Sick of spending summer in an endless cycle of ice cream inhalation (quickly followed by the foetal position of regret)? We’ve gotta think of the beach bods, after all, so for foodie cool-downs that don’t take 20 laps in the pool to work off, check out these healthy summer savers.
CHARLIE’S RAW SQUEEZE | VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Let’s avoid the bitter disappointment of squeezing into our jeans in March, OK? Head to Charlie’s Raw Squeeze for some quality time with ice cream’s much kinder cousin, the frozen fruit nice cream. Free of dairy and processed sugar, Charlie’s serves of sundaes and raw gelato will cool you off without calorie count that send chills down your spine.
PINEAPPLE EXPRESS | HAMILTON
Whipping yourself into shape? Step away from the celery – you can still enjoy the finer (ie: chocolaty) things in life with Cocowhip, a soft serve ice cream with less than 90 calories per serve. Nope, it’s not witchcraft – just coconut water. With jaw-dropping bowls of sticky date, nutella, and death by chocolate sundaes, this cool down king is friendly to gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and organic diets.
COCOBLISS | VARIOUS
Don’t mourn your missed mango Weis bars, friends. For your summertime sanity, Cocobliss has invented a ‘Mango Weis’ superfood bowl, crammed with organic acai, muesli, coconut yoghurt, fresh mango, coconut flakes, and pomegranate garnish. Intrigued? The bowl’s in your court now.
NODO | NEWSTEAD
Doughnuts for breakfast? That’s a concept we’re sweet on. The doughnuts from Nodo are either baked fresh daily or dehydrated for nine hours, naturally gluten free and sweetened with coconut nectar and maple syrup. Choose from flavours like strawberry hazelnut, rocky rose and raspberry white chocolate and feel smug that you are automatically superior to everyone else eating ‘regular’ doughnuts.
Words by Samantha Chariton and Emma Callaghan – gourmands who scream for nice-cream.