There’s nothing worse than that bloaty feeling: You’re headed to the beach, decked out in your new swimsuit and the cutest cover-up, and suddenly your stomach starts to pooch.
What did you do wrong? What did you eat that gave you this horrible indigestion? You want to eat and drink on the beach — and let’s be honest, that’s half the fun — but you don’t want your bloat to get in the way.
Most probably, no one else is noticing that your belly is bloated. Studies show that people really are only thinking about themselves most of the time anyway, now more than ever — and therefore they aren’t bothering to look for minute changes in your belly. However, the way you feel about your stomach has the unfortunate potential to make or break your mood.
You don’t have to let that stop you from snacking on something sweet this summer. These 10 recipes are tasty and nutritious, and they avoid some of the main culprits behind bloating: dairy, sodium, artificial sweeteners, and carbonation.
Something amazing happens when you take applesauce and freeze it. These ice pops are so delicious you won’t even notice you’re actually munching on a super healthy and fruity snack. All you do is take applesauce and pour it into ice pop molds. That’s it.
When buying your applesauce, look for the kinds with no added sugar or artificial sweeteners — those could be making you bloat!
This recipe is labeled “clean” — and for good reason: It’s made from only bananas, peanut butter, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Those three cheap and healthy ingredients combine for a decadent, rich dessert.
Don’t believe it could still taste like ice cream? We challenge you to try making it for yourself!
These taste like a tropical paradise, but unlike your typical piña colada, there are no granulated or refined sugars involved. Made of three different types of fresh fruit, ultra-hydrating coconut water, and natural agave sweetener, these pops will please you — and your belly — all summer long.
Sometimes, simple is better. And this recipe proves it — bananas covered in chocolate make a great healthy fondue appetizer, but when you freeze them they transform into a refreshing summer snack. We recommend adding them to skewers or on toothpicks so the chocolate doesn’t melt all over your hands.
Dairy, which is of course found in most ice creams and yogurts, is a common cause of bloating. Luckily, you can replace the Greek yogurt in this fro-yo recipe with a dairy-free yogurt alternative, coconut yogurt. The coconut adds a tropical taste and keeps the bloating at bay.
If you haven’t tried frozen grapes yet, you’re majorly missing out — and when you add bananas and chocolate, they only get sweeter. These skewers make a fun and refreshing party appetizer and come together in minutes.
Tofu in a dessert? We were skeptical, too, but it turns out that the nutritious food not only adds protein but also tons of silky texture to an otherwise boring ice pop. Between the beets and the tofu, these frozen treats cash in for some serious nutritional benefit—and zero burden on your belly.
The cream comes from coconut milk — no need for belly-bloating dairy! This recipe is from a raw juice company, so you know it’s going to be good for you. Sweetened completely naturally and loaded with potassium-filled strawberries, these ice pops are simple to whip up and guaranteed to please a crowd.