The Best Healthy Foods to Eat This Summer

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When the temperature rises, we want to spend as much time as possible outside—on the beach, by the pool or just hanging out in the park with our dogs. And along with summertime hangs come summertime cookouts, picnics and parties, where it can be really easy to overload on unhealthy foods. What’s a girl committed to eating healthily (and mindfully) to do?

Aside from eating in moderation and not denying herself everything fun, she makes smart food choices. And there are some amazingly delicious, good-for-you foods that you should be looking for this summer. Whether you take them to pot lucks or just get creative with your own lunches, here are the best healthy foods to eat this summer.

1. Watermelon.

Watermelon is our number one summertime crush. Deliciously light and sweet, it’s not only amazingly tasty but it’s amazing for you, too: it’s packed with Vitamins A and C (which…

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Herbal Sun Tea Punch.

The Salted Banana

Punch.

Here’s a delicious, very refreshing herbalbeverage for the summer

In jars, or one large jar, add equal parts Peppermint, Chamomile, Hibiscus, & Lemonbalm.

(In the quart jar, it’s about a tablespoon per each herb)

Add water, put lid on, & set out into the sunlight (or heck, just on the counter if it’s a cloudy day…) to infuse for a good number of hours.


Voila.


Strain the herbs from the liquid using a fine mesh sieve

Little bitty bits of chamomile or peppermint or lemonbalm may remain

Ehng, ’tis not a problem.

Add to this a quality apple juice

…this will do quite well

Depending on how sweet you’d like it, I usually add anywhere from 1:3 to 1:2 tea to juice ratio

-so in case I didn’t write that out correctly, (it’s been a loooong time since I’ve been in Math class) I like it best when…

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Recipe Round Up: Iced Tea

Capresso

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Classic, cool and refreshing, what’s not to love about iced tea? We’re sharing our most popular recipes that will quench your thirst. Grab your Iced Tea Maker and get ready to brew; there are plenty of delicious ways to sip through summer.

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TOP ROW

1) Fresh Peach Iced Tea

2) Boston Iced Tea

3) Strawberry Basil Iced Tea

BOTTOM ROW

4) Green Tea Mojito

5) Raspberry Peppermint Iced Tea

6) Blackberry Hibiscus Iced Tea

To find out more about Capresso, visit www.Capresso.com.

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‘Inside Out’: Why We Need Sadness

In The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran writes: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. I thought of his words yesterday as I…

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Coffee & Mylk

The Foodie Diaries

If you’d like your coffee with a dose of healthy, then you’re going to love what’s brewing here…

Jack Graham, co-founder of Raw Press, reveals the secret behind Coffee & Mylk – a delicious morning pick-me-up that has developed quite the cult following since the launch of their cold-pressed and wellbeing brand last summer!

I for one, have fast become a regular at their trendy Dover Street café in Mayfair, drawn in by the cheerful vibes, gloriously guilt-free snacks and of course, the unique range of organic and raw juices. Spanning all tastes, these include three greens of varying sweetness, two intriguing roots combinations, a citrus juice with floral notes of thyme, three almond mylks, as well as freshly cracked coconut water.

You can read more about why Raw Press is one of my favourite healthy hangouts in London here.

But for now, over to Jack!


“We have been milking a lot of almonds and think we have finally come…

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Vietnamese Iced Coffee Popsicle

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As the summer heat kicks in, switch that steaming hot cuppa joe for something more refreshing. Inspired by the coffee culture here in Vietnam, I have decided to created these “cà phê sữa đá” popsicles for my family (instead of myself because I am allergic to coffee sadly). They are super easy and you do not have to be an ice cream expert to make these. A great way to start the day, they are also agreat pick-me-up snack along the way.

To make Vietnamese Iced Coffee, you can stick to the traditional method of brewing roast coffee with a drip filter. However, being the lazy person I am I would just whip G7 3-in-1 instant coffee with water and a spoonfulof condensed milk. Depending on what type of instant coffee you use you may want to adjust the sweetness by the amount of condensed milk. Let the mixture…

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