6 Post-Workout Treats To Beat The Heat

 


Summer time is upon us which means endless sunshine and all of the sweat that comes along
with your mid-day run. If ice water just isn’t cutting it after your workout, here are 7 healthy and
tasty treat ideas you can make that will definitely cool you down.


Frozen Grapes
Sweet, cold, and absolutely perfect right after a run. Simply get a gallon freezer bag,fill it with a
bunch of grapes, and pop them in the freezer. After 2-3 hours they’re ready to go! With a shelf
life of a few months, you can enjoy this refreshing treat all summer. Just don’t forget to wash
those grapes thoroughly!


Strawberry Granola Frozen Yogurt Bites
Strawberry yogurt and granola just belong together. These frozen yogurt bites are a creamy and
satisfying solution for your post-workout recovery. Spread 10-12 paper muffin cups on a baking
sheet and line the bottom of each with a granola of your choosing. Afterward, spoon and spread
strawberry yogurt over the granola covering completely. Top off with a strawberry half and place
the sheet in the freezer for 2-3 hours. You’ll be dreaming about yogurt bites all throughout your
workout.


Frozen Fruit Popsicles
These delicious frozen fruit popsicles are a healthy alternative to sugary store-bought popsicles.
Choose 2-5 fruits, dice them, and place them in a large bowl. Fill mini plastic cups with the
assorted diced fruit, pour in your choice of fruit juice, and insert popsicle sticks directly in the
center. For best results, prep these in advance and freeze them overnight for maximum taste
and refreshment.


Homemade Strawberry Banana Ice Cream:
Even a healthy diet can include savory ice cream that you don’t have to be afraid to indulge in.
With only three ingredients, you can whip this treat up without hassle and freeze it for the next
day. Thaw and dice a frozen whole banana and a cup of frozen strawberries. Add a quarter of
milk and blend until smooth. Spread in a durable pan and place in the freezer overnight for a
tangy and cool post workout treat.


Fruit Smoothie:
Sometimes all you need is a pick-me-up. What better way to ring in those burning summer
months than with an ice-cold smoothie in hand? All you need is a blender, a cup of ice, a hefty
scoop of frozen fruit, and about 1⁄4 cup of milk or your favorite milk alternative. Blend to the
perfect smoothness and pour into a tall glass to be enjoyed immediately!


Strawberry Parfait with Nutella:
Yogurt never has to be boring again! For all the chocolate lovers out there, this easy strawberry
parfait with Nutella treat is sure to add a touch of richness to your life. Just place 2-3 cups of
sliced strawberries into a tall sundae glass, add a few dollops of vanilla or strawberry yogurt to
your liking, and finish it off with a drizzle of Nutella, the perfect post-workout reward. Did we
mention this recipe has chocolate?



Ditch those typical post-workout shakes, energy bars, and boring water with some of these
healthy treats that will please your palette and cool you down this summer.


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