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7 Ways To Beat The Summer Heat

Posted by Terra's Kitchen on Fri, Aug 25, '17

Summer is coming to an end, but before we get to enjoy cooler temperatures, sweater shopping, and pumpkin spiced lattes, we have to brave the heat of the last days of summer. We aren’t ready to wish away our summer quite yet even with all of the heat and humidity. Here are 7 ways to stay cool as you enjoy the last week of summer before heading back to school.

1. Smoothie Bowls

Give breakfast a whole new meaning by styling a Smoothie Bowl with tips from Libbie Summers. There is something about careful plating that makes any meal taste even better and a beautiful breakfast smoothie bowl will give you an instagram-worthy jumpstarts to your day.

Cool down with a smoothie bowl 

 

2. Cold Brew Coffee

Did you know that cold brew coffee packs is stronger but also smoother than your usual cup of coffee? Add that to your list of reasons to drink iced coffee in the summertime! Try our Convergent Cold Brew in a convenient can or try a Mocha Jolt Smoothie instead.

 Caffeinate and chill out with cold brew from Convergent

 

3. Infused Water

Staying hydrated is important year round, not just in the summer. Proper hydration may be key in ensuring optimal health, but that doesn't mean that drinking your 8 glasses each day has to be boring. Infuse your drinking water with fruits and herbs to deliver subtle taste and nutritional benefits.

 Infuse water with fresh fruit

 

4. Popsicles

These cool popsicles will help you beat the heat these last few days. They’re a treat while also being nutritious. The combination of ginger and cantaloupe makes for a perfectly sweet flavor with added benefits of vitamins A and C. Kids aren’t the only ones who can enjoy a popsicle every now and then.

Healthy popsicles are fun for adults and kids 

5. Herb + Olive Oil Ice Cubes

This time of year your garden is probably overflowing with extra herbs that you can’t possibly use right away. Take this opportunity to freeze some for the fall and winter in olive oil.

 

6. Summer Cocktails

Of course a refreshing cocktail never hurts either. You’re sure to love these fruity and flowery cocktails. Bonus refreshment points if you make the edible flower ice cubes!

 

7. Fresh Strawberries

Sugar produces serotonin which means that dessert can provide sweet, mood-boosting benefits. Treat yourself to the natural sugar in cool strawberries. Here are 5 easy strawberry desserts to try like homemade strawberry ice cream and a goat cheese and strawberry tarte.


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Topics: Lifestyle