As the weather warms up during the summer months, it’s so important to find ways to keep your family cool and hydrated. One way to achieve this goal is by indulging in healthy and refreshing snacks that satisfy your cravings and provide your body with essential nutrients and hydration.
I’ve rounded up some of the best, healthy summer snack recipes to keep you cool this season. You’ll find everything from refreshing smoothies to fruity homemade popsicles.
Let’s dive in!
1. Coconut Popsicles
These coconut popsicles are fresh, creamy and delicious. With just four ingredients and no refined sugar they are a vegan treat the whole family will love.
Recipe: Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream
2. Rainbow Fruit Popsicles (with Hidden Veggies)
Here’s a refreshing and healthy summer treat for your little ones. These fruit and greens packed rainbow popsicles are a great snack option on a hot summer day. They are colorful, fun and have no artificial colors or flavors making it nutritious and delicious.
Recipe: All Natural Mothering
3. Cantaloupe Melon and Ginger Smoothie
Try this refreshing and creamy cantaloupe and ginger smoothie that is dairy-free and full of healthy nutrients! Enjoy for breakfast, or as a pick-me-up snack!
Recipe: My Chefs Apron
4. Strawberry Banana Smoothie
A refreshing healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie made with nut milk, strawberries, and bananas in less than 5 minutes!
Recipe: Chef Savvy
5. Watermelon Lime Smoothie
There might be disagreement on whether this watermelon lime smoothie is best called a slushie, slurpee, or icee. Who cares? It’s DELICIOUS!
Recipe: Summer Yule
6. Fresh Apricot Smoothie with Strawberry
Any summer day is complete with a delicious and refreshing Apricot Smoothie with Strawberries. Sip on blended fruit, protein, and all-natural ingredients.
Recipe: All We Eat
7. Healthy Corn Mango Salsa
Corn mango salsa combines fresh corn and sweet mango with other colorful veggies to make a delicious but healthy salsa that’s versatile. The salsa is tossed with lime juice giving it a vibrant flavor. Enjoy with tortilla chips, on a taco, or even in a burrito bowl.
Recipe: Bless This Meal
8. Fruit Salsa
A delicious and sweet mix of diced, fresh assorted fruit. Perfect for dipping and snacking.
Recipe: Bitz + Giggles
9. Cucumber Salad
Crunchy, fresh, cucumbers are thinly sliced and tossed in a sweet yet zesty Italian dressing, making this Cucumber Salad ready to serve under 30 minutes!
Recipe: Love From The Oven
10. Easy Shrimp Ceviche
This No Cooking Required Mexican-inspired ceviche recipe is light, fresh and full of flavor. Citrus marinated shrimp, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, avocado and jalapenos make the most delicious and easy to make ceviche ever!
Recipe: Lemon Blossoms
11. Cottage Cheese Dip
Cottage Cheese Dip is healthy, high in protein and tasty! This herby whipped cottage cheese pairs perfectly with veggies and crackers.
Recipe: Hello Frozen Bananas
12. Lemony White Bean Dip
This Lemony White Bean Dip is creamy, garlicky, and so flavorful, you won’t be able to stop eating it! It’s gourmet but quick and easy to make with just 10 ingredients. Perfect for an appetizer or sharing plate, or even as a spread for sandwiches and pita.
Recipe: Rainbow Plant Life
13. Caprese Skewers
A healthy and fresh 4-ingredient appetizer made with cherry tomatoes, basil and mozzarella pearls, drizzled with a delicious balsamic glaze.
Recipe: Bitz + Giggles
14. Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups
These homemade fruit roll ups are made with real fruit and fun to make! Only 2 ingredients and no added sugar!
Recipe: The Soccer Mom Blog
15. No Bake Honey Almond Bites
These easy No Bake Honey Almond Bites are a honey-sweetened healthy snack made with nuts and seeds. Gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free.
Recipe: Salted Plains
16. Frozen Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bark
This Frozen Greek Yogurt Breakfast bark is a delicious summer breakfast that is super easy to make with only 4 ingredients!
Recipe: Freezer Foodie
17. Homemade Fruit Snacks
If you’ve never made homemade fruit snacks it’s easier than you think! Only 4 ingredients to make sweet jellies complete with Vitamin C and real fruit!
Recipe: The Typical Mom
18. Mango Coconut Chia Pudding
Recipe: Modern Honey
19. Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Bites
The BEST post workout or after school snack, these mini banana peanut butter sandwiches are drenched in chocolate and then frozen for a quick sweet treat that totally satisfies!
Recipe: The Suburban Soap Box
20. Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Bars
These strawberry frozen yogurt bars are the perfect healthy treat with a crunchy delicious peanut butter granola base and creamy strawberry yogurt topping.
Recipe: Naturallie Plant Based