11 Nutritious Summer Recipes

11 Nutritious Summer Recipes that will help keep you cool and refreshed in the warm, summer weather. This recipe list includes options for breakfast, main dishes, and dessert.


Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats

Meet my latest breakfast obsession – Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats! I was inspired by my Pina Colada smoothie bowl to make this overnight oats combo and it is SO. GOOD. The pineapple and coconut combination tastes so refreshing and delicious. It is the perfect overnight oats recipe for the summer. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free,…

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Bowl

Do Orange Creamsicle popsicles remind anyone else of elementary school?! Orange Creamsicle popsicles definitely take me back to summertime as a kid. This Orange Creamsicle Smoothie is a healthy twist on one of my favorite childhood treats! It is gluten free, dairy free, and packed with fruits and veggies.

Green Goddess Smoothie

This Green Goddess Smoothie is by far my favorite summer smoothie! It was actually the first smoothie combo that I have ever made. It’s a fun green color and tastes super refreshing. The green color comes both from spinach and wheatgrass. Wheatgrass has a grassy taste that isn’t too strong so its an easy add…

Tart Beet Berry Smoothie

Good morning everyone! I’m starting off my morning with this Tart Beet Berry Smoothie Bowl. Beets are one of my favorite smoothie ingredients. The beets give the smoothie a bright and fun, pink color and a sweet flavor. The tart flavor is so refreshing and delicious. This smoothie bowl is perfect for the warm, summer…

Main Dishes

Rainbow Soba Noodle Bowl

There is nothing like a bright, colorful veggie bowl. Not only is this bowl pretty to look at, but it is also full of nutrient-dense veggies. It is important to eat a colorful plate in order to get a variety of different nutrients. Plus, colorful bowls are just fun to eat! I love this vegan…

Shrimp with Mango Avocado Salsa

As the weather gets warmer and we approach summer, I love fresh, hydrating recipes. This Shrimp With Mango Avocado Salsa is one of my favorites! It is so simple and delicious and tastes so refreshing. I like serving it with brown rice to make it a balanced and satisfying meal.


No Bake Mini Lemon Coconut Pies

No bake desserts are a summer staple for me. I love making ‘no bake’ desserts because I don’t have to turn on my oven during the hot, summer weather. These Mini Lemon Coconut Pies make the perfect little summer treats and the lemon flavor tastes so refreshing. These mini pies are made with just five,…

No Bake Brownies

I have recently started making my own almond milk. When you make almond milk, the pulp from the almonds is leftover in the process. I have been experimenting with different ways to use the leftover almond pulp in order to reduce food waste. To be honest, it took me a few tries to figure out…

Spirulina Almond Pulp Bars

Are you looking for a way to re-purpose almond pulp? If you are, then checkout the easiest, tastiest Spirulina Almond Pulp Bars. These bars are raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, and made with just 5 ingredients! If you don’t have almond pulp, no problem. You can substitute the almond pulp with almond flour. These spirulina bars are…

Chocolate Nice Cream

I don’t know about you, but I always need something sweet after dinner and fruit just doesn’t always cut it, sometimes I want chocolate. I’ve been making this “ice cream” because it’s so easy and tastes amazing! This cacao ice cream recipe is gluten free, vegan, contains no added sugar, and can be made with…

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Hi, I’m Mel! I am a registered dietitian who specializes in women’s nutrition (fertility, prenatal, and postpartum) as well as nutrition for busy professionals. I am passionate about helping others live a healthy lifestyle that is practical and sustainable for them. Whether you are pregnant, postpartum, or a busy individual, I’m here to make nourishing yourself simple and not stressful. Read More



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