5 frozen, healthy treats perfect for warmer weather


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Spring may have just begun, but summer is coming and you know when it gets here, we’ll all be complaining about the heat. One thing you want to cross off your summer to-do list: overcoming the heat with too many ice cream cones and dishes of gelato. So, in order to cool you down and satisfy that sweet tooth in a healthy way, we've rounded up five frozen treats you can make at home.


1. Frozen fruit kabobs with chocolate

These yummy skewers from Culinary.net will go over great at summer parties. Simply cut bananas into bite-size pieces, thread them on wooden skewers with red and green grapes, and drizzle with melted chocolate. 


2. Yogurt cupcakes

How is this possible, you ask? FitSugar.com brings you this simple recipe with just four ingredients, minimal prep and about one hour of freezing time. Creamy, good-for-you Greek yogurt, strawberries and bananas with a bit of chocolate — yum!


3. Yogurt + trail mix bars

With ingredients you’d usually find in trail mix, such as nuts, chocolate and chopped fruit, these bars from the The Lean Green Bean add a little something extra to your frozen treat. Keep these handy in your office freezer for a perfect summer treat.


4. Chocolate frozen bananas

These may be something you’re used to seeing at a county fair or theme park, but you can make them easily at home with a few popsicle sticks, chocolate and whatever toppings you prefer. Diethood.com recommends freezing the bananas on waxed paper-lined cookie sheets.


5. “Ice cream” sandwiches

These “ice cream” sandwiches are made from Cool Whip and chocolate graham crackers. Add whatever you want to these treats, such as peanut butter or nuts. You can also use regular graham crackers and Greek yogurt mixed with pureed strawberries or other fruits, as seen on the Baked Perfection blog.