Beat the Heat: Healthy Summer Recipes to Keep You Cool

Beat the Heat: Healthy Summer Recipes to Keep You Cool

As temperatures soar, our bodies crave light, refreshing meals that are as nourishing as they are cooling. Here are some healthy summer recipes that will help you stay cool and energized all season long.

Watermelon and Feta Salad

A classic summer favorite, this salad is a perfect blend of sweet and savory.


4 cups watermelon, cubed

1 cup feta cheese, crumbled

1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped

1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste


In a large bowl, combine watermelon, feta, mint, and red onion.

Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Toss gently to mix, then season with salt and pepper.

Serve chilled for a refreshing treat.

Cucumber and Avocado Gazpacho

This cold soup is both creamy and cooling, making it ideal for hot summer days.


2 large cucumbers, peeled and chopped

1 ripe avocado

1 clove garlic

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/2 cup vegetable broth

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh dill for garnish


Combine cucumber, avocado, garlic, yogurt, vegetable broth, and lemon juice in a blender.

Blend until smooth and creamy.

Season with salt and pepper.

Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Serve cold, garnished with fresh dill.

Tropical Chia Pudding

Packed with nutrients, this chia pudding is a sweet and satisfying way to stay cool.


1 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup chia seeds

1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup diced mango

1/2 cup diced pineapple


In a bowl, whisk together coconut milk, chia seeds, honey, and vanilla extract.

Let it sit for 10 minutes, then whisk again to prevent clumping.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Before serving, stir well and top with mango and pineapple.

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto

Light and flavorful, zucchini noodles are a great low-carb alternative to traditional pasta.


2 medium zucchinis, spiralized

1 cup fresh basil leaves

1/4 cup pine nuts

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

1 clove garlic

1/4 cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


To make the pesto, blend basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and olive oil in a food processor until smooth.

Season with salt and pepper.

Toss the spiralized zucchini with the pesto until well coated.

Serve immediately for a crisp, cool meal.

These recipes are not only easy to prepare but also packed with fresh ingredients that will help you stay cool and healthy throughout the summer. Enjoy the vibrant flavors and the refreshing relief they bring on a hot day! If you would like to talk more about nutrition and how best to fuel your body, book a No Sweat Intro with us and let’s chat!

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