Keeping it Simple: Low Calorie Summer Treats #FlavorForLess

Monday, May 12, 2014

Low Calorie Summer Treats #FlavorForLess

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Some of my all time favorite things in the whole world are popsicles and slushy drinks.  I seriously LOVE them!! When I was in high school my Calc teacher had popsicles in our class room and he nick named me the popsicle queen (because I was always eating them).  I still love them, but I don't love all the sugar and calories that come with them.  I don't want to eat that much sugar and I don't want to feed my kids that much.  So I came up with a few low calorie summer treats that you still have lots of flavor but not as many calories #FlavorForLess.  It's nice that we still can enjoy the popsicles and slushy drinks and still be healthier.  

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As a parent sometimes I forget how much sugar are in sugary drinks and just let my kids drink them.  I love that now there are options that are still super yummy but barely any calories.  I got several of the 2 liter bottles of pop that only had ten calories.  I made a root beer float popsicle with A&W TEN and light ice cream.
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I mixed up the ice cream and root beer.  I did 2:1 ratio, root beer to ice cream.  I used two cups of root beer and 1 cup of ice cream.
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I then put the mixture into popsicle forms and put it into the freezer.  After 30 minutes I put the sticks into it, so they would stand up.
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I let them freeze for a couple hours and then ran the forms under hot water and pulled them out.
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I then let my kids enjoy them!  It was a fun treat and only 50 calories!
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Using the Sunkist TEN, I did the exact same thing and made orange creamsicles.  
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The last treat that I made was my favorite because I love slush drinks and it only has 10 calories, woot woot!
low-calorie-summer-treats #flavorforless raspberry-lemonade-slush

I just added 3 cups of the 7-Up TEN and 1 packet of Crystal Light to the blender.  I then put in half of the blender of ice.
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I got all of the 2 liters of the pop at Safeway and it was only $.79, score!  From 5-12 through 5-19 there is a digital coupon  on the Just for U site and you can get a free 2 liter of any of their flavors (while supplies last) and then you can try out any of these yummy recipes.
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3 comments:

Emily Thompson said...

oh that crystal light and 7up looks amazing!! Yummy! What a fun post! EMily

Stacy Harper said...

I just bought popsicle freezer thingies (highly technical term there!) this weekend. Great timing on this post for me!

Stacy
anygirlcandoit.com

Lisa Jorgensen said...

This is great. I've pinned this! I would love you to share this at our Saturday Dishes link party. It's all about kid-friendly drinks! http://www.pebblesandpiggytails.com/2014/06/saturday-dishes-mocktails-and-kid.html