Summertime Sweet Treats!

Eat less sugar, you’re sweet enough already”. – Unknown

Desserts and sweet treats don’t always have to include tons of sugar. Eating fresh, frozen, or canned fruits is a great way to have a sweet snack without the extra calories. This summer healthy fruit milkshakes or peachy pops make for awesome ways to cool off from the heat and still enjoy something sweet. Take a look below at these recipes from USDA to get started. Bon Appétit!

Fruit Kabobs

Colorful fruit kabobs are a great and healthy treat for kids and adults alike. Kids are attracted to the rainbow colors, and adults love the taste. The good thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t take much effort. All you have to do is find your favorite fruits, give them a good wash, dice them into bite size pieces, and slide them on a skewer stick.

Fruit Kabob

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Fruit Kabob Skewer Recipe▶

Fruit Milkshake

Although milkshakes can get a bad rap because of their high sugar levels, there are ways to make healthy milkshakes. This recipe gets rid of the ice cream and uses milk or water to make this drink extra creamy. You and your family can make almost any time of milkshake you can imagine. A few favorites are: Strawberry, banana, or blueberry.


Fruit Milkshake Recipe▶

Banana Ice Cream

This ice cream is yummy, healthy, and with only two ingredients, it’s super easy to make. For this, you’ll need a couple of bananas, milk, and a blender. Once all the ingredients are mixed well, you’ll put the ice cream mixture in the freezer for a few hours and in no time you’ll have a yummy treat the entire family will love!

Easiest Banana Ice Cream

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Banana Ice Cream Recipe▶

Peachy Pops

Peachy pops or peach popsicles are the perfect way to cool down from the heat. Orange juice and peaches are used to create a tropical and sweet flavor and the low fat yogurt creates a creamy texture. With less sugar and calories than your typical store bought frozen treat, this recipe is a winner!

Peachy Pop Recipe▶



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