Summer is here and I have the healthy summer essentials you need to kick off the season starting with a nutritious breakfast that will keep you cool.
Stay cool with blender-free smoothies
Smoothies are an easy way to meet your recommended 5+ servings of fruit and veggies in one meal. These Evive blender-free, plant-based smoothies can be made in three steps. Simply run the wheel under water for a few seconds, pop the cubes in macon jar, cover the cubes add almond milk or water, let it melt for 20 minutes and shake! Each smoothie is made with organic fruits and vegetables, plant-based protein which adds staying power and nutrient-de se ingredients like chia seeds, hemp seeds plus they have no added sugar. You can order them frozen shipped to your door with free shipping at EviveNutrition.com
Enjoy healthy and energizing 5-minute summer lunches
Next, I have a 5-minute customizable lunch, you’ll love all summer long. Build a satisfying lunch with protein, fiber and good fats with this 5-minute wrap hack. For my Mediterranean hummus wrap, start by cutting a line from the center of the tortilla to the bottom. Next add hummus to the first quadrant. The Fresh cravings hummus comes in classic and roasted red pepper is super creamy and made with a short list of high quality ingredients, next add romaine and red onion to the second quadrant, chicken and feta to the third quadrant and sun-dried and olives to the fourth. Fold it up to the side and down, and enjoy. Chicken adds protein, veggies add filling fiber, while This hummus offers a balanced mix of good fats, fiber and protein from Chilean extra virgin olive oil, NON-GMO chickpeas and savory tahini you can find it at Smiths in the produce dept. For this Taco wrap add Fresh Cravings salsa which you can find in the produce section at Smiths and Walmart, spinach, ground meat and cheese. Fold it up the same way and enjoy!
Put a veggie twist on your backyard BBQ
As you grill out this summer, try my veggie bun sliders. Veggie buns lower the calories and carbohydrates and increase the vitamins, minerals and fiber. I start with the Primal Kitchen condiments including the unsweetened ketchup, award-winning buffalo sauce and famous avocado oil mayo. Besides loading up on veggies at your grill out, focus on using condiments that are made with high quality ingredients and free of added sugar or artificial ingredients like these by Primal Kitchen made with avocado oil and savory spices. Find them on amazon and post major grocery stores.
Keep calm this summer
My last summer essentials will help keep you relaxed and calm this summer as you begin to venture out and return to normal life. Keep Zhou Ashwaganda on hand which is is an ancient herb that may help the body manage stress. Or make your own calming spa wellness water with the cherry-flavored Zhou calm now formulated with Ashwaganda and other herbs with potential calming effects like lemon balm and hawthorn berry. Find both at Walmart and zhounutrition.com. Research also suggests that certain foods make help promote feelings of calm like nuts, seeds and whole grains rich in magnesium and mackerel and pasture-raised eggs, sources of omega-3 fats.