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These tasty treats are perfect for hot days while sticking to your gluten-free dairy-free diet

This summer, stay hydrated and cool with refreshing drinks, smoothies, and treats. Instead of going for ice cream, milkshakes, pop, and other high-fat, high-sugar products, opt for a healthier treat to stay cool. You can enjoy the nutrition and taste of these refreshing and healthy recipes while sticking to your gluten-free dairy-free diet.

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

This recipe calls for frozen blueberries and bananas, which will certainly help you keep cool during the summer heat. Combined with the flavors of ginger, coconut, and almond milk, this is one tasty and refreshing summer treat that is dairy and gluten-free. This nutritious smoothie is also high in vitamin A and vitamin C, with the added nutritional goodness of kale.

Cucumber Mint Citrus Water

Instead of reaching for the sugary drinks in the summer heat, cool down with this extremely refreshing water that has the delicious flavor combination of lemon, lime, cucumber, and mint. Prepare this easy recipe the night before so you can spend the day enjoying this drink in the heat while hydrating yourself.

Green Coconut Smoothie

This nutritious smoothie has refreshing tropical flavors—banana, coconut, ginger, and pineapple—that are especially enjoyed on a hot summer day. Whether you have this for breakfast or a snack, you can enjoy this treat while sticking to your gluten-free dairy-free diet and embracing the tropical weather.

Mocha Madness Smoothie

When it’s too hot for coffee, and you want a nutritious breakfast option, try this delicious mocha smoothie. It’s a dairy and gluten-free treat that still has the rich texture and flavor of a chocolate coffee. And if you’re really hot, you can enjoy this drink over ice for a healthy and cool iced mocha.

 

Sparkling Lemon Grapefruit Jello

For a light summer dessert or snack that is low-fat, low-carb, gluten-free, and dairy-free, try this refreshing lemon grapefruit jello. This treat is easy to make and can be enjoyed in the hot summer heat without being too heavy. And since this homemade jello is high in vitamin C and low in sugar, it is a much healthier alternative to the sugary store-bought options.

Although the summer is often the time for treating yourself to ice cream cones and ice-cold sodas, there are many summer treats for cooling down that are much healthier for you, with low-fat, low-carb, and low-sugar ingredients, and that can even help you stick to a gluten-free dairy-free diet. So the next time you want a refreshing summer treat, opt for one of these easy and tasty recipes instead.