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.
Amy Marsh is a four time Ironman champion, two time IronDistance champion, and was named the 2010 USAT Long Distance Triathlete of the Year. Brandon Marsh has been competing in triathlons since 1988, and can be counted on to be a top-10 contender in every event he enters. Got a question about swim-bike-run or sports nutrition for Team Marsh? Email them at email@example.com. On Twitter, follow Brandon @BrandonMarshTX and follow Amy @AmyCMarsh.