Healthy Treats to Beat the Heat Video
Speaker 1: This morning, some healthy treats for beating the heat. We’re talking about snacks so good your kids won’t miss the ice cream or Fudgsicles.
Speaker 2: Welcome Brooke Thomas from 360 Your Life. Hi Brooke.
Brooke: Hi. How are you?
Speaker 1: Good.
Brooke: Thank you.
Speaker 1: How are you?
Brooke: I’m great. Thank you.
Speaker 1: I’m excited to see what you brought today because these are all things that you say kids are going to love, and they’re much healthier options.
Brooke: Yes. My kids have been out of school for about two weeks now. We’ve been experimenting, and these are amazing. I’m really happy to share them with you today.
Speaker 1: Okay. Very good.
Brooke: The first thing that I have is dark chocolate banana bites. Frozen bites. We’re talking about three ingredients here: bananas, dark organic chocolates chips, and coconut. All you have to do is cut up the bananas, freeze them for two hours, and then dip them in the dark organic chocolate chips as they melt. Then you just put the coconut around them, add some pretty toothpicks, and you’ve got a great, healthy frozen treat.
Speaker 1: How cute is that? And yummy delicious. You just melt the chocolate chips on the stove top or something?
Brooke: That’s all. It’s so easy, so simple, and we all need more fiber and potassium in our diet, so what better way than a banana?
Speaker 1: [crosstalk 00:01:06]
Speaker 2: [crosstalk 00:01:06] like that. Kids will eat that. They love that.
Brooke: I know. It looks cute, and they’re frozen, and it looks great.
Speaker 1: [crosstalk 00:01:10].
Speaker 1: And you keep them in the freezer.
Brooke: Store them in the freezer, and then take them out. They’ll last a couple hours out, and they’re cute. Healthy.
Speaker 1: Very good. I like that very much. Okay, what’s our next one?
Brooke: The next thing, I’m so excited about this. I found this popsicle maker from the Zoku brand. They make popsicles in seven minutes.
Speaker 1: Seven minutes?
Brooke: Yes. And you pour the …
Speaker 1: Like magic.
Brooke: Yes. You pour the ingredients. Seven minutes. You leave this in the freezer, and then you pour the ingredients inside, and it freezes in seven minutes. I’ve got all these different healthy popsicles right here. Some of the variations here are anything from … The chocolate one is chocolate almond milk. Which, I love to talk about chocolate almond milk because most kids love chocolate milk, but chocolate almond milk is such a better healthy alternative. I put chocolate almond milk with some bananas inside. Very healthy treat. They’re yummy and great.
Speaker 1: You slice bananas.
Brooke: Slice the bananas. Take them to the side. Pour in the chocolate almond milk. It makes it in seven minutes.
Speaker 1: That is great.
Brooke: I know. I also used … I call these Performance Pops. I use the Shaklee Performance instead of the other hydration drinks out there that have the dyes and the artificial flavors and sweeteners. Again, this was flavored with … colored with a plant extract. There’s no artificial flavors or sweeteners, and it hydrates you in the summer.
Speaker 1: I love these Shaklee products, too.
Brooke: I know, I know. They’re great, they’re great. We love them, too. Natural. Also I used coconut, which we know coconut milk is great. This type of coconut milk is the full fat coconut milk. I just put coconut milk in there with fresh strawberries, and you have a good treat that will keep you feeling full because you’re using good fat.
Speaker 1: That’s yummy. You want to taste one?
Brooke: [crosstalk 00:02:43]
Speaker 1: [crosstalk 00:02:43]
Speaker 2: Look at you, sneaking in nutrition on everybody like that.
Brooke: I know [crosstalk 00:02:47].
Speaker 1: Where do you get this magical from-the-future popsicle maker? Where did you get this?
Brooke: They got them at most stores like Sur La Table, and I think … Those types of stores.
Speaker 1: Zoku.
Brooke: Zoku. Z-O-K-U. I think they have a website as well.
Speaker 1: It’s totally delicious.
Brooke: Thank you.
Speaker 1: That’s great. I love it. Okay.
Brooke: We love when we can sneak in the healthy [crosstalk 00:03:09].
Speaker 1: I like it.
Brooke: The next thing is one of my favorites, too. I took Greek yogurt, which Greek yogurt is healthier than the average yogurt because it doesn’t have the added sugars, and we did yogurt chips. Frozen yogurt chips. I got a handy dandy pastry tool, but you can use it with a Ziploc bag, as well, just to make little squirts of shapes, or just little Hershey squirts. They’re frozen little yogurt bites, and they’re really really good. Instead of eating an entire thing of yogurt, you could just have a little bit. There’s probably about 50 of these out of one container. They’re cold, and they’re just really really cold and really good.
Speaker 2: That’s crazy.
Speaker 1: These are good.
Brooke: I know.
Speaker 1: You did a good job, Brooke. These are really good. I like these very much.
Brooke: Keeping with the yogurt, the other thing I did was instead of dipping strawberries in chocolate all the time, I thought, “Why not try it in the yogurt and in the coconut milk?” It froze really well, tastes really good, and it’s healthy.
Speaker 1: Okay. Some in coconut milk, some in the yogurt.
Speaker 1: Great. That’s another great idea.
Brooke: Back to the popsicles. I found these really cute princess pot ring pops, which if you have girls … I know you don’t, but I have two little girls, so they love princess ring pops. I did apple juice in here, but what I wanted to show, because juicing is so important, I wanted to encourage this summer to get a juicer.
Speaker 1: I know you told me to do this before. All right.
Brooke: I want to show that in a popsicle, we can easily go get apple juice, but we know that the juices have added sugars and preservatives.
Speaker 1: You have 30 seconds. Just letting you know.
Brooke: Okay. The only thing in this are apples. Real apples.
Speaker 2: Just apples.
Brooke: We can try to juice one if you want.
Speaker 1: Go for it. Let’s just see how far we get. If we run out of time …
Brooke: Do you want to do it?
Speaker 1: … I will rudely cut you off. How’s that?
Brooke: I’ll show how you do this.
Speaker 1: What do I do?
Brooke: Ready? Just throw in.
Speaker 1: That’s it?
Brooke: Yup, and push it down. That’s it. The juice …
Speaker 1: Oh.
Brooke: [inaudible 00:04:56]. Okay, ready? You going to do one more?
Speaker 1: Yeah.
Brooke: See how easy?
Speaker 1: Yes. I’m a juicer.
Brooke: All right. And look.
Speaker 1: I’m a juicer.
Brooke: What’s so great is two apples made enough for all six of these pops.
Speaker 1: Again, no added sugar. It is really just the apple.
Brooke: Yes. Just apples.
Speaker 1: These are so good. Check out Brooke Thomas’s website. It’s 360 Your Life. 360 Your Life. On her website, you will find all kinds of great information, healthy recipes. It’s really a good resource, I think.
Brooke: Thank you.
Speaker 2: Delicious stuff.
Speaker 1: Good job.
Brooke: Thank you.
Speaker 1: Thank you so much.
Speaker 2: Thank you.
Speaker 1: I love it.