At Bodify, we are here to help you look your best, feel your best, and help you achieve your personal goals. We know that sometimes preparing a healthy dish can be daunting, especially when there are a bunch of “how do you even pronounce that!?” ingredients. That’s why we want to share a few of our tried-and-true recipes with wholesome, real, and nutrient-packed ingredients (without skimping on the deliciousness). And in the Phoenix area, the temperatures are HOT. Cool down with these heavenly summer recipes perfect to serve at any pool party, for your family, or even just for yourself. And then come visit us to really cool down with some CoolSculpting treatments while we freeze your fat away.
Healthy Recipe #1: Lava Flow Pops:
At less than 80 calories per popsicle, these sweet treats are not only beautiful, but also completely guilt-free. The recipe for these antioxidant-boosters yields 10 pops, and are sure to win over any crowd.
What You’ll Need:
1½ cups cubed pineapple
1 cup diced mango
½ – ¾ cup coconut milk
2½ cups fresh strawberries
¼ cup orange juice
1 tablespoon honey or agave (optional)
Paper cups or popsicle molds, popsicle sticks
Blender or Food Processor
- Make yellow mixture by combining pineapple, mango, and coconut in a blender until smooth. You can add more coconut milk if the mixture doesn’t seem creamy enough.
- Blend the strawberries, orange juice, and honey/agave (only if your heart desires the extra sweetness) for the red layers.
- Alternating mixtures, pour into popsicle molds or paper cups. Insert your popsicle sticks, freeze for 3-4 hours, and you’re ready for a taste of tropical paradise. Note: If using paper cups, don’t insert popsicle sticks before putting in the fridge (the sticks are likely to shift and fall). Freeze popsicles for 30 minutes, and then insert popsicle sticks.
Healthy Recipe #2: Crispy & Crunchy Veggie Pizza
This recipe from Cooking Light is full of veggies, and so yummy. Don’t let this hefty ingredient list scare you away, or the thought of turning on your oven (it’ll be worth it, promise!). This relatively painless recipe is the perfect way to satisfy that pizza craving while eating veggies at the same time. Half-salad. Half pizza. 100% delicious.
What You’ll Need:
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup shaved zucchini strips (from 1 zucchini)
1 (5-oz.) thin whole-wheat pizza crust (such as 365 Everyday Value)
1/4 cup refrigerated basil pesto
2 1/2 ounces halloumi or feta cheese, crumbled (about 2/3 cup)
2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 (2-oz.) pkg. baby spring mix (about 4 cups)
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- With the oven rack in top position, preheat the oven to 400°F. In a medium bowl, stir together vinegar, oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and black pepper. After these ingredients are incorporated, add in zucchini strips. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes, at room temperature. We will go back to this mixture later.
- Place pizza crust on a baking sheet and spread pesto evenly over the crust. Add cheese, tomatoes, and crushed red pepper. Place on the top rack of the oven, and bake for about 6 minutes, or until the crust is slightly crispy. After you’ve hit the 6 minute/slightly crispy mark, turn on broiler to high and broil for 1-2 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly. Remove from the oven and let it cool for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the baby spring mix, onion, and basil to our zucchini mixture from Step 1, tossing to combine. Once ingredients are combined, pour mixture evenly over pizza. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
Healthy Recipe #3: Too-Easy Watermelon Sorbet
We love this healthy recipe from superhealthykids.com! It doesn’t get much better than this two-ingredient, no sugar-added sorbet. And nothing screams summer like watermelon, right?
What You’ll Need:
2 cups cubed watermelon
½ teaspoon lime juice
Blender or food processor
In a blender or food processor, combine watermelon and lime juice until smooth. Pour the sorbet into a bowl/container and freeze for 1 hour. Take frozen sorbet out; with a butter knife, break up any ice and frozen pieces that formed. Freeze again for 3-4 hours. That’s it. Ready to serve in a pretty (or not – your choice) dish. We told you it was easy!
If you try out any of these yummy recipes, the team at Bodify would love to see! Tag us on Instagram (@bodify) with a picture! We’d love to see your creations!