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The Best Foods to Eat in the Summer

by Arielle J on June 26, 2015


Last week I hosted a “Hot and Healthy” Wellness Event for Summer.

Check out my upcoming events here.

I served a Summer-inspired menu, talked about what to eat in the hot weather and even showed the guests how to make some Summery recipes!

In the Summer when days are long and hot, its best to replenish with light, cooling, high energy foods. Eating more of the following Summer foods will help you stay hydrated, energized and cool.

Here are some of the tips:

Hydrating foods: such as cucumber, celery, watermelon, carrots, tomatoes, melon and watercress to help hydrate you from within.

High Fiber Foods: such as black beans, chickpeas, lentils, chia seeds and quinoa will help keep you satiated and energized during the long days of Summer.


Cooling Foods (and Herbs): like cucumber, broccoli, celery, pepper, mint and anise act as natural air conditioning for your body, helping to move heat out of the body, cleansing the blood, skin and liver.


Here’s the Summer menu I served:

Recipe 1:

Cucumber Canapes with Cashew Yogurt Tzatziki Dip (Hydrating and Cooling) – made with cashews (instead of dairy), lemon, olive oil, cucumber, garlic and dill.

Recipe 2:

Gluten-Free Penne with a Creamy White Bean-Basil Sauce and Roasted Broccoli (High Fiber) – made with brown rice pasta, white beans, broccoli, coconut oil, olive oil, garlic, lemon, basil and sea salt.


Recipe 3:

Peach Sangria! Made with white wine, frozen peaches and fresh blueberries.


The guests had so much fun and I did too!

Hope to see you at the next event! I’m hosting a Fall cooking class event, called “Fall into Health” on September 24th in NYC.

Click here for details and to sign up.

Thank you, Coco-mat for hosting this amazing event at your beautiful, natural space and  Roni Martin Photography and Marisa Erin Photography for the capturing the event so beautifully.

be healthy. be delicious. be happy.


be well,



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