Ready or not, here comes the summer! When things really heat up outside, all you’ve got to do is Hydrate and Feel Great.
My numero uno mantra during the summer, is to eat right and keep it cool. With temperatures reaching a new high, staying hydrated is easy-peasy by making a few tweaks in your diet. So don’t be a bummer this summer and keep it as fresh as you can!
1. Everyday I’m Guzzlin’
Yes, I do drink like a fish. Nothing quite quenches my thirst during the summer than a cooling glass of good ol’ H2O. I dial up my daily intake to about 3.5 Litres, it keeps my body hydrated and my skin looking fresh as a daisy. Another big big big one on my list is our country’s tastiest Nariyal Pani, which I am absolutely NUTS about – it replenishes electrolytes in my body and keeps me feeling light yet full.
2. 50 Shades Of Green
I’m a year-round obsessive salad eater. The fresh summer produce is my go to saviour to not let that scorching sun kale my vibe! You’ll always find a serving of leafy greens in my lunchbox, on set or in between interviews – I’m always crunching away. I like to keep it rad by adding some radish, cucumbers and apples and pomegranate to it. Radishes and cucumbers are little summer jewels and keep your body hydrated and look radishing!
I do love myself a good salad. Here’s a quick salad recipe to get you goin’ –
Source: The Mom 100
- ½ cup baby spinach
- ¼ cup microgeens
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- ½ tsp. white wine vinegar
- ½ cup radishes (cut ½ inch lengthwise)
- ½ cup cucumber (cut ½ inch lengthwise)
- ½ tsp. honey
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- ¼ cup goat cheese (crumbled)
Combine the olive oil, white wine vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Then, combine the baby spinach, radishes, microgreens, cucumber. Pour the salad dressing over the greens and vegetables. Add the crumbled goat cheese. Dig in!
3. Lemon-Aid To The Rescue
Lemonade is my main squeeze during summer months. Coming home, on a sunny afternoon to an absolutely chilled glass, sets the tone for my day, week and month!
Aloe Vera Lemon(Aid) is my new discovery with my summer favourite lemonade topped with cooling Aloe Vera and mint. When life gives you lemons, make sure you squeeze the day!
4. One In A Melon
Few things can instantly put a smile on your face. Summer love and watermelons fall in that category, don’t you guys agree?
They take me back to my childhood when my siblings and I would OD on big, juicy watermelon wedges. Don’t even get me started on the endless watermelon seed spitting contests, back in the day! I like to keep it smooth with a watermelon and mint smoothie if I’m on the go. High in water content, it helps me beat my occasional summer meloncholy.
Source: The Flaming Vegan
5. Sabja Seeds
Our very own version of Chia seeds, Sabja seeds are most effective when soaked in water and had during the course of the day. They reduce overall body heat and are also quite rich in fiber. Mix It up by adding them to a bowlful of mangoes, mint and turn on the summer vibe.