







1. Watermelon Sorbet:

Ingredients:

- 4 cups frozen watermelon chunks

- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

- 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional)


Instructions:

1. Place the frozen watermelon chunks, lime juice, and sweetener (if desired) in a blender or food processor.

2. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed.

3. Transfer the mixture to a freezer-safe container and freeze for about 2-3 hours until firm.

4. Scoop into bowls or cones and enjoy!





2. Frozen Yogurt Berry Bark:

Ingredients:

- 1 cup Greek yogurt (plain or flavored)

- Assorted fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)

- 1-2 tablespoons honey or agave syrup (optional)


Instructions:

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a bowl, mix the Greek yogurt with the sweetener (if desired).

3. Spread the yogurt mixture evenly over the parchment-lined baking sheet.

4. Sprinkle desired toppings throughout the yogurt spread.

5. Freeze for at least 2 hours until firm.

6. Once frozen, remove from the baking sheet, cut or break the yogurt bark into smaller pieces, and freeze in an airtight container.

7. Enjoy straight from the freezer - this one is a tried and true favorite for kids of all ages!






3. Mango Coconut Chia Popsicles:

Ingredients:

- 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and pitted

- 1 cup coconut milk

- 2 tablespoons chia seeds

- 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional)


Instructions:

1. In a blender, combine the mangoes, coconut milk, chia seeds, and sweetener (if desired).

2. Blend until smooth and well combined.

3. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, leaving a little space at the top for expansion.

4. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours or until completely solid.

5. Once frozen, run the molds under warm water for a few seconds to help release the popsicles.

6. Enjoy!



4. Citrus Fruit Salad:

Ingredients:

- 2 oranges, peeled and segmented

- 2 grapefruits, peeled and segmented

- 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced

- 1 cup mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)

- Fresh mint leaves for garnish


Instructions:

1. In a bowl, combine all the fruits.

2. Gently toss the fruits together to mix them well.

3. Serve the citrus fruit salad chilled, garnished with fresh mint leaves.




5. Iced Green Tea with Mint and Lemon:

Ingredients:

- 4 green tea bags

- 4 cups water

- Handful of fresh mint leaves

- 1 lemon, sliced

- Ice cubes


Instructions:

1. Bring water to a boil and pour it over the green tea bags.

2. Add fresh mint leaves and let the tea steep for about 3-5 minutes.

3. Remove the tea bags and allow the tea to cool to room temperature.

4. Add lemon slices to the cooled tea.

5. Refrigerate until chilled.

6. Serve the iced green tea over ice cubes and garnish with additional mint leaves.




Indulging in sweet treats during the summer doesn't have to mean compromising your health goals. With these five low-sugar treat recipes, you can satisfy your cravings while still enjoying the vibrant flavors of the season. These recipes are not only delicious but also incorporate natural ingredients that will keep you feeling energized and refreshed. So beat the heat and treat yourself without compromising your health goals all summer long!



 

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