Summer is the perfect time to participate in outside activities and enjoy the fresh air and warm sun. After a long day playing volleyball in Washington Park, do you find yourself reaching for a Popsicle, a 7-11 slushy or even a frozen margarita to cool yourself off?
As satisfying as these sweet treats sound, they can have damaging effects on your teeth. Full of sugar, sugary sweets cause tooth decay and damage the enamel of your teeth. Low-sugar desserts are healthy alternatives that will help you avoid painful dental problems. Here are 2 tooth-friendly summer dessert recipes that are delicious and are sure to cool you down on a hot day.
8-oz low sugar juice of your choice
½ cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
Directions: Fill two-thirds of ice pop molds or small paper cups with the juice. Top with about two tablespoons of yogurt or until the molds or cups are full, then swirl the juice and yogurt together with a knife or chopstick. Insert Popsicle sticks and freeze for eight hours. These ingredients will make about eight popsicles.
Directions: First, mash six cups of seedless watermelon in a blender until smooth. Pour into a shallow, airtight container and freeze overnight. Let it thaw a little before serving, then scoop it out, place into cups and serve. Should make about 4-6 servings.