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Summer is here and so is the heat! During these warm summer months, sometimes all you need is a cool, refreshing snack. However a lot of frozen treats that are traditionally enjoyed over the summer can cause decay and damage to your teeth due to the high sugar contents. As your local Liverpool NY dentist, we have gathered two delicious recipes that are healthy, cool and refreshing, perfect for healthy teeth and perfect for summer!

Raspberry Coconut Chia Ice Pops

With only three ingredients (and extra ad-ons), this super simple refreshing treat is quite the winner. They are perfect treats for teeth as they are made with all fresh ingredients. Prepare them in the morning, and devour them in the sunny, hot afternoon. As your children’s dentist in Liverpool, NY, I would especially suggest making these if you have children it can be an easy and fun summer activity!
Row of homemade fruit popsicles made with blueberries, raspberries and yogurt sitting on white plate

What You’ll Need:

  • ½ cup of raspberries (fresh or thawed frozen)
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 15 ounce can of full fat coconut milk
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 6 9 ounce paper cups (Dixie cups)
  • 6 popsicle sticks

How To Make It:

  1. Put raspberries and water in a blender and blend until smooth
  1. Pour about 2 tablespoons of raspberry puree into each cup, saving the remaining puree for later
  1. Place cups into the freezer for 30 minutes
  1. Whisk the coconut milk and the chia seeds together in a small bowl
  1. Remove the cups from the freezer and distribute the coconut milk mixture evenly among the 6 cups.
  1. Put cups back into the freezer for 30 minutes
  2. Remove comes and place a popsicle stick in the middle of each cup & freeze for another 30 minutes
  1. Lastly, distribute the remaining raspberry puree into the cups and freeze until set (at least 4 hours)
  1. Peel the paper cups off before serving!

To be festive, you could add a layer of blueberries (blue) to make it a memorial or Fourth of July day treat!

Fruit Infused Water

Water is the healthiest and most refreshing drink for your body on hot summer days. Other refreshments like sodas, diet sodas, and juices have been proven to cause tooth decay, as they contain a lot of sugar. Water, however, is the way to go. If you want to change up the taste, then this fruit infused naturally flavored water is the recipe for you to keep you hydrated in the summer heat!

Infused water with blueberries and lavender in a pitcher

What You’ll Need:

  • Fruit –2 cups of the fruit of your choice (berries, citrus, melons, pineapples, etc.)
  • Herbs –a sprig of mint, basil, rosemary, sage, or lavender
  • Water (tap or filtered)
  • Ice
  • 2 quart pitcher or jar with a lid
  • Muddler or wooden spoon

How To Make It:

  1. Add a sprig of fresh herbs to jar & smash leaves with muddler to release flavor
  1. Add approximately 2 cups of fruit to the jar/pitcher & press with muddler to release some of the juices
  1. Fill jar/pitcher with ice
  1. Add water to fill the top of the jar/pitcher
  1. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days

Visit Your Local Liverpool NY Dentist

If you have questions regarding the recipes above, or to learn more about healthy foods to eat that won’t cause damage to your teeth, contact us today, and our friendly team will be happy to help. To schedule an appointment for you or your child, give us a call. Have a happy summer!

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Visit Your Local Liverpool, NY Dentist

If you have questions regarding the recipes above, or to learn more about healthy foods to eat that won’t cause damage to your teeth, contact us today, and our friendly team will be happy to help. To schedule an appointment for you or your child, give us a call. Have a happy summer!