Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cool Eats for Hot Summer Days

The heat is on!

Summer sizzles as the canyons crank up to furnace levels for those of us that love to play/work outside.

It is the time of year when diet is of prime importance to assist the bodies capability to work optimally when the sun bears down those radiating rays.

Here are a few of my favorite things that get me through the summer.


Sliced banana
1/2 cup frozen berries
1 ounce Noni juice
1 ounce kefir or raw colostrum
1 Tablespoon ground Flax seed
1/2 cup orange juice or juice of choice

Blend ingredients together and enjoy! Different fruits and/or veggies can be substituted.

Quinoa Salad

Boil up 1 cup quinoa with 2 cups water. Cook till done (about 15 min)

Meanwhile finely chop up a variety of veggies:

Green onions
Bell Peppers
Grate in Carrots
Grate in Beets

You can add or delete anything you wish. When chopped mix with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
While the Quinoa is still warm grate in 2 garlic cloves. Mix in the warm Quinoa with the veggie mix to bring out all the flavors.

This can be served on a bed of lettuce or, better yet, here is my favorite summer time food I practically live on:

Heat a Tortilla or Wrap
Spread with Hummus
Add a generous helping of the Quinoa/Veggie mix
Add sprouts of your choice
Add a couple of slices of Avocado

Wrap up and enjoy. To me this is the perfect summer food. Provides cool fuel for your body that doesn't slow you down!

Stay well and enjoy the summer rays!