Summer is all about light, refreshing snacks that power you through days spent outdoors with family and friends. Unfortunately, you might find yourself surrounded by more potato chips and other junk food than you’d hoped, especially if you are working on your fitness goals. The good news is that there are plenty of summer snacks that taste great and pack a nutritional punch. Check out our 5 perfect snacks for summer.

Dairy-Free Protein Onion Dip

The next time you get tasked with bringing the dip to a summer BBQ, take a few minutes to whip up this dairy-free protein onion dip. Made with unsweetened protein powder, fresh onion, olive oil, vegan sour cream, soy sauce, and spices, this low-fat option offers nearly 10% of your daily protein value in a generous ¼ cup serving. Enjoy with veggies or crackers.

Sumo Creamsicle

When you’re craving a milkshake after a long day in the sun, look no further than our Sumo Creamsicle. Made with just five ingredients, this vegan milkshake blends vanilla bean protein powder, protein almond milk, a Sumo Orange, vanilla extract, and a large frozen banana together for a creamy treat. Enjoy on its own or top with your non-dairy whipped cream of choice. They can also be made ahead of time to enjoy with family and friends at your next cookout. You’ll get a serving of protein in and skip the excess sugar in a standard milkshake.

Carrot Fries With Vegan Protein Fry Sauce

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to french fries, you’ll love these carrot fries with vegan protein fry sauce. Unlike your standard fresh veggies and dip, these carrot fries are tossed in a vegan parmesan “cheese” mix for extra flavor before being roasted in the oven. The special fry sauce is made from protein powder, vegan mayo, mustard, hot sauce, ketchup, and spice, and can be whipped up in your food processor in no time.

Pineapple Cleansicles

There’s nothing like a cold, refreshing popsicle after a day spent at the beach or by the pool, and these pineapple cleansicles will leave you wanting more. You’ll need just four ingredients: vanilla bean protein powder, chopped fresh pineapple (which are in season in the summer!), maple syrup or agave nectar, and coconut cream. They couldn’t be easier to make: just blend the ingredients together, pour the mixture into popsicle molds, freeze, and go! They can be stored in your freezer for up to two weeks (if you can stop yourself from eating them all right away).

Protein Guacamole

Guacamole is nearly the perfect summer food, but you can make this summer staple even better by adding some unsweetened protein powder to your next batch. Our protein guacamole has all the flavor you love in traditional guacamole plus an added boost of protein that takes its nutritional value to the next level. Your favorite snack just got even better!