With the arrival of summer comes the need for summer snacks. Summer is typically the time of big eating; barbecues, grill and so on. so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that snacks are also a big deal. Summer snacks are also some of the most functional snacks that you will ever encounter.

When the weather turns hot, the food you eat becomes extremely important. Part of you is eating for taste and nutrition, but another part of you is just trying to keep cool. With that in mind, here are some of the best snacks to eat during the summer months.

Banana Ice Cream in Vaya Preserve

Summers can get ridiculously hot, especially in this era of global warming and drastic climate change. That’s why it’s more important than ever to have a few easy to make snacks that can help cool you off quickly. Blend a few frozen bananas with your favorite choice of milk, you will have a concoction with the same consistency as ice cream with none of the added sugar. Store it in an insulated food jar to stop it from melting, and you’re good to go.

Frozen Yogurt Pops

If frozen banana ice cream isn’t your thing, you may want to try frozen yogurt pops. They are beyond easy to make. All you really need are a tray, a freezer and of course a yogurt mixture. Take your favorite yogurt, mix it with some fresh fruit, and freeze it inside a mold. This is a wonderful snack for children and adults. For extra healthiness, make sure to use sugar free yogurt.

Frozen Smoothie Pops

Keeping in the theme of frozen snack treats, we present the frozen smoothie popsicle. This one is a great snack that looks like a dessert, tastes like a dessert, and keeps you cool like ice cream, but is really a health food in disguise. All you have to do is blend up your favorite smoothie, pour it into a silicone mold, and freeze it. Your children will think they are winning the war on brussels sprouts and you will be happy that your children are eating healthy, it’s a win -win!

Spicy Curry

For the uninitiated, this may seem like a ridiculous meal choice for summer. But spicy foods are the perfect snacks for summer. The capsaicin induces your body to sweat which helps to keep you cool in the summer.

It is the season of mangoes and a whole lot of seasonal fruits which work well for flavored yoghurt or popsicles. Make a mixed-fruit dip for your fresh summer salads, or a seasonal fruit skewer, pack them all in insulated food jars and spend some time outdoors on a quick getaway! When it is summer, it is time to enjoy the sun, sky, stars and the sea!