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Sweet Cool Treats I Love to Eat!

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I love vanilla bean ice cream. The kind with just a few real ingredients I can recognize as foods. My favorite is reduced fat Breyers vanilla bean but I can’t keep in the house that often, because I’ll want to eat it too much!  So this is my favorite substitute that my family often enjoys.

Orange Creamsicle Delight:

  • 1 cup of store bought or fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup Breyers vanilla bean reduced fat ice cream
  • Mix ice cream with a spoon into juice
  • Enjoy the little floats of unmelted sweet ice cream with the tangy and sweet flavored juice

Frothy Banana Shakes:

  • 1 to 1 ½ cup of organic soy milk (for soy, I recommend organic)
  • 1 ½ to 2 frozen bananas (I peel and break bananas into 3 sections just before they get too ripe, then stock them in a gallon size zip-lock bag in the freezer)
  • 1 tsp Tahitian vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg

Blend until smooth –serve in a big glass mug! So delicious

Pomegrante Orange Pops:

  • Mix equal portions of pomegranate juice and orange juice into popsicle molds or Dixie cups.
  • Over the years we’ve ended up with popsicle tops without the molds. So we use the popsicle tops to place in the Dixie cups to get a bigger 4 to 6 oz portion popsicle.

I usually buy Langers Pomegrante juice because it’s reasonably priced and we like the taste.

Grape Juice with Lemon Zest Purple Slushes:

  • Grind up lemon peel after removing as much as the rind as you can.
  • Pour grape juice, Welch’s or an organic brand you prefer, into 6 oz Dixie cups.
  • I like to let them thaw, either in the sun for 10 minutes or very briefly in the microwave for a nice slushy treat.

Make sure these are enjoyed outside with a cloth napkin in your children’s old t-shirts. Grape juice pops can stain but they are so worth it!  These are such a hit with kids and parents. I’ve offered these at parties, play dates and as after school treats.

Guilt Free and Loving it!

Each one of the sweet treats offers a ton of health benefits for your kids and family so eat and enjoy!  Try these great watermelon pops!


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  1. Brooke Horn on May 14th, 2010 1:43 pm

    These sound so yummy and refreshing, I can’t wait to try the pomegranate orange pops for a healthy summer treat. Thanks for the fun ideas!

  2. RB on May 17th, 2010 9:45 am

    That banana shake will be my dessert tonight! Thanks for the great recipes!

  3. Esmerelda Guerrero on July 22nd, 2010 3:31 pm

    Awesome Treats! Can’t wait to try them! Thanks for sharing these recipes!!

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