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It’s day 2 of an epic east coast heat wave here at DailyBurn HQ. If you are trying to do the best you can in the heat like we are, it can be tempting to grab for a Fla-Vor-Ice and call it good. The problem is that most of the cool and creamy treats that help you deal with temps that creep up into the 90′s are also loaded with sugar and artificial flavors.
With a little imagination and preparation, it is possible to whip up healthy and creamy substitutes for your favorite summer icy treats. Check out 10 of our favorites that we found around the web. Which one should we whip up tonight?
Berry Yogurt Popsicles – This tri-colored popsicle recipe includes three smoothie flavors. Your kids will love the color and fruity taste, and you don’t have to tell them how nutritious these are!
Dairy Free Banana Date Frozen Custard – Do you love ice cream but not the bloat from the sugar and lactase combination? Try this easy recipe sweetened with dates and bananas from The Spunky Coconut. The egg yolks in this recipe make it super rich and packed with vitamins.
Chunky Pineapple Guacamole with Grilled Sweet Potato Chips – Need a fruity alternative to plain old guacamole and chips? Try adding a dash of pineapple and serving with sweet potato chips.
Mojito Watermelon – Tired of plain old watermelon? Try drizzling lime juice and a sprinkle of fresh mint on your watermelon wedge for a mojito flavored treat.
Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse – Would you kill for some chocolate ice cream right now? Satisfy your cool and creamy craving with chocolate mousse thickened with avocado. Just trust us with this one – it’s amazing.
Coconut Panna Cotta with Mango Puree – Coconut and mango are tropical flavors that will make you feel like you are on a beach lounging around with every bite. This coconut panna cotta is a smooth finish to any backyard BBQ.
Raw Strawberry Jam – This recipe is sweetened with fresh strawberries and thickened with chia seed paste. This is a nutritious strawberry jam alternative with half the sugar and added omega-3′s from the chia.
Kiwi Lime Granita – This nutritious spin on the sugary slushy will make you forget about snocones forever.
Frozen Banana Bites – Cut up bananas, coat them in liquid chocolate and nuts, and throw them in the freezer for guilt-free frozen bites.
Chia Seed Parfait – This layered dessert is a nutritious substitute for a hot fudge sunday.
Stay cool out there everybody!
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