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Fun Under the Sun With Frozen Treats Less Than 250 Calories

We spend all of spring dieting, exercising, and working extra hard so that we can get those perfect bodies for summer. However, once summer hits, we’re tempted by the mountains of sweets that come out of hibernation for the warm weather – ice cream, snow cones, and slushies. Here’s how you can enjoy those treats while still maintaining your well-earned, rock-hard body.

Frozen Banana Pop

For just 169 calories, you can enjoy nutty and chocolatey frozen banana pops without putting on any weight. Simply mix 5 tablespoons of unsweetened plain almond milk, 60ml of natural creamy unsalted peanut butter, and 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup in a bowl until smooth. In another bowl, put 200 grams of your choice of toppings – shredded unsweetened coconut, dark chocolate shavings, or chopped nuts. Put a wooden stick through your banana, pour some of the creamy mixture over the banana, and then coat the banana with your toppings. Freeze your creations for at least four hours and you will have the perfect snack for a picnic under the sun. You can transfer them to a freezer bag and keep them in the cooler so they don’t melt.

Strawberry Banana Margarita

What says summer like frozen margaritas and a BBQ? Well this margarita recipe is not only delicious and fitting for summer, but with only 247 calories, it will also compliment your figure. To make, freeze 7 medium sized strawberries and one banana for at least an hour in the freezer. Then, place in a blender with 240ml of tequila, 3 tablespoons of triple sec, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and 500ml of crushed ice. Blend until smooth and you’re ready to serve. Keep your drink out in your backyard and refill with ice from a portable machine if it starts to get warm.

Pineapple Mint Shaved Ice

Perfect to take to an outdoor summer festival, this pineapple mint shaved ice recipe is sure to get you in a festive and tropical mood. With less than 120 calories, it is also easy to make. Take one 20 ounce can of pineapple chunks in juice and set aside 3 chunks for garnish. With the rest of the pineapples, juice into a square pan. Cover the pan and freeze for 1.5 hours or until frozen. Once frozen, place the pineapples and 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh mint into a processor until smooth. Garnish with the 3 pineapple chunks you set aside and serve immediately to prevent melting.

These recipes clearly show that summer does not have to be the time for regaining your lost weight. You worked hard for that figure and you can maintain it while still enjoying summer and all the treats it brings.