Much as we wish it would, your sweet tooth doesn’t take a summer vacation. The good news is, there are many flavorful summer treats that don’t pack on the pounds! Bookmark these low-calorie recipes and try them out the next time you have a sugar craving.
Did you know that your nutritious breakfast smoothie could also be enjoyed as an ice pop? Shake up your routine and see what you think. If the result is too hard or icy, add some sugar-free gelatin or soaked chia seeds to your next batch.
If this dessert isn’t already in your healthy-eating toolkit, you’ve been missing out! The Skinny Confidential dishes on a popular variant of the recipe, but it can also be made with fat-free whipped topping instead of coconut or almond milk for a fluffier texture.
Made from banana slices, peanut butter and Greek yogurt, these frozen treats are a satisfying substitute for ice cream sandwiches. Check them out on POPSUGAR® Fitness.
Featured on the TODAY show, this healthier alternative to ice cream is a good source of vitamins B-6 and C, potassium, magnesium and dietary fiber. Don’t overdo it, though! Bananas may not have the fat content ice cream does, but they’re still a higher-calorie fruit.
These seriously spectacular frozen treats by The Little Epicurean would be an easy yet artful dessert to serve at a pool party or backyard barbeque. Stick with light coconut milk if you want to minimize the calories, but even the fully loaded version isn’t too bad for your caloric budget. Packed with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, some protein and a variety of other nutrients, it’s hard to beat this chia treat!
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