Nothing says summer like packing up your swimsuits and towels, heading to the local pool (or beach), and splashing in the sun all day! And poolside snacks are an essential part of the perfect summer day - no one wants to have hunger pangs interrupting their fun in the sun. Browse some of our favorite, easy-to-pack poolside snacks below.
Polish Off Poolside Popsicles
Nothing says summer like enjoying a refreshing frozen treat in the sun! Popsicles can easily be made at home and packed in a cooler for a chilly snack next to the pool. To make this summer staple a bit more nutritious and fun, make popsicles at home with your little ones with an a2 milk™ base.
We love these tangy Lime cream pie popsicles that can be prepped in ten minutes the night before pool day! Your kids may also have a twist on classic snacks in the form of popsicles - try some Cereal milk popsicles with fresh strawberries or enjoy these refreshing cookies and milk pops.
Slurp Down Smoothies
Smoothies are the perfect poolside snack - they’re delicious and hearty enough to stave off the midday chorus of “I’m hungry!”. Prep your smoothies before heading to the pool, pour them into a thermos to keep them cold and enjoy sips of the fortifying beverage throughout the day.
Berry smoothies are a classic for a reason - our milk-based recipe is sure to be a hit! Or, add in some citrus for a tangy twist. Our Grapefruit ginger smoothie and Citrus smoothie are designed to cool you down on a hot summer day.
Feast on Fruit
Sometimes, the best poolside snacks are the simplest ones! Sliced fruit is easy to prepare, easy to eat, and can be enjoyed whenever you need a break to cool off from the fun in the sun.
In the morning, chop up watermelon, pineapple, apples, mango, and any other fruit that’s in season, and toss them in a container. To add some savory flare to the fruit, squeeze a lime over the mixed fruit and sprinkle some salt and a hint of chili powder on top before mixing well. Trust us - it’s delicious!
Sip on Some Energizing Drinks
If you crave caffeine, we’ve got your back! You can mimic your favorite tea and coffee treats with a few ingredients at home, creating a refreshing iced beverage perfect for enjoying in the sun.
A Frothy iced latte can be prepped in less than 15 minutes with ingredients you have in your pantry at home. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, try your hand at this Strawberry bubble tea made with a2 Milk™ 2 % Partly Skimmed Milk to make a smooth, sweet drink with a pop of fun.
Crunch on Crudites
If you want to keep your poolside snacks as healthy as possible, you can’t go wrong with mixed veggies with a tasty savory dipping sauce! This poolside snack can be stored on ice in your cooler and munched on whenever those hunger pains hit!
Grab any veggies you have in your fridge - baby carrots, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, snap peas, and celery are all great options - and throw them in a to-go container. Bring along your dip of choice - hummus is a protein-packed option, or whip up a Creamy and delicious ranch dressing for a flavorful treat.
These poolside snacks will help give you the energy you and your family need to play at the pool all day (and they’re delicious, too!). Find a2 Milk™ near you and browse our recipe blog today for some more inspiration.