One of the best ways to cool down when the temperature heats up is a good, old-fashioned ice pop. But those syrupy, neon numbers from the supermarket freezer case aren’t what your kids (or you!) need. Make your own sweet, frozen treats on a stick with fresh fruit and juices—or try my recipe for Nutella Ice Pops (yes—you read that right! NUTELLA ice pops!).
Dessert for breakfast? With a biscuit or cake-like crust and fresh, sweet fruit piled on top—it’s not a terrible way to start the day! I like to switch things up by making cobbler sometimes or a crumble when a quick treat is needed. My crumble recipe is so easy, I make it nightly when there’s a lot of fruit in the house to use up.
Content & recipe courtesy of Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach
Summertime is when we all look forward to longer days, spending more time outdoors, fun at the beach, vacation, BBQs and parties. All of these good times in the hot weather can really heat us up, leaving us feeling exhausted, overheated, drained, heavy and even cranky. Now is a great time to turn to some of summer’s best foods to keep the body and mind cool, light and energetic.
An icy-cold, fresh fruit smoothie is the perfect way to cool down after a workout or a summer afternoon spent soaking up the sun. With so many fruits and berries in season now, there’s no shortage of options for sweet variations to sip. Here are a few of my personal favorites—always enhanced with a scoop of vanilla protein powder for a little extra fuel!
I’ve given you all the sunblock lecture plenty of times, so I’m not going to do it again…today. Instead, let’s talk about ways to take care of your skin after a long day mountain biking on the trails or chasing your kids up and down the beach.
It happens to the best of us: the bottle was empty, you had none with you, you just plain forgot. Going without sunscreen, even for just a few minutes on a scorching summer day, can leave you with a look closer to “lobster” than “bronzed sun goddess”—definitely not flattering. But is it fixable? Is there a way to make sunburn fade faster, or to cover it up so you can keep wearing cute sundresses without being mistaken for a crustacean in costume?
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Q: What’s the best way to care for my skin during the summer months?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
Summer in full swing! Take one step outside and you feel the scorching sun’s rays against your skin–and, in some places, a hot, wet blanket of humidity covers you. Everyone knows that summer basics for healthy skin start with sun protection, but what about other skin issues that arise with summer’s heat and humidity? MyChelle has solutions for all of it.
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