Refreshing, Allergy-friendly Recipes for the Summer

Kids are home for the summer and this heat is unreal. You need to keep them busy while you work from home. What do you do?  

Family time can be a great and memorable time these days, and what better way to spend time together than by making refreshing allergy-friendly snacks! 

Here are 5 refreshing recipes to make your family and friends with allergies on a hot, summer day.


Black Cacao Nice Cream

  • Ingredients: 
    • 4 frozen bananas 
    • ½ cup canned full fat coconut milk 
    • ¼ cup cacao powder 
    • 1 tsp activated charcoal 
    • 1 to 2 tsp agave OR sub honey or maple syrup
    • ¼ cup non-dairy milk
  • Instructions: 
    • Blend coconut milk, cacao powder, charcoal, and agave until smooth. Add frozen bananas and blend using the tamper tool until smooth and creamy. Adding up to 1/4 cup non-dairy milk only as needed.
    • If you want scoopable ice cream, pour into a freezer-friendly airtight container, or a bread pan and top with plastic wrap. Freeze for 3-6 hours until frozen and allow to thaw 5-15 minutes before scooping.
    • Scoop into a bowl or cone, add desired toppings, and enjoy!

Raspberry Chocolate Protein Popsicles

Makes around 6 popsicles, depending on the size of your molds.
  • Ingredients: 
    • 1 ripe banana 
    • One 12-ounce package of frozen raspberries 
    • 1 cup full fat coconut milk 
    • ½ tsp vanilla 
    • 1 scoop Bob’s Red Mill Chocolate Nutritional Booster 
    • Optional: 2-3 tsp pure maple syrup OR agave 
  • Instructions: 
    • Place all of the ingredients in your blender. Blend until everything is smooth. Taste and add the sweetener if needed
    • Pour into popsicle molds and allow to freeze completely, 6 hours overnight.
    • When you’re ready to serve, run warm water over the popsicle mold, until you can slide the popsicle out.


Mango Lava Flow Smoothies

  • Ingredients 
    • Mango Puree: 
      • ½ cup Dole frozen mango chunks 
      • ½ cup coconut milk carton or can, preferably light or it will be thick and hard to blend 
    • Pina Colada smoothie
      • 1 cup Dole frozen pineapple chunks 
      • ½ cup greek yogurt plain or vanilla, or dairy-free yogurt alternative 
      • 1 cup coconut milk carton or can, preferably light or it will be thick and hard to blend 
      • ½ cup ice (depending on desired consistency) 
      • 1 tsp honey, sweeten to taste 
      • Optional: ¼ tsp coconut extract
      • Optional: 2 maraschino cherries 
  • Instructions: 
    • Mango Puree: 
      • Combine the mango and coconut milk in a blender and puree until smooth. 
      • Set aside in the blender if you have a second blender jar or in a pitcher or measuring cup.
    • Pina Colada smoothie 
      • Combine the pineapple, yogurt, coconut milk, and ice in a blender and puree until smooth.
    • To serve: 
      • Pour a small amount of the mango puree into each of the two glasses. Top each with about a quarter of the pina colada smoothie and a little more mango puree. Pour half of the remaining pina colada smoothie in each glass and top with the remaining mango puree.


Triple Berry Kiwi Smoothies- Immunity Boosting

  • Ingredients: 
    • 1 cup frozen strawberries 
    • ¾ cup frozen raspberries 
    • ½ cup frozen blueberries 
    • 2 kiwi (peeled and sliced) 
    • 1 cup of orange juice
  • Instructions: 
    • Place frozen berries in a blender and let them thaw for 10 minutes.
    • Add kiwi and orange juice and blend on high until smooth.
    • Garnish with desired fruit and enjoy! 


Fizzy Pineapple Punch

  • Ingredients: 
    • One 12-ounce can of frozen pineapple juice concentrate thawed 
    • One 6-ounce can of frozen limeade concentrate thawed 
    • 1 ½ cups cold water 
    • 1-liter club soda chilled 
    • Assorted fruit: strawberries raspberries, blueberries, oranges, limes, and pineapple) 
    • Optional: garnish such as fresh mint 
  • Instructions: 
    • Pour thawed pineapple juice concentrate and thaw limeade concentrate in a large pitcher 
    • Add cold water and most of the club soda (reserve about ⅓ cup) 
    • Stir to combine and chill until cold 
    • Add ice cubes and assorted fruits to serving glasses and pour in chilled punch 
    • Garnish as desired and top off glasses with a splash of extra club soda


We hope that these recipes will help you and your family find great new snacks and spend more time together. Thank you, A Whisk and Two Wands, Allergy Awesomeness, Cupcakes, and Kale Chips, the pretty bee, and The Chunky Chef for providing these recipes, respectively.  


If you suspect you or a loved one has food allergies, call Allergy SA at (210) 616-0882 to schedule an appointment with a board-certified allergist. Same day appointments are available.

June 23,2021 / by Kayla Gomez