So far, we’ve actually had a real summer over here! It’s warm, sunny and I already had my first sunburn. I know that it isn’t a good thing but as I’m allergic to the sun and sunscreen I can’t always prevent it.
What I can do, on the other hand, is stay to stay cool and hydrated by making tasty summer treats.
It’s always fun to make your own summer treats during summer.
I got this pink popsicle mold at the Hema for €1.50 (they start selling these every summer) and got to work.
My popsicles always have two main ingredients: yogurt and fruit. This time I used blueberry flavored yogurt and strawberries.
Since I could make 6 popsicles, I decided to make every pair a little bit different. Popsicle #1 and #2 are simply a mix of blueberry flavored yogurt and strawberries. But I’ve added honey to popsicle #3 and #4, and granola to popsicle #5 and #6.
The last combo basically makes it acceptable to eat ice cream for breakfast. It’s my favorite flavor so far. It really tastes good!
I also got this cute pink mason jar to make fruit-infused water. I already drink a lot of water on a daily basis, but I tend to drink even more when I make fruit-infused water. It’s tasty and healthy since the water extracts vitamins and antioxidants from the fruit.
I love strawberries and blueberries, so I yet again used these two ingredients. Normally, I place my jar in the fridge for at least 1 hour (you can cut the fruit or poke holes in the fruit for instant flavor), but sometimes I also let it infuse overnight.
I also love mint, cucumber and lemon infused water. I did make a few mistakes with this one the first time I tried it. For starters, I completely forgot that infused water often starts to taste bitter because of citrus fruits, and I didn’t cut the rind off the lemon. Then I left the lemon in the water for waaay too long. I should have removed the fruits and veggies from the water after a couple of hours, but I didn’t. So, in the end, my infused water started to taste super bitter.
I learned from my mistakes though and it does taste great when you know how to properly infuse water haha.
Stay cool and enjoy your summer.