Get ready for National Fruits & Veggies Month in September!
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There is no escaping it – the summer heat is on full throttle! Fruits and vegetables may not seem the likely choice to beat the summer heat, but most have a high water content and are packed with important electrolytes like potassium and magnesium. Try these cool treats to put a chill on the summer heat!

10 Cool Treats to Beat the Heat

  1. Frozen Grapes
  2. Mock-sangria (frozen fruit in water or flavored soda water)
  3. Cucumber rounds topped with tuna or chicken salad
  4. Watermelon Pops (cut watermelon into wedges, chill and skewer to make pops)
  5. Strawberry and Cheese Kabobs
  6. Chopped raw veggies with Greek yogurt dip or hummus
  7. Fruit and Veggie Smoothie
  8. Dark Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas
  9. Chilled fruit and veggie salsa with tortilla chips
  10. Fruit and Veggie Popsicles from your grocer’s freezer

Recipe

Honeydew-Blueberry Ice Pops
Serves 12

Ingredients

  • ½ honeydew melon, seeded, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 pints blueberries
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. In a blender combine melon, blueberries and lime juice; blend to a smooth purée. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan combine honey, ½ cup water, lime zest and mint. Place over high heat; bring to boiling. Remove pan from heat and let cool completely.
  3. Strain honey mixture; stir into melon purée. Pour evenly into ice-pop molds. Freeze at least 12 hours

Recipe Source: Meijer

Nutrition Facts per Serving: 175 calories, 1g Fat, 44g Carbohydrate, 3g Protein

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