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Healthier Hot-weather Treats Low-Calorie Summer Drinks Add cucumber and/or lemon slices to water to add flavour and some sneaky health benefits too – lemon is a great detoxifier and cucumber is packed with Vitamin C. For a one-two punch add ½ a lemon and a ¼ cucumber, both thinly sliced, to a pitcher of water and let it sit in the fridge for at least ten minutes before serving. Add ice if desired. Mix up some iced tea by steeping a double-strength pot of regular or herbal tea, cooling it completely, then adding the tea to ice. Add lemon and/or mint leaves, and sweeten to taste. Try honey or agave syrup as sugar substitutes.

Frozen Fruit Frozen seedless grapes are great snacks any time. Keep them in a sealed bag or Tupperware container in your freezer & enjoy them like candy (guilt-free!) Add frozen berries or grapes to your favourite summer drink – they’ll add colour, cold & flavour, and won’t water down your drink

Equip your fridge and freezer for the summer with these nutritious & delicious treats.

Frozen Banana Smoothies & Shakes

Easy Frozen Yogurt

When frozen, bananas add a smoother texture to blended drinks. Try these mixes: Frozen bananas + berries + orange juice make a delicious sorbet-like treat. Frozen bananas + yogurt + milk make a creamy substitute for your favourite milkshake. Milk allergies? Try soy or almond milk. Make it your own by adding your favourite flavoured yogurt or additional ingredients like peanut butter, chopped fruit or berries, cocoa powder, or vanilla. Quick tip: protein powder, ground flax or chia seeds bump up the nutritional value for these drinks – add a little at a time until you reach the consistency you like. Quick tip: Be sure to peel your bananas before you freeze them!

Have a weakness for ice cream? Keep your favourite yogurt in the freezer – it’s a great substitute with a lot more health benefits. Individual containers or yogurt tubes are great for kids’ snacks too. Let the yogurt sit for about 10 minutes to soften before eating. If freezing a larger yogurt container that you’ve already opened, keep ice crystals at bay by pressing a piece of plastic wrap down into the surface of the yogurt before it goes in the freezer.

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