When the summer sun heats up the day, we need foods that help us bring down the temps. No doubt frozen fruits and veggies can do just that. If you aren’t embracing refreshing recipes and dishes that make use of frozen produce, then you’re missing out. Not only is our produce rich in beneficial antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, but the high water content of many fruits and vegetables makes them hydrating too! The next time the temps rise, try one of these ideas that highlight how to stay cool with frozen fruits and veggies.

Freeze produce that’s beginning to turn or overripen like spinach, berries and more. Just make sure you wash and dry them first. Then start your day with a balanced blend of frozen vegetables and fruit.

Keep it simple with frozen grapes or watermelon wedges. Turn canned pineapple into something spectacular when you freeze it and prepare Pineapple Whip. It doesn’t get easier or more refreshing on a hot summer day.

Add frozen corn or peas to your next summer salad or salsa.

Stay hydrated with water infused with flavored ice cubes or use frozen citrus like sliced oranges, lemons, and limes. Or take it a step further and turn an English Cucumber into a Coconut-Cucumber Pop.

Treat yourself to an array of creamy confections that begin with frozen fruit such as banana-based, dairy free Chai “Nice” Cream or Blueberry-Buttermilk Sherbet made from frozen blueberries. Or try something unexpected like Red Pepper Sorbet

Finally, elevate your next outdoor summer soiree with a Raspberry & Rosé Granita menu finisher.

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