Sweet Summer Treats!

We’re kicking off June with a few delicious, sweet Summer treats from dietitians! Go ahead and treat yourself – what would Summer be without ice cream, popsicles and a cannoli or two? Enjoy these recipes – and please share your favorite in the comments section below! Happy Summer, everyone! 

Fruit-Forward Desserts

APRICOT ALMOND TART

Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian, shared her vegan fruit-forward dessert – a whole-grain tart, topped with piles of fresh apricots just pitted and halved, topped with almonds. She loves this recipe during apricot season: “It’s so simple and healthy!”

VEGAN STRAWBERRY RHUBARB MASON JAR CHEESECAKE

Ginger Hultin, dietitian with Champagne Nutrition, packs this recipe full of delicious, sweet-tart strawberries! Great for a dose of vitamin C plus fiber. “They pair so well with many other flavors and ingredients,” Ginger points out. 

PEACHES AND CREAM SMOOTHIE

Dietitian Edwina Clark’s recipe tastes more like a milkshake than a smoothie. It’s packed with fiber, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, and probiotics which support heart health, immunity, digestion and bone health. It’s also rich in protein and carbs, “which make it perfect for post-workout refueling,” Edwina shares.

CANNOLI CREAM WITH STRAWBERRIES AND PISTACHIOS

Laura Rutledge with Nourishing Plate provides a tasty treat that combines her favorite fruit with a healthier version of her favorite dessert – cannoli! 

Icy Cold Treats

DECADENT DAIRY-FREE CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER “NICE” CREAM

Sarah Koszyk, dietitian with Family.Food.Fiesta, shared her decadent ice cream, which she loves because it’s made with just six ingredients and no added sugar. “It’s a refreshing chilled dessert, perfect for a warm Summer day!” 

FRUIT SWIRLED FROZEN GREEK YOGURT BARK

Andy Mathis, dietitian with Beautiful Eats and Things, highly recommends her Fruit Swirled Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark, which is her favorite sweet treat for Summer because it’s made with only two ingredients and is extremely easy to make! 

GOLDEN MILK POPSICLES

Dietitian Dixya Bhattarai, with Food, Pleasure, and Health, loves this vegan, gluten-free recipe that contains lovely spices such as cardamom, turmeric, ginger and cinnamon.

MINI BALSAMIC STRAWBERRY AND CREAM POPSICLES

Kara Lydon, The Foodie Dietitian, shared a homemade popsicle recipe, a favorite because “…they are super easy, nourishing and a refreshing dessert for the hot Summer months!”   

Rich and Creamy

HEALTHY, EASY PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE

Dietitian Jodi Danen, with Create Kids Club, suggests trying her healthy, creamy alternative to classic fudge that’s made in the blender, then frozen. This one brings back Jodi’s memories of Summer travel to Mackinac Island, the nation’s fudge capital!

Share your favorite Sweet Summer Treat recipe in the comment box below!