Sweet cravings are one of the most common obstacles I hear. I, too, am not immune from a major sweet tooth. I’m a big believer that purposefully and stubbornly resisting a craving will ultimately result in overindulging on the craved food or binging on all sorts of other foods in an attempt to compensate. In the summer, those cravings are also often for frozen goodies. So, today, I want to give you a few frozen treat ideas that can satisfy both that sweet tooth and cooling you off on a hot day!

  • Frozen Fruit – blueberries, grapes, and cherries are AWESOME frozen. They’re perfectly sweet and frozen, they are amazingly refreshing.
  • PB Banana Bites – thinly slice a banana. Between two slices, sandwich a dollop of peanut butter (crunchy is best!). Freeze for at least an hour, then devour! For an even more indulgent treat, drizzle with a bit of bittersweet chocolate before freezing.
  • Stuffed Chocolate Dates – remove the pit from medjool dates. Stuff with nut butter. Coat with bittersweet chocolate. Place in the freezer for at least an hour.
  • Smoothie Popsicles – next time you whip up a smoothie, pour some excess into popsicle molds and freeze for a tasty treat!

For more tasty summer treat inspiration, come by CoreLife and chat with one of us dietitians!

Aubrey Phelps MS RDN LDN