Refreshing and Energizing Summer Snacks

 Summer always make me smile. Sometimes, it’s the end of a boisterous laugh kind of smile, as I am splashed by my kids in the pool. Other times, it’s a cool self-satisfied smile, like when I am on my patio under the  twinkling lights with all five kids tucked into their bed. One of my favorite things to smile about during summer is the food. As a Nutrition Coach, I am always so excited to see summer produce on the shelves, and summer staples in my kitchen. You see, I love to eat during the summer, but not a traditional kind of meal. I like to keep things light so I have energy to beat the heat, and keep up with my crazy life. So, in the spirit of summer smiles I thought I’d share the simple recipes I look forward to making the second the weather begins to warm.

Berry Lemon Chia Yogurt Popsicles
Course: Dessert
Author: Lily Aronin
  • 2 Cups Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Lemon zest and juiced
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Tablespoons Vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups Berries I love raspberries, blueberries or strawberries.
  1. Whisk all the ingredients except the berries in a bowl.   

  2. Place the berries sliced or separated into the popsicle molds.

  3. Pour yogurt mixture over the berries and arrange the popsicle sticks. Simple and done.

  4. Freeze for 8 hours or overnight.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts Servings: 12 Amount per serving Calories 78 % Daily Value* Total Fat 2.2g 3% Saturated Fat 0.5g 3% Cholesterol 4mg 1% Sodium 20mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 9.5g 3% Dietary Fiber 3g 11% Total Sugars 5.7g Protein 5.2g


Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites

I always pair these snacks with vegetables on the go, like mini persian cucumbers, baby carrots, or baby bell peppers. Together you create a perfectly balanced package, with energy, satiety, and satisfaction.

Course: Snack
Keyword: brownie bites
Author: Lily Aronin
  • 3 Cups Quick Cook Oats
  • 1/3 Cup Cacao Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Himalayan Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Ground Flax Seed
  • 1/2 Cup 60% Cacao Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1/3 Cup Chia Seeds
  1. Mix well the wet and dry ingredients.
  2. Fold in chopped nuts and chips, a little at a time.
  3. Roll into balls using damp fingers. Place the balls on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Freeze on a baking sheet until firm, and then move into a container. Store for up to 6 months.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts Serving Size 39 g Amount Per Serving, Calories 167, Total Fat 8.2g, Total Carbohydrates 21.2g, Dietary Fiber 3.9g, Sugars 9.4g, Protein 5.2g


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About the author

Lily Aronin

Lily lives in Dolev, Israel with her husband and 5 children. She runs Lily's Kitchen, and creates unique healthy holistic plans for her clients.

Some background; After 10 years of yo-yo dieting and the emotional pain of childhood obesity, Lily made a choice to live life differently. She chooses to live a healthy and balanced life and is grateful for the tremendous energy and vitality this has given her. She feels empowered to be strong and confident for herself and her growing family and she now loves to share her passion for holistic wellness.

Lily received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied numerous dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, she helps clients create completely personalized “roadmaps to health”. Tailor made for individual bodies, lifestyles, preferences, and goals. In conjunction with her B.A. in psychology and certification as a personal trainer and coach, she works holistically with clients to make lifestyle changes that produce real and long lasting results.

You can find more about Lily on her website,

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