Savor the Flavors of Summer

Savor the Flavors of Summer

As we approach summer, we're entering a season of celebration and togetherness. Amidst the festivities, discover how embracing the bounty of summer's superfoods and refreshing mocktails can be a delightful way to support your well-being. Join us in exploring the flavours and vitality of this season to nurture your health and happiness.

Tropical Bliss Nourish Bowl


1 cup cooked brown rice or quinoa

1 cup diced pineapple

1 ripe avocado, sliced

1/2 cup shredded coconut (toasted if preferred)

1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup diced red pepper

Handful of mixed greens or spinach

For the dressing:

3 tablespoons coconut milk

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander

1 tablespoon honey or agave syrup

1 teaspoon grated ginger

Salt and pepper to taste


Prepare the Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, lime juice, chopped coriander, honey/agave syrup, grated ginger, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

Assemble the Bowl: In a serving bowl, arrange the cooked brown rice/quinoa, diced pineapple, sliced avocado, shredded coconut, black beans, diced red pepper, and mixed greens/spinach in sections or a visually appealing manner.

Drizzle the Dressing: Drizzle the prepared dressing over the bowl or serve it on the side for individual preference.

Garnish (Optional): Add extra coriander or lime wedges for garnish and an extra burst of flavour.

Why this Nourish Bowl is Invigorating and Nutrient-rich:

Tropical Flavours: The combination of pineapple, avocado, and coconut offers a mix of sweet, creamy, and nutty flavours that evoke the tropics.


 This bowl provides a diverse array of nutrients - fibre from beans, healthy fats from avocado, antioxidants from bell peppers, and digestive enzymes from pineapple.

Healthy Fats: Avocado and coconut contribute healthy fats that aid in nutrient absorption and support heart health.

Protein and Fiber: Black beans and quinoa/brown rice offer a plant-based source of protein and fibre, promoting satiety and digestive health.

The Tropical Bliss Nourish Bowl is a culinary journey that harmonizes diverse flavours and textures, transporting you to a sunny, tropical paradise while nourishing your body with an abundance of healthful nutrients.

Refreshing Cucumber Mint Mocktail


1 cucumber, peeled and sliced

Handful of fresh mint leaves

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 teaspoons honey or agave syrup (adjust to taste)

Sparkling water

Ice cubes


Prepare the Cucumber-Mint Base: In a blender, combine the cucumber slices, mint leaves, lime juice, and honey/agave syrup. Blend until smooth.

Strain (Optional): For a smoother drink, strain the mixture using a fine mesh sieve.

Assemble the Mocktail: Fill glasses with ice cubes. Pour the cucumber-mint mixture halfway into each glass.

Top with Sparkling Water: Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water.

Garnish: Garnish with a slice of cucumber or a sprig of mint for an elegant touch.

Why this Mocktail Supports Health:

Cucumbers are hydrating and contain antioxidants that promote skin health and hydration.

Mint aids in digestion and can help alleviate digestive discomfort.

Lime provides vitamin C and adds a zesty flavour, while honey/agave offers sweetness without refined sugar.

Both recipes are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients that support hydration, digestion, skin health, and overall well-being during the warmer months.

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