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Healthy Fourth of July Treats

Celebrating Independence Day is the highlight of the summer season! But the Fourth of July doesn’t have to mean the end of your good eating habits. We’ve put together a list of treats that are both festive and healthy to celebrate the USA in style!

Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 8.09.12 PMFruit Infused Fourth Water                                                                                         Stay hydrated with this festive and delicious take on spa water!

Ingredients:

  • Slices or cubes of fresh pineapple. Use cookie cutters for star shapes.
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Pierced blueberries

Directions:

  • Fill your pitcher with water and allow to refrigerate overnight
  • Add Ice and Serve

Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 10.47.15 PMFirecracker Fruit Pops                                                                                              These pops are easy to make and fun for the whole family!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of strawberries
  • 1 package of blueberries
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • 3 cups of Silk Almondmilk Protein+Fiber or Almond/Coconut blend
  • Popsicle tray and sticks
  • Blender or food processor (optional)

Directions:

  • Cut the leaves off the strawberries and then rinse them off along with the blueberries
  • Combine the strawberries and 1 cup of Almondmilk in a blender and pulse for a few seconds until you have a nice chunky mixture (If you don’t have a blender then just chop everything up very fine and mix it with your Almondmilk in a small bowl)
  • Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds so it takes up a third of each one
  • Place them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes
  • While they are freezing, repeat the above step with the blueberries and 1 cup of Almondmilk and set it aside.
  • Stir together the coconut and a final cup of Almondmilk in a small bowl
  • Take the semi-frozen pops out of the freezer, add in the coconut mixture for the second layer and return to the freezer for 20 minutes
  • After 20 minutes, take the popsicles out of the freezer, grab your popsicle sticks and *gently* push them in far enough that they stay in place
  • Pour in the final layer of blueberry mixture and return to the freezer until completely frozen (around 20 minutes)
  • Once they are ready you can serve them immediately

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Red, White and Blue Spinach Salad                                                                     Patriotic, delicious and nutritious!

Ingredients:

For the Vinaigrette:

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Salad:

  • 1 package baby spinach leaves, washed and trimmed
  • 1½ cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ⅓ cup slivered almonds

Directions:

For the Vinaigrette

  • In a small bowl combine the vinegar and honey
  • Pour the olive oil in a slow stream, whisking constantly
  • Add salt and pepper to taste

For the Salad

  • Toss all ingredients together in a large salad bowl and drizzle with vinaigrette.

 

 

 

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