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7 Fresh and Fruity Summer Sweets

When your sweet tooth strikes in the summertime, light and fresh is always the most satisfying. These fruity treats will conquer your cravings -- almost guilt-free.
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When your sweet tooth strikes in the summertime, light and fresh is always the most satisfying. These fruity treats will conquer your cravings -- almost guilt-free.

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These smoothies taste like a tropical beach vacation. They're perfect to start the day; they also make a refreshing afternoon snack or even a healthy dessert. GET THE RECIPE

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This frozen yogurt tastes intensely of fresh strawberries -- almost like a cross between strawberry frozen yogurt and strawberry sorbet. My daughter said it best: "It tastes very strawberry-y." GET THE RECIPE

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This dazzling, delicious trifle can be made in under 30 minutes -- just be sure to plan ahead. It needs to sit in the fridge at least 8 hours before serving. GET THE RECIPE

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Puréed bananas make this delicious ice cream rich and creamy without the addition of eggs or heavy cream. GET THE RECIPE

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This creamy, fruit-packed smoothie is a little sweet, a little tart and a whole lot of healthy. GET THE RECIPE

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Dress up fresh berries by layering them with a luscious lemon cream -- essentially a lemon curd lightened with whipped cream. GET THE RECIPE

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This is one of my favorite fruit salads, and it's such a nice change of pace from the standard mix of pre-cut fruit from the supermarket. Serve it as a light and healthy dessert, or luxe it up with shortcake and whipped cream. GET THE RECIPE