Jessie shares some of her favourite nutritious snacks to beat the heat this summer…
It can be easy to over-indulge in sugary, chilled beverages and nibbles when we’re taking in the 25-degree heat in the city.
This summer, skip the naughty treats and grab yourself one (or a few) of these healthy alternatives!
Nutritious Summer Beverages
Acti-Vit is a great sparkling fruity beverage with benefits! Each drink contains eight key vitamins and minerals to help support your system while also tasting fantastic.
The GUTsy Captin also provides some great summer fizz that it good for the gut. They have been known to offer a glorious Kombucha beverage that is produced using Scoby – a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast that is full of live cultures which are linked to health and wellness benefits including improved gut health, immune functioning, energy levels and weight management. This kombucha is now available in a variety of sugar-free flavours including Raspberry, Ginger & Lemon, Pomegranate, Watermelon & Mint, Passionfruit and Original.
Bumble Zest is just as tasty as the rest, only this drink combines its bubbles with CBD. Sourced from the best natural ingredients, each drink is pack full of freshness and flavour. There are no additives or artificial colours in any of their products. Bumble Zest also makes an eco-friendly impact in their production by sticking to zero-plastic bottling and using recyclable materials.
For those not as fond of the fizz, we have Tea Pig’s new range of Cold Brew Teas. With a wide range of refreshing flavours to choose from like Pink Grapefruit, Watermelon and Hibiscus, Lychee and Rose, Cucumber and Apple and many more, your tastebuds will thank you this summer. These teas are a great way to stay hydrated while consuming something a little more exciting than water. Try out the range yourself with our special code: HEALTHYLIVING10.
Nutritious Summer Snacks
Squirrel Sisters and Real Handful have got you covered on a protein-packed snack.
Squirrel Sisters Gracie and Sophie are on a mission to satisfy your snack cravings with their wholesome and natural range of goodies including their variety of snack bars that come in: Peanut and Raspberry, Cacao Brownie, Cacao Orange, and Peanut Caramel. They also have various nut packs that are coated with delicious flavours like Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper and Fiery Chili.
Real Handful also make some great flavour coated nuts that will be sure to keep you full and spark your tastebuds. Flavours include Sea Salt, Smokin BBQ, Sweet and Salty, White Chocolate Chipper and many more. I recommend the BBQ to prolong the sweet taste of summer.
Feeling more peckish? We know just what to recommend. Popcorn Shed, Bites We Love, Oloves, Peter’s Yard and Fairfields Farm all offer some great munchies that add more than just empty calories to your system.
Claudi & Fin are the final summer snack we couldn’t leave off the list! Their Mini Greek Style Frozen Yogurt Lollies are the perfect way to keep cool in the summer heat. Their lollies are 100% natural and at 30kcal per lolly that also contains vitamin D, why not treat yourself to more than one?