• how beautiful is that mango sorbet! ever creative… thanks for the ideas.

    From Merlyn
    July 14, 2012

10 Foods to Cool You Down

This summer is sizzling hot! I love the toasty sunshine but a cool treat is always welcome. Here are my 10 favorite ways to cool down with food:

  1. Watermelon is full of water and flavor. It is in season right now start taking advantage.
  2. H3 Fruity Sangria is an awesome summer treat that quenches your thirst.
  3. Fruit Salad will be a great addition to a simple lunch. Toss together your favorite fruits (blueberries, cantaloupe, oranges, and strawberries) and enjoy.
  4. Broccoli with light hummus will satisfy you for your afternoon snack and cool you down. Raw broccoli and cold hummus, will keep your taste buds happy and your stomach full.
  5. Fruit popsicles are simple to make, a crowd pleaser, and nutritious!
  6. Smoothies are a great way to get fruits and vegetables into your day. Combine your favorite fruits and vegetables, low-fat yogurt, and ice, blend, and bask in your own success.
  7. Greek Pita Pizza Salad, it is a salad AND a pizza! This recipe is fantastic it will satisfy the pizza lover in you but will also deliver a tasty amount of vegetables.
  8. Mango Sorbet is a sweet, light, and satisfying delight to cool your body down. Mangos are at their peak right now, an ideal opportunity to try this recipe and see smiling faces amongst your family and friends.
  9. Oranges are not just for orange juice. Plan ahead and peel your oranges once you buy them then store them in plastic baggies in your refrigerator. This way you can grab and go. Convenient and it will cool you down. 
  10. Water does not have to be plain! Get creative and naturally flavor your water by adding a few pineapple chunks, cucumber slices, or lemon wedges to your bottle of water.  Maintaining hydration will assist keeping your body temperature in check.

    Pictured: Mango Sorbet


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