Everyone knows the importance of being hydrated, especially during the heat of summer.
The best way of course is to drink plenty of water, but did you know you can hydrate by eating too? Like we need another excuse to eat, right?
Luckily, these yummy recipes are healthy, nourishing and super hydrating. It is as though nature instinctively knows what our body needs during the hot, active days of the summer and provides cucumber, berries, watermelon, tomato and many more to re-hydrate and energize just when we need them most. Mid summer is when the harvest is full and plentiful.
Enjoy these five recipes that use the best vegetables and fruits of the summer season.
These salads can be enjoyed at any meal time and make great leftovers. Try starting your day off with a fresh and energizing, antioxidant, protein packed Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad.
For lunch we found a refreshing Cucumber and Dill Salad that begs to be enjoyed outside, by the pool or a summer bbq. This salad is super fast and easy to make, just slice your cucumber and onion and then whip up the dressing.
To use up the rest of the heirloom tomato growing in your garden, try this Avocado, Onion and Tomato Salad.
This salad is a Cucumber, Black Bean, Corn, Cilantro Mix. One serving is under 300 calories and offers 12 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein.
And last but not least a Grilled Watermelon, and Basil Salad because grilling your fruit is seriously underrated. This recipe sounded amazing and simple enough to make. Plus it starred as summer’s most popular and hydrating fruit watermelon! Just be careful not to grill the watermelon for too long or it will just become a soggy slimy mess.
We hope you enjoyed these recipes and are inspired to get out there and try them before the summer harvest is over and we start the new, but equally delicious and exciting, fall bumper crops!