Beat the Heat with These Cooling Foods

Frozen Fruit

Keep your freezer stocked with frozen fruit all summer long for those unbearably hot moments that demand an instant cool-down. (You can buy bags of frozen fruit at the store, or stock up on fresh summer produce when it’s on sale and freeze it for later.) My family’s favorites are frozen cherries, berries, and mango chunks, but grapes, banana coins, peaches, and pineapple are terrific, too. Eat them straight out of the bag and they’re like a healthy version of Italian ices, without any added sugar. Or, make a delicious smoothie by blending frozen fruit with lots of ice, milk, and/or low-fat yogurt until smooth and frothy.