Sweating bullets yet? An iced-cold smoothie might cool you down. Or, maybe you need a light and airy salad to fill you up without filling you out. We like eating seasonally, so our summers are full of cherries, avocados and — the season’s essential — coconut water. With these ingredients, we can have a summer refresher ready in minutes.
Coco-Cacao Protein Chiller
1 cup coconut water
1 fresh or frozen banana
1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries (no strawberries for us)
1 cup fresh or frozen cherries
2 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
2 scoops whey protein powder
Cinnamon to taste (be generous)
Directions: Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until thoroughly combined and consistency is thick like a smoothie.
Sweet & Savory Summer Greens
Directions: In a large bowl, mix greens, raisins and the apple and avocado pieces. Sprinkle hemp seeds on top and toss with vinaigrette. Serve immediately.
*Tip: If making ahead, skip the avocado and vinaigrette until ready to serve.