Being a lover of the cold, winter weather, I never understood the people who looked forward to the summer heat. For me it was just that: hot, sticky weather that made me want to faint and fly off to a snow covered place.
This year, however, I am slowly beginning to understand all the excitement for the summer sun. I am now 17 weeks pregnant and am starting to feel a bit more energetic. The last couple of weeks have been extremely challenging and hard. The pregnancy has been difficult on me and combining that with raising two small children asked a lot of my whole being. But, a week ago, the warm, summer weather arrived in Holland! And to my surprise, the sun gave me energy! This last week I have felt so much better and been able to do more. I finally took my kids outside again (all on my own!). Definitely a small victory for me. Even though I am glad the weather will be cooling down a bit again this week, I can say that I have finally learned to appreciate the sun more.
So, in honor of summer, I rounded up eight (being my favorite number) delicious summer treats for you! I haven’t made all of them yet, so I can’t say how yummy they really are. But the pictures have me craving each and every one of these. Or maybe that’s the pregnancy…?
Yogurt Parfait PopsiclesHow delicious do these look? Plus side of these popsicles, they are healthy! This way you can enjoy summer without a guilty feeling. Check the recipe out here.
Frozen Yogurt BarkThese look like frozen cookies to me that will be great any time of the day. I love that you can add any topping you want or have lying around. Great way to switch up a basic recipe. Curious how to make it? Click here!
Watermelon IceHow great is this? Ice cubes made from watermelon, which add flavour to your water! I will definitely be trying this one soon!
Strawberry Shortcake KabobsThese would be a great addition to a barbecue! Also fun and easy to make with kids.
Strawberry Cucumber LimeadeThe taste of plain water can get boring after a while. I love this version of flavored water!
Breakfast Berry Parfait Yogurt PopsiclesBreakfast popsicles? Yes please! This will definitely be added to my to do list! I bet my son will love breakfast a lot more after he has had one of these!
Refreshing, Nourishing Vitamin WaterHere is another fun twist to water. A fun way to serve water to your guests on those hot summer days!
Dutch Stroopwafel Ice Cream SandwichesBecause I am from Holland and “stroopwafels” are a traditional cookie here, I could not leave out this recipe! Great as a dessert or for a special treat when your guests decide they want some coffee on a hot summer day!
I found all these recipes on Pinterest. You can follow along!
I would love to hear which is your favorite! Have a great Tuesday.