3 Treats (and 5 Extra Tips) for Dealing With Summer Weather

In case you haven’t noticed, summer is here. The last few weeks have been scorchingly hot in my area, so it’s time to prepare some summer treats to make the hot weather and extreme humidity a little more bearable.

Below, I’ve listed my three favorite treats for summer, from healthy and easy-to-make smoothies to amazing baking recipes. If you want to refresh, improve your health and revitalize during the heat, give them a try!

I’ve also added my five clothing and fashion tips for dealing with the summer heat, since what you wear has such a huge effect on how you feel when the weather is as hot as it is right now.

Mango Smoothie (from RealSimple.com)

  1. 1cup chopped ripe mango
  2. 1/2cup low-fat milk
  3. 1/2cup ice
  4. 1/4cup plain low-fat yogurt
  5. 1tablespoon honey

A great healthy, vitamin-packed drink for refreshing on summer days. If you want to reduce the calories, leave out the tablespoon of honey. I like to add some extra ice, since mango is quite a thick fruit.

Green Warrior Protein Smoothie (from OhSheGlows.com)


  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh red grapefruit juice*
  • 1 cup (25 g) destemmed dinosaur/lacinato kale or baby spinach**
  • 1 large sweet apple (200 g), cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup (130 g) chopped cucumber
  • 1 medium/large stalk celery (85 g), chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons (30 to 40 g) hemp hearts, to taste
  • 1/3 cup (55 g) frozen mango
  • 2 tablespoons (4 g) packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons virgin coconut oil (optional)
  • 4 ice cubes, or as needed

If you prefer vitamins and minerals to the sweet, simple taste of mango, add this smoothie to your summer morning routine. With a combination of grapefruit juice, kale, baby spinach, cucumber, hemp heats, apple, mango, mint and coconut oil, it’s packed with the vitamins and minerals you need for a happy day and a healthy life.

If you’re a workout addict, add some protein (I like a scoop of vanilla casein protein) to give it more thickness and substance.

Spiced Walnuts (from MarthaStewart.com)

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

These are great snacks if you’re on a paleo or low carb diet. I like to cook them all up in a large batch, then snack over the course of the week. Walnuts are rich in minerals and fill you up quickly, making it easy to avoid “filler” food like bread and pasta.

My 5 Clothing & Fashion Tips for Summer:

There’s more to keeping cool in summer than just snacking right and drinking a refreshing smoothie every morning. Here are my five clothing and fashion tips to stay comfortable in the summer heat:

  1. Learn to love linen. It’s by far the most breathable fabric, and it’s perfect for keeping yourself cool on breezy but hot days.
  2. Ditch your bra and wear silicone nipple covers instead. I wear these daily and they are perfect for avoiding sweat and discomfort due to the humidity and heat.
  3. Work out, even if you don’t feel like it. I always feel cooled down and calm after my afternoon workout, even if it’s 100 degrees outside.
  4. Drink lots of water! Water keeps you hydrated, regulates your body temperature, and helps you burn fat. Learn more about the importance of hydration here.
  5. Enjoy it while it lasts! Summer heat can be annoying when it’s too intense, but you’ll miss it by the time winter rolls around.

Thanks for reading and enjoy your summer!

Peach Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

Today I’m going to share a smoothie that will energize you in the morning and give you an amazing start to your day. It’s a mix of two of my favorite foods and drinks – peaches, which are super healthy and packed with vitamins, and green tea, which is an important drink for regulating your body’s temperature and burning fat.

It’s a super simple recipe that you can make in five minutes. All you need are some simple ingredients and a food processor to mix everything up in. Here’s what you need:

  • Half a cup of almond milk (you can also use regular milk, but I prefer almost milk for health benefits)
  • Two handfuls of kale or celery, or a mix of both
  • One heaped cup of peaches, frozen or fresh
  • One cup of chilled green tea
  • 1/2 a banana, preferably frozen
  • If your other fruits aren’t frozen, you can add some ice cubes to cool down the smoothie and make it easier to drink

Creating this smoothie is so simple. Start by blending the green vegetables like kale and celery, since they’re usually the toughest, Then, add the beaches, banana and anything else you feel like adding. I love to add some berries for extra taste, or you can stick with the basic recipe for something a little simpler.

I drink a variation of this every morning and it brightens me up, makes me feel good and gives me enough energy to make it until lunch time on most days without having to snack on anything full of salt or sugar. If you feel like slimming down, feeling much more energetic and just having a better day in general, give it a try. After all, it only takes five minutes to prepare and you will feel amazing for the whole morning after you drink it!