It’s summer. My favorite season. Life just seems simpler and less rushed. And, even though it’s really hot and the mosquitoes are biting, I still love summer’s freedom.
This probably comes from my childhood when we were free to spend the entire summer day out with friends–all we needed was a bike, swimsuit, and towel. And, even though I no longer get around on a bike and I have a job that requires at least 8 hours of my summer day, I always feel freer in the summer.
So, speaking of freedom, I’ve got five ways that will help you enjoy this summer, and feel freer.
#1 Killer Ice Cream
You’ve got to try this Cinnamon Coconut Ice Cream by Whole Natural Life. It’s simple to make. Only takes 4 ingredients: coconut milk, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Since it’s made without sugar and dairy, it’s a lot healthier than your typical ice cream. Get the recipe for Cinnamon Coconut Ice Cream.
You’ll want to make a larger batch than the recipe calls for or risk being disappointed when this disappears before you’ve had seconds! It’s perfect on its own or with baked apple or maybe even apple pie. Always pairs well with pumpkin pie, so you can have a little summer during winter.
#2 Genius Food Prep Trick – Chicken Still Frozen? Try this!
Oops! You forgot to thaw the chicken…again! Instead of running to the grocery store for the Plan B dinner or doing take-out, try this approach to roast a whole frozen chicken.
A Modern Homestead outlines each step (it’s pretty simple) and provides a great recipe for roasted (frozen) chicken with potatoes, carrots, onions, and of course garlic!
And, remember, save some leftovers to enjoy cold on your summer picnic.
#3 Genius Food Prep Tip – How to Meal Prep Like a Boss
To be honest, I had never heard of Meal Prep until I discovered Pinterest a few years ago. I was always one of those people who started planning dinner pretty close to dinner time. Of course, this means a lot of trips to the grocery store at the last minute. It also means more night’s punting by going out to dinner or doing take-out.
But, I found this post with 6 tips about how to meal prep like a boss. It’s smart and will free up a lot of time, so you can enjoy more of your summer. You start by taking an hour or two to plan. Small Bites Wellness lays out the plan and gives you loads of ideas for every type of planner.
#4 How to Make Almond Milk
Since summer time is a bit slower, you’ve got time to make your own almond milk. I promise you that once you’ve made your own milk, you’ll have a hard time going back to your store-bought version. I switched to homemade because I wanted to avoid some of the thickeners like carrageenan that I’ve heard may cause gut inflammation.
At first, I thought it was too time-consuming, but now I can get it made in just five minutes and it’s perfectly spiced with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and turmeric.
Try A Modern Homestead’s recipe for Almond Milk. You’ll be happy you did.
#5 More Goodness to Share – How to Make Turmeric Capsules
You need to keep your healthy summer look as long as possible, right? You might want to try Turmeric. After all, The Not So Perfect Housewife describes it as the coconut oil of supplements.
Turmeric helps reduce pain and boosts the immune system. Learn how to make Turmeric capsules using organic Turmeric and a secret ingredient that releases Turmeric’s goodness.
Please share these tips with your friends to help them make the most of the summer!