Spring is in full swing, and summer will be here before we know it. With that in mind, we’ve decided to get a head start on planning for some sweet summer treats that aren’t as “sweet” as they may seem. Here are five delicious summertime treats that are less likely to cause cavities!

Frozen Berry Skewers

Thread a mix of berries like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries onto skewers and freeze them. These make for a naturally sweet treat that’s full of antioxidants and without added sugars. The coldness adds a refreshing touch perfect for hot summer days.

Watermelon Pizza

Slice a large round piece from the center of a watermelon to make a “pizza” base. Cut it into wedges and then top with a variety of fresh fruit, a drizzle of honey (in moderation), and some fresh mint. This is a hydrating and healthy option that’s also fun to make and eat.

Homemade Iced Herbal Tea

Brew your favorite herbal tea, like hibiscus or peppermint, and let it cool. Serve over ice with a slice of lemon or lime for a refreshing and calorie-free drink. You can sweeten it naturally with a bit of stevia if you like your drinks a bit sweeter without the risk of cavities.

Chilled Cucumber and Lime Water

Simply add slices of cucumber and lime to a pitcher of water and refrigerate. This drink is incredibly refreshing, hydrating, and has a detoxifying effect. Plus, it’s a great way to encourage more water intake during the hot months.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

For a creamy and healthy dessert, blend ripe avocados with cocoa powder, a touch of vanilla extract, and a sweetener like dates or a splash of maple syrup. This treat is rich in healthy fats and antioxidants, and it’s a clever way to satisfy a chocolate craving without added sugars that promote cavities.

These options are not only delicious and perfect for cooling down in the summer but also healthier choices for your teeth and overall well-being. Enjoy crafting these treats and feel good knowing they are kinder to your dental health. It’s also time to check your calendar and see if your children are due for a cleaning and/or check-up. Reach out to us if you need to schedule an appointment!