After School Snacks to Keep You Cool This Fall
Even though summer has sadly come to an end, mother nature doesn’t necessarily give us a break from the heat. When the kids come home from school all sweaty and red-faced, they will be craving snacks to help cool them off after a long hot day of activity. Here are some simple and healthy recipes to help them do just that!
Dynamic Fruit and Greens Popsicles
Dynamic Fruit and Greens is a tremendous superfood formula that contains the antioxidant power of 20+ servings of fruit and vegetables. It comes in tons of great flavors, contains no sugar, and helps support the body’s natural energy. It tastes great in water or smoothies, and can very easily be turned into popsicles for those hot summer days. You can purchase this product at our clinic.
- 1 cup water
- 1 scoop Dynamic Fruit and Greens (pink lemonade, berry, strawberry kiwi, or grape flavored)
- Fruit of your choice to accent the popsicles
- Popsicle mold
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together water and Dynamic Fruit and Greens. This mixture tends to separate when it sits so make sure to stir well before pouring into the mold.
- Place fruit chunks in the mold and pour premade mixture into the mold.
- Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until hard, at least 4 hours
- Run mold under warm water for a few seconds to loosen, then remove pops from the mold
Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites
- 6 very ripe bananas
- ¾ cup mini chocolate chips, divided
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice bananas into ½ inch slices and lay flat on the parchment lined sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and place in freezer for 1.5 hours.
- Remove frozen bananas from the freezer and let sit out for 5 minutes. You want the bananas to be soft but still frozen
- Place bananas in a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy. Stir in ½ mini chocolate chips.
- Grease a mini muffin pan. Scoop banana ice cream into each cup, filling each one almost full, then sprinkle the top of each with a few more mini chocolate chips. Place muffin tin in the freezer for an hour.
- Remove the pan from the freezer and pop each bite out with a knife. Stack them in a freezer safe container, separated by parchment paper, and store in the freezer until you are ready to eat them!
Watermelon Electrolyte Ice Cubes (Natural Sports Fuel)
This is a great way to keep electrolytes balanced while playing sports or activities outside. Let these ice cubes melt in a water bottle to help prevent dehydration, muscle cramping and fatigue.
- 4 cups seeded watermelon cubes (to yield 24 oz. puree)
- 2 limes, juiced
- 2 lemons, juiced
- ½ real maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
- Chop fresh watermelon.
- Add to blender and process until liquified. Do not skim off the pulp.
- Add lime juice, lemon juice, maple syrup, baking soda, and salt. Stir or shake util combined.
- Pour watermelon mixture into approximate 1 ounce ice cube trays or mini muffin tins. This should yield about 36 total cubes.
- Freeze overnight or until solid. Pop out of molds and store in heavy duty Ziploc bag. Store in freezer
In addition to proper nutrition we recommend healthy activities and healthy habits for the still growing youth, and adults of all ages. There are many components to maintaining a healthy life. See a few of the the many services we provide at Chiropractic Health & Wellness in Edina below, and then contact us for a FREE consultation: