3 Healthy Frozen Treats to Keep You Cool

Summer is here and that means hot, sunny days—and sweaty workouts. One of the best ways to cool down after a run, is to eat a cold and refreshing snack. Here are three healthy frozen treats for you to enjoy the next time you come back from a hot run.

#1) Acai Bowl

How to make:

Run one packet of frozen organic Acai over hot water for about 25 seconds. Place in a VitaMix or heavy-duty blender. Add one organic banana, handful of organic berries of your choice, 1/2 teaspoon of organic ginger powder, 1/2 teaspoon organic cinnamon powder and 1/2 cup organic coconut water. Blend together well. Pour into a bowl and top generously with organic hemp hearts, organic unsweetened shredded coconut and bee pollen.

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#2) Chocolate Protein Popsicles

How to make:

In a blender mix together 1/2 cup organic raspberries berries (any kind), one banana, 1/2 cup Manitoba Harvest Hemp chocolate protein powder, 1 cup organic coconut water. Pour into an eco-friendly popsicle mold (try this: Round Pop Mold by Zoku). Freeze overnight and they'll be ready to enjoy when you return from your run.

#3) Frozen Coconut Cream

This frozen treat is sure to make anyone with a sweet tooth happy!

How to make:

Place one can of Native Organics classic coconut milk (full fat) in the fridge overnight. (Tip: always keep one in the fridge.) Then remove the can from the fridge and open. The cream will have separated from the coconut whey. Pour it into a medium-size bowl and whip it until it's smooth. Set aside.

In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons of raw organic cacao powder and a little of the coconut cream, enough to make a thin paste. Add 1 tablespoon organic maple syrup. Stir well.

Combine cacao mixture with the coconut milk and stir well together. Pour into a glass jar and place in freezer for at least 1 hour. To eat, simply scrape the coconut cream in small bites and savor the delicious flavor and creamy richness.

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About the Author

Sarah Stanley

Sarah Stanley is a wellness educator, ultramarathoner, endurance athlete, speaker, business consultant, and founder of #wellnesschat. Passionate about authentic healthy living, Sarah lives what she speaks about, practicing an organic, whole foods, plant-based lifestyle that fuels her ultrarunning adventures. Her goal is to empower others to be knowledgeable about what they put in and on their body so they can live a healthy, disease-free and happy life. She's been featured in SELF, SHAPE, Ladies' Home Journal and Washingtonian. Connect with Sarah on Twitter @SarahStanley.

Sarah Stanley is a wellness educator, ultramarathoner, endurance athlete, speaker, business consultant, and founder of #wellnesschat. Passionate about authentic healthy living, Sarah lives what she speaks about, practicing an organic, whole foods, plant-based lifestyle that fuels her ultrarunning adventures. Her goal is to empower others to be knowledgeable about what they put in and on their body so they can live a healthy, disease-free and happy life. She's been featured in SELF, SHAPE, Ladies' Home Journal and Washingtonian. Connect with Sarah on Twitter @SarahStanley.

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