Summer is officially here, putting a damper on your mood and best laid plans. Stepping out feels like the biggest task. The heat drains your energy and most of the time the only thing you feel like doing is finding a cool spot to rest and relax. As you’re counting down the days for summer to end, make the most of it – pull out your summer clothes, hit the beach or the pool (covered in sunscreen, of course and wear a hat) or head to the mall to cool off.
While summer isn’t everyone’s favourite season, it does have some perks especially if you’re trying to lose weight. Our metabolism is higher during these months, helping you shed those kilos a little faster. Combine this with a protein rich diet to build muscle and keep you satiated longer, and this could very soon become your favourite season of the year.
Beat the heat with some of our favourite summer protein rich coolers –
The Fruit Cooler:
– 2 Scoops of Vanilla Protein Powder
– 1/2 Cup Fresh or Frozen Fruit Chunks
– Few Ice Cubes
– 1 Glass of cold water
Blend together, serve in an iced tea goblet, add a fruit wedge to garnish and enjoy this drink poolside.
Popsicles (but make it healthy)
Follow your regular popsicle recipe, switching milk for plant based options, add in your favourite protein powder, banana and dates for sweetness, a dash of vanilla and voila! You could also add in cocoa powder for a chocolate option.
The perfect blend of all your favourites – Fruit, Chocolate and Peanut Butter, this is absolutely delicious and nourishing on a hot summer day. We recommend combining it with a few strawberries and a good book.
For most of us, summers usually mean a LOT of ice cream. So why not make it healthy – this one is an easy win-win. All the goodness of ice cream and the nutrition of protein.
There isn’t a better way to start a hot summer day than a refreshing smoothie breakfast bowl!
Origin Nutrition has a wide range of flavours to enhance all your go-to summer delights. What’s more – it’s 100% natural, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO and has no added sugar!