Healthy Treats for Summer

It has been a HOT summer, which for me means lots of ice cold drinks and snacks. Problem is, most cold treats aren’t all that healthy and can derail your progress (ice cream cone the size of your head anyone?). So to stick with my desire to eat delicious food with my desire to hit my goals, I’ve come up with 3 healthy treats that will cool you off and keep you on track.

Berry & Mango Yogurt Pops

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Popsicles are great for summer but usually loaded with straight sugar and aren’t exactly healthy treats. These yogurt pops are low calorie, high fiber and freaking delicious, not to mention you can get a small dose of your BCAAs to boot.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Oikos Triple Zero Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 scoop Scivation Xtend Blue Raspberry
  • 1 scoop Scivation Xtend Mango
  • 1 cup berries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup berries, fresh or frozen
  • Popsicle mold that holds 8

Blend your fruit separately and place in separate bowls. For frozen fruit allow to thaw for 10 minutes or so before blending or you’re going to have a hell of a time getting them to blend. (You can always add a dash of water if you’re struggling.) I used mango and mixed berries but you can really use whatever you want. Divide yogurt in half and place in separate bowls and mix a scoop of Xtend in each. Stir until blended. Now you can either layer your fruit of choice with the yogurt into your popsicle molds, or dump the fruit into your respective yogurt and mix together before spooning into the molds. Either works just as well, though you’ll have a firmer pop if you mix. Place popsicle sticks or straws in the center of each pop and down to almost touching the bottom of the mold. Freeze for 4 hours. Remove from mold and enjoy!

Macros:

Berry Pop
Protein: 6 g
Carbs: 12 g
Fiber: 5 g yogurt pops, healthy treats, hey little rebel, heylittlerebel.com
Sugar: 7 g
Fat: 0 g
Calories: 69

Mango Pop
Protein: 6 g
Carbs: 15  g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 11 g
Fat: 0 g
Calories: 81

Recipe yields 8

Green & Pink Smoothies

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Smoothies are one of my absolute favorite healthy treats. You can pack so much goodness into them AND they are portable. Does it get any better than that?

Green Matcha Mint Smoothie

Sneaking spinach into smoothies is an awesome way to get those greens in. I also love Matcha for its health benefits and for the non jittery energy boost I get from it. Toss in some fresh mint for a refreshing, summery surprise and you have the ultimate green smoothie.

Recipe yields 1

  • 30 g baby spinach
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1/2 tbsp honeygreen smoothie, healthy treats, hey little rebel, heylittlerebel.com
  • 3 mint leaves, torn*
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup Oikos Triple Zero Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 cup cashew milk

*optional

Macros:
Protein: 15 g
Carbs: 35 g
Fiber: 9 g
Sugar: 20 g
Fat: 2 g
Calories: 214

Dragonfruit Smoothie

Dragonfruit (the pink kind known as Pitaya) not only has superfood benefits but it turns everything a ridiculously gorgeous color. Toss in some mango for sweetness and some chia seeds for the Omega 3s and you have an incredibly nutrient dense smoothie.

Recipe yields 1

  • 2 oz mango
  • 1/2 pack pitaya pink smoothie, healthy treats, hey little rebel, heylittlerebel.com
  • 1/2 cup Oikos Triple Zero Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • 15 g chia seeds

Macros:
Protein: 14 g
Carbs: 36 g
Fiber: 13 g
Sugar: 19 g
Fat: 6 g
Calories: 258

Literally all you have to do is throw the above ingredients into a blender, blend and pour into a tall glass.

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

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This isn’t the most low calorie dessert– but this is one of those healthy treats that make up for that by being packed with protein and fiber. So it’s basically a meal in the form of an ice cream sandwich– and who could possibly be upset about that??

Recipe yields 4 sandwiches

  • 6 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons Stevia or other zero cal sweetener
  • 4 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup protein spread (I used Fluffbutter’s Brownie Batter flavor)
  • 1/2 cup cashew milk (I used Silk unsweetened vanilla cashew milk)
  • 1 pint Halo Top Creamery vanilla ice cream
  • Ghirardelli chocolate chips

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, combine coconut flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking soda, salt and sweetener. Add protein spread and combine well. Then add milk and stir until well combined. Form into 8 balls and flatten on cookie sheet to about the size of your palm or slightly larger. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Do NOT over bake. Remove from oven and let cool. Once cool, divide pint into 4 even amounts and distribute onto 4 cookies. Top with the remaining 4 cookies. Heat chocolate chips in microwave until just melted. Drizzle melted chocolate on top of cookie sandwiches. Freeze for 1 hour. Let sit for a few minutes after removing from freezer and enjoy. ice cream cookie sandwiches, healthy treats, hey little rebel, heylittlerebel.com

Macros:
Protein: 27 g
Carbs: 49 g
Fiber: 12 g
Sugar: 22 g
Fat: 25 g
Calories: 529

What are some of your favorite healthy treats for summer?

This summer has been a hot one! Cool off with these healthy treats that won't derail your progress. This summer has been a hot one! Cool off with these healthy treats that won't derail your progress. This summer has been a hot one! Cool off with these healthy treats that won't derail your progress. This summer has been a hot one! Cool off with these healthy treats that won't derail your progress. This summer has been a hot one! Cool off with these healthy treats that won't derail your progress. This summer has been a hot one! Cool off with these healthy treats that won't derail your progress. This summer has been a hot one! Cool off with these healthy treats that won't derail your progress.

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