• Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024

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Foods and drinks to beat the summer heat

The weather is hot, humid, and heavy! The heat of summer days is why we strive to be as fresh as cucumbers to feel good. There are several ways to stay fresh in the summer. These are just a few effective tips to cool off in the summer, from wearing lighter clothes to swimming in a pool. But another easy way to cool off is by taking ‘body-cooling’ foods and drinks.

Nothing beats the cold beer.

Isn’t cold beer everyone’s favourite method to cool off in the summer? Relaxing in the backyard after work with a cold beer in one hand and maybe a barbecue fork in the other, what a great feeling. And since people are more open to experimentation in the summer, why not swap your old basic beer with a cool, funky beer with an amazingly refreshing taste and a unique formula that will make you dream of it at night? We love beer, and we have tried so many brands. We loved some, others not so much, but lately we have been obsessed with a brand called Innis and Gunn, and we think you should try it asap.

They are a craft beer company that gives a new look to beer. They have a variety of unusual flavours, such as Caribbean Rum Cask and Irish Whiskey Cast, these sound amazing and mind-blowing. That is why we encourage you to try them and taste the magic.

Have a look at Innis and Gunn beer selection here.

Cold and fresh watermelon

If you lead a healthy lifestyle and don’t want to spoil your diet by eating ice cream or drinking beer, why not go for a delicious watermelon you have kept in the fridge a few hours before eating. It can be a healthy substitute for ice cream or an ice lolly. 

With or without the seeds, watermelon is fresh, juicy, and cooling. As a healthy summer food, watermelon helps lower blood pressure, regulates digestion, gives glowing skin and most importantly, keeps us hydrated. The body is well hydrated, especially in hot weather, and protects us from heart attacks and other heat-related illnesses. Also, the body being hydrated makes us feel fresh for a longer time.

Looking for a delicious way to eat watermelon? Why not try this Greek recipe: Slice watermelon, add mint and feta cheese, and drizzle with balsamic dressing for a nice, refreshing snack.

Homemade healthy ice lollies

We will give you two ideas for homemade ice lollies using fruits – healthy, natural, and without any colourings, preservatives or artificial flavours. They will cool your summer days and tone you up. They are prepared quickly and easily!

  1. Raspberry delight

Rich in vitamins and fibre – many health benefits of raspberries. Due to their high content of ellagic acid and vitamin C are powerful antioxidants and help improve digestion. If you’re a raspberry lover, this tempting recipe for a cooling lollipop is perfect for you.


  • 250 g of strained yoghurt
  • 80 ml of orange juice
  • 60 g of honey
  • 1 package of vanilla
  • 200 g of raspberries


Mix the strained yoghurt with orange juice and add the honey and vanilla. Stir well and add the raspberries. Pour into ice cream moulds and leave for 10 minutes in the freezer, then insert lollipop sticks into them. Please leave them in the freezer for at least two hours before consumption.

  1. Strawberry-cherry temptation

If you love strawberries, this recipe is for you. It is quick and easy to make, and the result is finger licking, literally! Here’s what you need to make your day more fragrant.


  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon cherries
  • 1-2 spoons of homemade honey
  • ½ squeezed lemon
  • 5-6 mint leaves


Finely chop the strawberries and cherries, cover them with honey and leave them in the freezer for an hour. Then take half of the fruits and puree them, adding the lemon juice and mint leaves. Pour them into ice cream moulds and freeze them for at least 2 hours. Then mix the rest of the fruit with the yoghurt, placing this mixture on top of the frozen fruit puree. Finally, insert a stick and put it back in the freezer for about two more hours.

Fruity ice cubes

The easiest and simplest way to cool yourself down in the summer is cold water. But you are tired of its taste and want to make it taste better and different. Why not make yourself fruity ice cubes you can add to your water? They are so easy to make. Add small pieces of fruit to your regular ice cubes and ta-da, giving you a new look and taste for your water.

Final thoughts,

There are so many ways to cool down in the summer. Whether drinking a cold beer, chilling by a pool, eating ice cream or staying at home under the air conditioner. We hope we have given you some good ideas you will try and enjoy as much as we do.

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