Thursday, July 15, 2010

Food 104: Cold Summer Treats

It's summer time and we all know it means having fun in the sunny weather. Whether you're biking down the boardwalk or cooling off in the pool, we all wanna beat the heat. The AC in your house isn't going to cut it anymore. Here are two fun recipes that are cool both ways.

Homemade Frozen Yogurt (courtesy of Glamour)

6 oz. container nonfat organic Greek yogurt
5 frozen strawberries
Sweetener (ex: agave syrup or Simplicity Sweetener)

1)Blend yogurt, frozen strawberries and sweetener in a blender.
2) Freeze for five to 10 minutes for thicker texture.
3) Enjoy!

Papaya Banana Smoothies:


1 cup of milk

1/4 cup of Greek Yogurt
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1 small ripe banana: peeled, seeded, and sliced.
1 large papaya: peeled, seeded, and chopped.
1 cup of ice cubes

1) Combine the milk, yogurt, vanilla, banana, papaya and ice cubes in a blender and blend until smooth.
2) Pour into a large glass.
3) Enjoy!

Hopefully you'll stay cool and satisfied with these fun snacks this summer!