7 Healthy Summer Dishes To Beat the Heat - Ecobuy
Healthy summer dishes

Yes, the moment we wait for all year long has finally arrived. Sunny days, beaches, cherries, the smell of sunscreen and the topic of the day: fresh and fruity dishes. In this article, you will find our top 7 of healthy summer dishes that will help you deal with the hottest days without giving up the pleasure.

Small premise before we start: you know how, at Ecobuy, we care about the origin of products. So when following these recipes be mindful of every purchase you make: ascertain that every ingredient is Bio and Fair Trade and buy local whenever you can 😊

Let’s start!

     1. Coconut Ice–cream with Cashew and Passion Fruit

1 cup of Cashews

1 x 400 ml tin organic coconut milk

3 tbsp powdered xylitol

1/3 tbsp of Vanilla

Soak cashew for 4 hours,  drain and mix them with all the other ingredients. Pour into an ice cream maker or put in a container in the fridge and mix with a spoon every 30 minutes. Top with half passion

fruit and serve!

      2. Babaganoush

This is a super easy alternative to hummus made with eggplant instead of chickpeas.

2 Eggplants

2 tbsp Olive Oil

¼ cup light tahini

½ lemon juice

Salt as you like

Roast the two eggplants in the oven at 220^C for at least 90 minutes or until they are fully cooked. Scoop the pulp and mash it with olive oil, tahini, lemon juice and salt. Place it in a bowl, drizzle it with more olive oil and serve!

     3. Coconut Flour Waffle

 A light, gluten-free and very easy to make an alternative to keep your breakfasts sweet even with 40 degrees outside.

4 eggs

¼ cup of coconut milk

4 tbsp coconut flour

2 tbsp erythritol

2 tbsp coconut oil

Blend all ingredients, then cook in your waffle maker. Serve with fruits of the season.

      4. Hydrating Green Smoothie

One of the most refreshing healthy summer dishes!

1 handful of spinach

1 date

1/2 cup chopped cucumber

1.5 cups chopped pineapple (or frozen)

1/2 of a frozen banana

3/4 cup coconut water

1/2 cup coconut milk (or your plant milk of choice)

To a blender, add spinach, date, coconut water, and coconut milk. Blend until smooth. Add pineapple, cucumber, and frozen banana. Blend until smooth.

     5. Mango & Turmeric Anti Inflammatory Smoothie

This healthy summer dish provides you exactly with the nutrients you need on a hot day!

2 mangos or 1 cup (fresh or frozen)

1 frozen banana

1/8 ” knob of ginger (peeled)

2 dates

1/4 tsp turmeric

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup coconut water

1 cup of coconut milk

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

      6. Pureed Cold Green Soup made with Avocado and Peas

250 g of fresh peas and a handful of fresh peas for decoration

vegetable broth (1 onion, 1 carrot, celery)

1 avocado

Salt

1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

1 clove of garlic

the juice of one lime

Preparing the pea and avocado cream is very simple: season the peas in a pan with a drizzle of oil and garlic. Cover them with vegetable broth (made with a carrot, an onion and a stick of celery) for 30minutes,  to soften them. Once tender, remove the garlic and let them cool.

Blend them with the avocado (at room temperature) that you have previously cut, keeping a few pieces for the final garnish and the lime juice. Sift the cream obtained with a colander, to eliminate the lumps and make it velvety. Salt and mix. Shell a few fresh peas, remove the peel and you will see that the pea will divide in half. Pour a portion of cream on the plate and sprinkle a few halves on the surface. Complete the cold pea and avocado cream with a few pieces of avocado and a leaf of fresh basil. Serve fresh (not cold from the fridge)!

     7. Kiwi Sticks Covered With Chocolate

A healthier alternative for gelato lovers

10 wood gelato sticks

2 kiwis

300 g Dark Chocolate

With the peeler, peel the kiwis and cut them into regular slices of a couple of centimetres. Insert a stick inside each slice of kiwi and place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Finely chop the chocolate. Take half of the chocolate and transfer it to a saucepan.

Melt it in a double boiler.  Add the remaining chopped chocolate and stir until melted. Keep turning until it reaches a temperature of 32 °. Dip the kiwi slices in the melted chocolate one at a time and place them on a grid with a tray underneath to let the excess chocolate fall (alternatively, you can arrange them on a sheet of baking paper). Place in the refrigerator, until it has solidified (about 30 minutes) and serve.

Enjoy your summer, your  healthy summer dishes, and please send us the pictures of the final result!