8 Healthy Summer Recipes That Will Keep You In Shape


Are you worried about losing all that winter weight? With summers fast approaching, you may be considering working out to get rid of the few extra pounds hidden under several layers of clothing. But no exercise regimen can be successful without a healthy diet plan.
If you’re a foodie who finds eating healthy hard, you have come to the right place. Listed below are some healthy summer recipes which will allow you to stay in shape without offending your taste buds.

#1 Whisky Algonquin

(Serves 1)

  • 45ml Johnnie Walker (preferably the Red Label variant)
  • 22ml white vermouth
  • 22ml pineapple juice (unsweetened)
  • 20 drops of orange bitters (optional)

Who doesn’t like to sip some tasty cocktails in summers? All you need to make this cocktail is mix the given ingredients in a glass with ice. Stir the ingredients well and garnish the drink with peels of an orange to serve.

#2 Greek Salad

(Serves 6)

  • 1 romaine lettuce
  • 1 red onion
  • 6 ounce pitted black olives
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

For the vinaigrette:

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

An all-time favorite, the Greek Salad is extremely easy to prepare. Chop the vegetables and mix them in a salad bowl with some cheese. In a separate bowl, whisk the ingredients required for the vinaigrette. After you get a smooth mixture, pour the same into the salad.

#3 Mango Madness Smoothie

(Serves 2)

  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • ½ cup of coconut yogurt
  • 1½ cup frozen mango
  • 1 medium grated carrot

Smoothies are fulfilling and convenient to prepare. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and let it run until you get a smooth mixture. The smoothy is ready to be served in glasses.

#4 Shrimp Salad

(Serves 2)

  • 1lb shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Ground black pepper and salt
  • ¼ red onion
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2 tablespoon chopped dill
  • Mayonnaise
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard

Shrimp is one of the healthiest seafood alternatives because it’s low in saturated fat and mercury. First of all, toss the shrimp in oil and place it on a baking sheet along with salt and pepper. Preheat the oven to 200°C and bake the shrimp for 5 to 7 minutes. Mix the lemon, mayonnaise, and dijon mustard in a bowl and add the cooked shrimp, red onion, dill, and celery to it.

#5 Kombucha Cocktail

(Serves 1)

  • 90ml vodka
  • Kombucha to top up
  • 1 small green chili
  • 2 sprigs mint leaves
  • ½ lemon rind

All you need to do is crush the chilies, mint leaves, and lemon rind together in a jar. Then add the vodka, shake well and top up with classic kombucha.

#6 Raw Mango, Summer Greens, and Grilled Chicken Salad

(Serves 1)

  • 30-40g of raw mango
  • 1 small-sized red onion
  • Mesclun greens (2-3 handfuls)
  • ½ cup pomegranate
  • 4-5 sprigs coriander
  • 1 chicken breast
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 4-5 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon of dijon mustard

In a bowl, whisk together lemon juice, mustard, and salt until the salt dissolves completely. Add olive oil in a thin stream to get the dressing. Now, sprinkle salt and pepper on the chicken breast and grill on both sides with olive oil. Once done, cut into thin slices. Finally, in a large bowl, add all the vegetables, fruits, chicken, and the dressing and toss.

#7 Avocado and Tomato Basil Bruschetta

(Serves 6)

  • ½ loaf of French bread
  • 2 smashed avocados
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 4 large Roma tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3-4 basil leaves

Start by cutting the bread into thin slices and placing them on a baking sheet. Place the sheet in a preheated oven on the broiler setting. Once baked, rub the bread with cut garlic cloves. In one bowl, put the smashed avocado, add lime juice and sprinkle ¼ teaspoon each of salt and pepper. In another bowl, mix the tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and one minced clove of garlic. Spread the two mixtures onto the bread – one on top of another and garnish with basil leaves.

#8 Quinoa and Roasted Veggies Bowl

(Serves 2)

  • ¾ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup onions
  • ¾ cup pumpkin
  • ¾ cup potatoes
  • ¾ cup cauliflower
  • ¾ cup baby corn

Toss all the chopped vegetables in black pepper, salt, thyme, and salt and place on a baking tray. Bake at 180°C until soft and cooked. Finally, in a bowl, place the veggies and the quinoa cooked in vegetable broth—season with salt.
These are some of the popular food options that you must include in your diet this summer. Incorporating these foods into your diet, along with a proper workout, will help you achieve the desired results.

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