Healthy Foods & Refreshing Drinks for Summer

Every summer season we look for foods and drinks that tend to be lighter, refreshing, and a lot healthier. We have so many summer soirees to attend and need high energy to spend as much time as possible with friends and family this social season. The last thing we want are heavy foods that will make us feel lethargic or too full.

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Thankfully, there are so many great food and beverage options that are good for us and delicious! Here are a few of our feasting favorites this season.

Eat Up

Looking for fresh meals that are easy-to-heat- and-serve? The Freshly brand name says it all. Get healthy food like their Three-Grain Harvest Bowl, Savory Sweet Chicken Teriyaki, and Super Grain Pulled Pork Bowl delivered every week by picking and choosing how many meals you would like. The more meals you order, the more you can save.$8.99+, Freshly.com

Local Bounti

Local Bounti utilizes “smart greenhouses” and a hybrid of vertical farming and hydroponics to grow healthy crops. It produces living lettuce, herbs, and loose-leaf lettuce that contain no pesticides and are GMO free. Their growth uses 90% less water and land than traditional agriculture. If you are looking for healthy options for your summer salads or any other foods you are adding lettuce to, Local Bounti has many varieties to choose from. Prices vary, LocalBounti.com

Agni

This brand allows you to buy for “life moments.” They offer snacks, seasonings, and tea for pregnancy, menopause, postpartum, women’s health, and more. According to Ayurveda, a thriving digestive fire or “agni” ensures that food and nourishment are properly absorbed and absolutely essential for vibrant health. $16+, AgniForAll.com

Eat Me Guilt Free

Look no further if you’re craving a delicious selection of breads, tortillas, and brownies. (Yes, brownies!) These non-GMO treats use modified atmosphere packaging to exclude unnecessary preservatives, and the formula is packed with 14 grams of protein. Better yet—they’re low-carb with under 200 calories per serving. Brownie 12-pack: $36, EatMeGuiltFree.com

Whole 30 Plan

For 30 days, you’ll learn how certain foods affect you physically, psychologically, and emotionally. These nuanced observations can have a powerful impact on your relationship with food and your definition of “worth it” going forward. The plan will help you find meal deliveries that are best for you in your neighborhood. And, a bonus—the website is full of information and products that are Whole30 approved. Prices vary, Whole30.com

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company has been in business over 30 years, and they keep creating new and delicious fruit and vegetable drinks year after year. There are no preservatives or additives of any kind and our favorite right now is their brand new Natural Lemonade. Bundles start at $45.99, OrchidIslandJuice.com

Daypack is the ultimate seltzer to have at your next picnic. The flavors are delicious and aren’t too sweet like many seltzers tend to be. Under the corporate umbrella of Athletic Brewing Company (non-alcoholic drinks), their brands combined have raised almost $2 million to save local hiking trails around the US. They have limited edition seltzers for the season, so stock up and enjoy all year long. Six-pack: $9.99, AthleticBrewing.com

Vida Glow helps you get your glow on thanks to marine collagen powder made with activated collagen peptides to stimulate natural collagen production. This boosts ultimate beauty from the inside out. The sachets (which you pour into a glass of water and stir), have different flavors. Our favorite, Blueberry, is clinically proven to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin firmness, and enhance skin elasticity. Use daily for best results. $30, US.VidaGlow.com

Goldthread Plant-Based Tonics are great for the entire family. These super herbs, spices, adaptogens, and other potent botanical treasures help you feel good just by drinking them. With tonics that have been created and formulated over the past 20 years, you can choose from countless flavors that deliciously aid the body in different ways. Six-pack: $27.50, DrinkGoldThread.com

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