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Fun Summer Treat Recipes for Healthy Living

Summer is the perfect time to indulge in refreshing and healthy treats. At Hickory Valley Retirement Community in Chattanooga, Tennessee, we love to share delightful recipes that are both nutritious and enjoyable for our residents. Here are some fun and healthy summer treat recipes perfect for seniors to beat the heat.

Berry Yogurt Popsicles

2 cups of Greek yogurt
1 cup of mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)
1 tablespoon of honey (optional)


Blend the Greek yogurt and mixed berries until smooth.
Add honey for extra sweetness, if desired.
Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.
Freeze for at least 4 hours or until solid.
Enjoy a refreshing and protein-packed treat!

Mango and Pineapple Smoothie

1 cup of frozen mango chunks
1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup of coconut water
1 banana


Combine all ingredients in a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
This tropical smoothie is hydrating and full of vitamins!

Cucumber and Avocado Salad

1 large cucumber, diced
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup of red onion, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepper to taste


In a large bowl, combine the diced cucumber, avocado, and red onion.
Squeeze lime juice over the mixture.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Toss gently and serve chilled.
This salad is a light and refreshing option packed with healthy fats and nutrients.

Strawberry Banana Nice Cream

2 frozen bananas
1 cup of frozen strawberries
1/2 cup of almond milk


Blend the frozen bananas, strawberries, and almond milk until smooth and creamy.
Serve immediately as a soft-serve or freeze for an additional hour for a firmer texture.
This “nice cream” is a delicious and guilt-free dessert.

Watermelon Mint Cooler

2 cups of watermelon, cubed
1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves
Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup of sparkling water


Blend the watermelon and mint leaves until smooth.
Strain the mixture to remove any pulp.
Mix in the lemon juice and sparkling water.
Serve over ice.
This cooler is a perfect hydrating and refreshing drink for hot days!

At Hickory Valley Retirement, we believe in enjoying the best that summer has to offer with healthy and delicious treats. These recipes are easy to make and perfect for sharing with friends and family. For more healthy living tips and community news, visit Hickory Valley Retirement.

Stay cool and enjoy these tasty summer treats!