This week’s edition of Vida contains a brief featuring state officials’ recommendations for staying cool in extreme heat. My favorite piece of advice is:
“Avoid hot foods and heavy meals – they add heat to the body. Eat frozen treats.”
I’ve been making my own frozen treats for the past couple weeks, and these popsicles are the sole reason I have remained semi-sane during my first Fresno heat wave. (Is it really going to be over 100 degrees for the foreseeable future?!)
You can make frozen treats, too! Just buy some cheap, plastic popsicle molds (mine are from Target) and then start filling them with sweet, fruity, juicy blends of goodness. So far, I’ve made blackberry yogurt popsicles, raspberry chocolate chip popsicles, chai popsicles, acai popsicles, and mango and coconut-milk-yogurt popsicles. And yes, they are all as amazingly refreshing as they sound.