As the sunshine and humidity take over, there's no better way to stay energized than these 3 Do It Yourself snacks. For the quick cool-off snack in between running errands, we have the frozen greek yogurt and pomegranate cubes. Need an on-the-go breakfast? These no-bake granola bars are easy to make, healthy for your body and great for a quick boost! And an easy anytime snack, frozen fruit dipped in chocolate.
1. Frozen Greek Yogurt Pom Squares
First, you will need 2 cups of 2% Greek yogurt. This is a personal preference, so pick whatever! You'll also need 1 cup powdered sugar (also known as confectinoary sugar in different packaging). And, about 2 pomegranates. You can substitute the pom seeds for anything else you'd like to add, but these are small and easy to throw in the mix. You'll also need ice cube trays for easy, no-cut cubes as a finished product.
When you have all of your ingredients together, combine them in a bowl and mix until creamy. Toss in the pom seeds and mix well. Pour the batter into ice cube trays and place trays in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours. When they're ready, just pop them out of the trays and enjoy!
2. No-Bake Granola Bars
For these bars, you will need these ingredients:
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- ½ cup sliced almonds
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup agave
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. salt
- dark chocolate chips
If you have an allergy to anything in this mixture, these ingredients are easily replacable with other things! And, for a better crunch to the granola bars, bake the almonds, coconut and oats on a cookie sheet for a few minutes until lightly brown and toasted.
Over the stove in a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, agave, coconut oil, vanilla and salt. Mix these ingredients until all of the brown sugar disolves. Add the toasted mixture from previously into this stove mix, and coat the oat clusters well. Pour this combined mixture into a brownie pan, and let cool completely before cutting into bars. For an extra sweet-treat, heat and drizzle spoonfuls of Nutella on top of the bars!
3. Frozen Dipped Fruit
For this snack, find any fruit of preference (mandarin oranges, apple slices and banana pieces seem to work best!) and slice them or peel them into pieces. In a double boiler on the stove, melt any kind of chocolate until smooth. Dip half of the fruit pieces in the chocoloate and lay on a prepared, wax-coated sheet. You can add coconut sprinkles, nuts, or anything on top of the melted chocolate. Freeze until solid and enjoy!
This recipe allows for lots of flexibility and creativity, so don't feel restricted!