It’s starting to feel like summer around here! The days are longer, people are generally happier, the pools are open, and spring/summer fruits are everywhere! We love this time of year and especially all the delicious summer time treats that we get to snack on. Of course, creamy ice cream and sugary snow cones are refreshing, cooling treats for the hotter days to come. But we’re also thinking of alternatives to those typical sweets for your little ones or for you too.
Today, check out three of our favorite alternatives to the more common summer sweet treats. And share with us any recipes you have for healthier summer snacks by leaving a comment below. We love hearing from you!
Also, check out our posts for Chai Mommas Puja’s yummy fruit skewers (could totally dip these skewers into the cocoa almond spread which is in the apple recipe below) and Reena’s fun yogurt snacks. These are great alternatives too!
– Chai Mommas
Toasted Coconut Flakes
Simply take unsweetened coconut flakes and stir in a ceramic pan on medium heat until they are slightly brown
Let them cool and enjoy!!
Cocoa, Almond, Granola, Apple Slices
1. Wash and cut apple into slices
2. Spread the top of the slice with cocoa
3. Sprinkle with granola
Pineapple, Mango & Carrot Juice Popsicles
1. Juice one mango and ½ a pineapple, set aside
2. Remove pulp
3. Juice 4-5 carrots (add an inch of ginger to the juicer
if you like a little kick)
4. Mix the juices and pour into popsicle trays and freeze