Summer is officially here and it’s getting hot! Surely, the warmer months have arrived on the Coast and we’re all excited to enjoy endless days of sunshine. But in the sweltering hot weather, slapping on a floppy hat or jumping into a glacier-fed lake might not be enough to stop you from becoming a sweaty mess (well, maybe the latter will). Fortunately, there are many ways to keep you cool during heat waves and one of my favourites is to nibble on frozen treats (and jumping into that iced cold lake). I’m not talking about sugar-filled ice cream or those rich chocolate pops, I’m talking about healthy, yet decadent, energy-boosting, vitamin-packed frozen treats.
So if you want to keep yourself cool and happy all summer long, and feel good about what you snack on, try these easy-peasy, vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and healthy frozen treats. You’ll enjoy a taste of the tropics right here in our mountain oasis!
1. Blue & Purple Chia Pops
These blue and purple chia popsicles will add pop to the hot days. Recipe here.
2. Coconut Avocado
These coconut avocado popsicles are healthy and decadent. Recipe here.
3. Lime popsicles
4. Coffee and Coconut Milk
These creamy, frosty, cool, coffee coconut milk popsicles are so good, they are like a frappuccino on a stick! Recipe here.
5. Berry Kombucha
These fizzy, berry summertime popsicles are packed with probiotics and will quench your thirst this summer! Recipe here.
6. Roasted Peach and Cherry Coconut Popsicles
These iced-pops are deliciously rich and creamy treats when it feels like it’s a million degrees outside. Recipe here.
7. Roasted Blackberry, Matcha and Coconut Popsicles
These stunning paleo, mermaid popsicles layer a creamy coconut matcha mixture with a sweet coconut cream and honey-roasted blackberries. Yum! Recipe here.
8. Strawberry Chia Seeds Pops
Creamy, sweet, and slightly tart strawberries with soft chia seeds that come together to create frozen bliss. Recipe here.
Vegan, almost raw, and full of whole food ingredients, these fudgesicles are creamy, tasty and downright filling! These energy-boosting, five-ingredient bliss bars make a fabulous mid-morning, afternoon or late night pick-me-up. Recipe here.
10. Kiwi Coconut Chia Popsicles
These kiwi coconut chia popsicles are a satisfying breakfast treat! Recipe here.
11. Power Smoothie Striped Popsicles
Layers of coconut water, chia seeds, kale, carrot, yogurt (use coconut yogurt to make it vegan), tomato, and pineapple make a morning (or afternoon) energy smoothie layered up in a popsicle. Recipe here.
12. Pineapple, Orange and Banana Frozen Bars
These three-ingredients treats are tangy, sweet, and delicioulsy healthy! Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or a fruity dessert. Recipe here.
13. Chocolate Chia Pops
These chocolate chia pudding pops are made out of fudge and banana slices. A perfect healthy and naturally sweet afternoon frozen treat! Recipe here.
14. Mango Chia Popsicles
A sweet, but healthy treat, these mango popsicles are full of pureed mango, coconut water and chia seeds. Recipe here.
15. Strawberry Rhubard Coconut Milk
Sweet, tart, creamy, and refreshing, these frozen bars will keep you cool all summer. Recipe here.
Stay cool and enjoy your summer!