favorite summer treats to cool you down

by purelytwins

Hello luvs,
First we wanted to say Happy July 4th to all our fellow Americans 🙂 And happy belated Canada Day to all our Canadian friends!  We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday! And for our #purelypower #purelyfitlife peeps hope you all enjoy your day off!

july 4th

Now today’s recipe highlights aren’t necessarily red, white and blue inspired but they are definitely great to enjoy this holiday. And really any day during these hot summer days! Silly us that we have not really created a red, white and blue inspired recipe – bad twins… maybe next year 😉 

We love looking back at old recipes remembering how we came about creating them as well as eating them! Some of these we need to make again!

Collection of our favorite summer time recipes that will cool you down!

*side note: we are slowly working on updating our recipe page making it easier to find certain recipes. Trying to make more categories for more specific ingredients, etc. Thanks as always for your patience as we continue to make it easier for you.

25 summer time recipes

Kombucha soft serve dairy-free ice cream

creamy cashew kombucha cocktail

avocado plantain protein pudding

soft serve avocado coconut lime

chocolate covered beet fudge

4 ingredient banana fudge

homemade chocolate pumpkin pie fudge bites

dairy-free coconut ice cream (nut-free)

thin mint protein ice cream

strawberry lime cream cake

chocolate pistachio layered cake

mini coconut lime cream cakes

mini triple chocolate cream cakes

raw layered apple pie and pumpkin mousse

easy fresh peach ice cream

no bake pecan cookie sandwiches 

mint avocado ice cream

pink ice cream cake

pumpkin pie mousse 

peppermint cream cake


mint chip chia seed pudding

creamy banana protein smoothie

ginger pumpkin kefir cocktail

unbaked avocado mint layered cake-3

Unbaked Mint Avocado Layered Cake

and of course

our beloved protein thin mints!

Keep these desserts in the freezer or refrigerator for a nice cold treat to cool you down.

Sometimes we hate highlighting old recipes since our photography was not the best back then…but we feel they are still good recipes worth sharing 🙂

*side note – there will be no Purely Talk today. We are taking the day off.  We will get back to our normal schedule next week. Thanks for understanding. 

Twins Question: What is your favorite summer time treat to cool you down? Do you have a red, white and blue inspired recipe? Is there a recipe you would like us to create that is red, white and blue themed?

till next time,






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Linz @ Itz Linz July 4, 2013 - 10:25 am

pinned! happy fourth, ladies! 🙂

Taylor @ Liftingrevolution.com July 4, 2013 - 11:08 am

Oh my, everything looks amazing! May have to make the fudge bites asap! My favorite summertime treat… coconut ice cream! I’ve been making it like crazy lately.

purelytwins July 4, 2013 - 1:09 pm

we need to get to making some here always a winner 🙂

Michelle D July 4, 2013 - 11:33 am

I love all your photos!! Everything looks so yummy! I am trying to purchase your new program but I cant seem to get it to work?

purelytwins July 4, 2013 - 1:10 pm

oh no, email us maybe we can help! xoxo

Kaycee St. Pierre July 4, 2013 - 1:04 pm

Everything looks. so. GOOD. over here in Canada it’s just barely starting to get warm so I havent been experimenting too much with cooling foods this year, but when the time comes homemade popsicles are going to be come out in full force! yummm

Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smile July 4, 2013 - 3:04 pm

Happy 4th! All of these recipes look delish! My favorite summer treats are smoothies and green juices 😉 Ice cream is great but store bought brands are so fattening 🙁 I’m looking forward to my Mom’s blueberry pie today though.

Lucie@FitSwissChick July 4, 2013 - 3:20 pm

I LOVE all the pics, everything looks so delicious!!
I love smoothies in summer – currentlythey are green, love that to get in additional veggies.
Happy July 4th!!

Miranda July 4, 2013 - 8:51 pm

Hi girls
I really do enjoy your blog …but just want to suggest something (and do NOT take offense, simply just a …thought to consider, that’s all). Stress, overanalyzing, these things will create much more damage on body and mind than anything else. Do you think analyzing food and supplements are really healthy or “not ” stressful? People don’t normally do that, analyze everything. Some of the healthiest, long-lived in the world (including those in the Blue Zones or some 100 year old grandma who ate chocolate bars all her life) are happiest, stress less etc without care of food.
Some people have great balance (when you see blogs like “eat live run”, “kath eats” , “healthy tipping point”…they talk about literature, kids, love, volunteer work, mom meet-ups, the sun, faith, family, movies, etc…). Food yes, but LIFE.
I’m sure you may have complicated issues (I myself have critical health issues and nutrition plays one part of it…but only one part). At such a baby age as you both are, do you really think your hormones and bodies can be that “damaged”….just think about it..not criticizing, just suggesting you think.
Rather than shut down this comment or disregard it, simply KEEP AN OPEN MIND and read the book “Health Food Junkies” by Dr. Stephen Bratman….this is truly an insightful book for ALL healthy living and food bloggers…so just keep an open an mind, and read it cover to cover…and think…just….reflect.
That is all.
Have a lovely holiday with your family and sun.

purelytwins July 5, 2013 - 11:32 am

Miranda thank you for your comment. We are very aware of this…and it we know it might seem like we are overanalyzing but really we ENJOY are life. We are happy. And we always will keep an open mind thank you 🙂

Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family July 5, 2013 - 6:29 am

Awesome round-up!

Laura @ Mommy Run Fast July 5, 2013 - 8:33 am

Okay, it’s 7am and I am seriously drooling and craving something sweet. Thanks a lot. Ha- but really, thank you- I missed a number of these and am SO excited to try them, especially the thin mint coconut ice cream- yum!!


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