Frosty Fruity Favs

Frosty Fruity Favs for Summertime Treats

Following are some of our most popular refreshing, frosty fruity favs and even a slushy for healthful and cooling summertime treats. I’ve also added a recipe card image if you’d care to download and print that way. Click on each “card” for a larger, crisper copy.

Chocolate Banana Pops Recipe

Servings: 8 bananas
Prep Time: 10 minutes

4 ripe, firm bananas, peeled and cut into half crosswise
1-1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or white chocolate
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup toppings such as chopped nuts, colored sprinkles, grated coconut, etc.

Insert stick into the cut end of each banana.
Freeze banana for 1 hour or until solid.
Melt chocolate in microwave or over hot water.
Stir in vegetable oil until mixture is satiny and smooth.
Dip frozen bananas into chocolate, coating all sides.
Place toppings on a flat plate. Roll coated bananas over toppings. Serve.

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Easy Strawberry Frost

1 cup egg whites
6 ounces cold water or non fat milk
1/2 cup frozen strawberries

Blend at slow speed for 20 seconds.
Add one-half cup frozen strawberries.
Blend at high speed for one minute. Enjoy!

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Fruit Slushy Recipe

1 serving

Quick and easy, and addictively delicious, this is a great, easy to make snack recipe for kids.

1 tablespoon chia seeds
1-1/2 cup cool water, coconut water, or juice of choice
1/2 to 1 cup frozen fruit of your choice
1/3 cup fat free evaporated milk
Spiced bananas, orange sections or cubed angel food cake

Add all ingredients to a blend and liquefy using the most powerful setting. Blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Customize! You can use a blend of different fruits or stick to one kind. The possibilities are almost endless.

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Pomegranate Frost Recipe

Serves 6

Ice cubes
1-1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1-1/2 cup cranberry juice
1/2 cup each fresh lemon juice and fresh lime juice
1 bottle sparkling water
8 finely shredded mint leaves

Fill a pitcher half-full with ice cubes. Add the pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, lemon juice,

lime juice, 1-1/ cup sparkling water and the shredded mint; stir until well mixed.

Fill six tall glasses with ice. Pour the mixture into the glasses and serve immediately.

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Fruit Shake

Here’s a fruit shake that’s simple, fast and yummy. Also very filling in
the morning.

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup (approx.) frozen strawberries

Blend all ingredients in the blender. The frozen fruit makes it thick; there is
no need for ice. Try experimenting with different juices and fruits.

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Date Shakes

Date Shakes: Nutritionally Sound Drinks

Date shakes are an iconic food of southern California’s Coachella Valley. This is where the treat originated when date gardens began offering locals and travelers milkshakes made with dates and ice cream.

Dates are rich in polyphenols, a plant antioxidant that have a higher capacity of reducing oxidative stress.

Dates are free of saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and cholesterol.  Including dates into a daily diet contributes to keeping a heart healthy.  Give them a try in the recipes below for cool, creamy date shakes!

Did you know?

Fresh California Dates, Deglet Noor and Medjool varieties are now certified by the American Heart Association.

Date Shakes – The Recipes

Low Fat Date Yogurt ShakeDate Shakes
Makes 1 serving.

1/2 cup chopped California dates
1/2 medium banana
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup crushed ice

Combine first three ingredients in blender. Puree until dates are finely chopped. Add yogurt and ice. Blend until just combined.

Tropical Date Shake
Makes 1 serving.

1/2 cup California dates
1/2 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
1-1/2 teaspoons light rum, (optional)
3 scoops vanilla frozen yogurt

  1. Combine all ingredients except frozen yogurt in blender and puree until dates are finely chopped.
  2. Add frozen yogurt; blend until just combined.

Orange Date Shake
Makes 1 serving.

1/2 cup California dates
1/2 cup orange juice
3 scoops vanilla frozen yogurt

  1. Combine dates and orange juice in blender. Puree until dates are finely chopped.
  2. Add frozen yogurt. Blend until just combined.

Recipes courtesy of the California Date Administrative Committee.

Homemade Shakes for Diabetics

Homemade Shakes Especially Made for Diabetics

Most diabetics know of the specific threats they face regarding complications with the eyes, kidneys and feet, but tend to neglect the very real concern of developing cardiovascular disease – also known as CVD.

People with diabetes are at least twice as likely to develop CVD. Studies say CVD may be the leading cause of death in people with diabetes around the world.

To reduce your risk for CVD, you must pay close attention to your blood lipid, or fat, levels, via your diet.

The best defense for diabetics is maintaining good blood glucose control as well as appropriate body weight and adequate physical activity.

In conclusion – go outside this summer and work up a sweat! Then come in and cool off with a refreshing, delicious, good-for-you milkshake – guilt free! In fact, you may want to enjoy them all year!

Homemade Shakes for Diabetics ebook
Homemade Shakes for Diabetics ebook

The Recipes in the eBook

The recipes in this eBook have been specifically developed to be friendly to the diabetic diet.To your health and your heart!

  • Peanut Butter Milkshake
  • Peachy Pudding Shake
  • Strawberry Banana Milkshake
  • Vanilla Shake (plus 3 variations)
  • Orange Milkshake
  • Strawberry Banana Yogurt Shake
  • Raspberry Cream Shake
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake
  • Chocolate-Banana Shake
  • Pineapple Smoothie
  • Hawaiian Smoothie

You can purchase it from  Mayda Mart. To go directly to the eBook page, simply click on the cover above. You will have instant access to download the eBook in PDF format after payment.

Find more diabetic beverage recipes in the Diabetic Recipes section.

Enjoy Hot Buttered Rum

Lighten Up and Enjoy Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum
Hot Buttered Rum

Hot-Buttered Rum Day is January 17!

Hot Buttered Rum is a traditional favorite winter-time beverage. It’s sweet, soothing and warms you up with that addition of rum! Of course, you can enjoy this beverage alcohol-free if preferred for the kids. For adults not wishing to consume alcohol, you could try adding a bit of rum extract.

This popular spiced rum drink has origins in Europe and Colonial America. But an original version can have quite a bit of fat due to the use of ice cream and butter.





Typical recipe for rich, Hot Buttered Rum

1 pound butter
1 pound powdered sugar
1 pound brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 quart vanilla ice cream (at room temperature)
1-1/2 ounces rum
Boiling water

Cream together everything then put in the freezer until needed. To serve add rum, 2 tablespoons batter (or more) and fill with boiling water to fill cup. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve.

Nutrition Facts Per 1 fluid ounce:

  • Calories 36.44
  • Calories from Fat 12.42
  • Total Fat 1.38g
  • Saturated Fat 0.863g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0501g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.389g
  • Cholesterol 3.6mg
  • Sodium 0.817mg
  • Potassium 1.07mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 0.496g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.0265g
  • Protein 0.0214g
  • Alcohol 3.22g

In an average size (typically 8 ounces) Hot Buttered Rum beverage there are:

  • Calories: 316
  • Fat: 11.95g (sat. 7.593g)
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Potassium: 10mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 4.29g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.3g
  • Sugars: 3.99g
  • Protein: 0.18g

Resource: Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database.

How to Lighten Up Your Hot Buttered Rum

From time to time, we see nothing wrong with indulging in this under-300 calorie beverage, especially in those cold winter months when its so comforting; however, we never turn our back on cutting calories and/or fat, either! If you’d like to reduce calories and fat to lighten up your Hot Buttered Rum, give the following suggestions a try:

  1. Try substituting whipped butter for “regular” butter. Don’t use low-calorie margarine, as its higher water content won’t provide the same buttery taste or texture. By making this substitution you will reduce the saturated fat and cholesterol.
  2. Use one-third less sugar to decrease total calories. Even though sugar doesn’t contribute fat, high sugar consumption has been linked to elevated triglyceride levels.
  3. Substitute fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt for ice cream for a creamy taste without the fat. Save 80 calories, 10 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat and 40 milligrams cholesterol.

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