This is what every summer should taste like
Don’t you agree that every season is filled with its own aromas? Today, let’s see what your summer should taste like to make it a delicious experience on the in and outside alike.
Thick cherries are already hanging from the trees, the beds are sprouting and in some places, you can only really find refreshment for body and soul in the outdoor pool.
Summer is here! And with it a whole range of delicious and healthy foods that make summer live up to its name.
Vitamins, phytochemicals, minerals, lots of fluids and few calories and true taste explosions wherever you look. This is what summer tastes like!
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a cool, sweet watermelon. And in fact, it is the perfect heat snack because it consists of over 95 percent water.
It is, despite its sweet taste, very low in calories, and you can enjoy it without a guilty conscience. Because the watermelon provides plenty of potassium, carotenoids and other phytochemicals such as lycopene and citrulline it is also a healthy treat.
Tip: Don’t just throw away the seeds. Dried, roasted and possibly slightly salted, they make a delicious snack for in between. They contain plenty of unsaturated fatty acids, minerals and trace elements.
A classic of the summer kitchen is the tomato. Those who were diligent and grew tomatoes in spring can slowly look forward to the first harvest of their garden or balcony tomatoes.
The variety of this red fruit is huge. You will discover them from the size of a cherry to that of a tennis ball, from light yellow to red-black. There are many types and tastes of tomatoes.
Tomatoes are also 95 percent water. They are rich in vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, niacin, secondary plant substances.
Tomatoes especially carry the amino acid lycopene, which we can only find in tomatoes, along with minerals such as potassium.
Tip: It is well known that tomatoes generally do not tolerate rain. However, if you are unable to plant tomatoes protected from bad weather conditions, you can use rainproof outdoor tomatoes.
Then they also get along when it’s pouring cats and dogs.
Have you ever tried cold tomato soup? Our fiery-fruity gazpacho is the perfect soup recipe for mild summer evenings.
Can you do anything with the names “Fragaria Virginiana” or “Fragaria Ananassa”? Don’t worry! Because they are just a few of the thousands of different names for the one of the favorite summer fruit: the strawberry.
The bright red fruits are bursting with vitamin C. They even contain more than lemons or oranges. Strawberries also have a high percentage of fiber such as cellulose and pectins and provide plenty of minerals.
Strange: Strictly speaking, strawberries are not berries at all. They belong to the group of nuts! The red, sweet meat that we eat is the so-called false fruit body. The actual fruits are the small grains on the skin of the strawberry. And these are nuts!
Whether as a main course, side dish, carpaccio or salad; whether raw, grilled or cooked: the zucchini is versatile in the kitchen.
The tubular vegetables are not very demanding in the garden and can thrive almost anywhere in our latitudes.
It is best to harvest it from a size of 20-25 centimeters at the latest. Another option is to let the zucchini grow into a pumpkin until winter and then prepare it in this way.
Like so many summer fruits, zucchini has a very high water content. We do not consume many calories, and therefore energy when eating zucchinis, which is always a plus.
The pumpkin vegetable, however, scores with a high proportion of vitamins, such as vitamin C or beta-carotene, the precursor of vitamin A. The pumpkin fruit also has minerals and trace elements on board.
Caution: If the courgettes from your garden taste bitter, then please do not eat them. The bitter substances (cucurbitacins) are toxic and can lead to vomiting.
The ancient Chinese cultivated peaches since 8000 years ago, and they are still considered a symbol of immortality there today.
As fragile and fragile as the stone fruit is, it can taste wonderfully sweet. It contains 85 percent water, vitamin C, potassium, calcium and magnesium.
It’s also filled with numerous secondary plant substances, such as quercetin, anthocyanin, catechin or chlorogenic acid.
These components make the peach not only delicious but also so healthy. Incidentally, nectarines are the “naked relatives” of the peaches. The only difference is that they lack the velvety down on the skin.
Tip: When buying peaches, you should quickly decide how to eat or process them. Because you cannot store the velvety tender fruits for long, especially not on stapled on top of each other.
They are also an easy target for mold and bacteria. Therefore, store them cool and individually, and eat them up quickly.
And because a summer without ice cream is a cloudy summer, ours always tastes of gelati! But you don’t necessarily have to fall back on the heavily sweetened ice cream from supermarkets.
Why not start your own small ice cream production with fresh fruits. Whether as a sorbet, frozen yogurt or parfait, you can prepare delicious ice cream quickly and healthily yourself.
Tip: For example, this homemade yogurt-berry popsicle is very seductive for children. You can also replace the sugar with honey. Or would you rather try our vegan raspberry-banana ice cream?
I don’t know about you, but to me, every summer should taste like a light beam dancing in the sun – dreamy and light.
It’s a good thing that the hot weather mostly doesn’t cause cravings for heavy and processed foods. Summer is, therefore, the ideal season to take advantage of the extra vitamins and minerals available.
Let us know what you think about our above-mentioned recipes, and if you have questions or would like to add your story, feel free to do so in a comment below. We are always happy to read from you.
In the meantime, I’m sending you tons of clarity, inner peace, happiness and love energy. Remember, that you are spiritual being having a human experience.
I am grateful that you have decided to enter the earth plane and uplift this world with your shining light. You are unique, highly appreciated and endlessly loved. ~Namaste~