We spend enough time trying to cool down over the summer— don’t waste your time sweating over the stove too! Try these ideas for refreshing, delicious, and easy-to-create dishes that won’t have you anywhere near the kitchen heat. As an added bonus? These healthy, protein-packed recipes will leave you energized for all your fun summer adventures!
GRAB & GO SNACKS
These nutty bites provide a concentrated source of raw energy and a perfect balance of protein, fiber and healthy fats, plus a healthy dose of iron and calcium. The turmeric gives the bites extra anti-inflammatory and immune boosting benefits, and the collagen gives that extra protein boost which can keep you full longer. Take one out of the freezer for a delicious energy boost before or after your workout.
With a prep time of just 5 minutes, this allergen-free dip is a great homemade addition to any summer party that even your friends with gluten, egg, peanut, or soy sensitivities will love. Tahini adds a healthful dose of heart-healthy omega-3s, and is high in calcium and protein– perfect for vegetarians! Serve with cool and crisp carrot sticks, cucumber or sliced bell peppers for a refreshing snack on a balmy afternoon.
These treats might just become your new go-to snack. All kinds of different mix ins, seeds, and flavors (ie. vanilla, cinnamon, and hemp seed) complement the taste of the balls’ oat and flax base, so you’ll never get tired of having a batch in the freezer.
Feel like you’ve been searching forever for an energy ball that actually tastes good? Look no further. This snack combines tahini, maple syrup and cinnamon for a sweet treat that’s also packed with fiber! The collagen has no flavor, but it provides extra protein and helps to strengthen your hair and nails. Best of all, you can whip up a batch in no time!
Most store-bought protein bars are not as healthy as they seem. Making your own bars at home is a great way to ensure that all the ingredients are healthy and actually good for you. These No-Bake Almond Butter Protein Bars use nutritious ingredients that are high in healthy fats such as almond butter, coconut oil, and flax seeds and also ingredients high in protein such as Further Food Collagen Peptides and chia seeds. They will keep you feeling satisfied to help you beat your afternoon weekday slump.
This delicious, cooling snack combines chocolate and peanut butter for a crowd-pleasing treat that is also high in protein. With 7g of protein from the peanut butter and Further Food Gelatin, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse is a perfect treat to tide you over between lunch and dinner or a great dessert to end the day!
Looking for a dessert you can make in advance of entertaining? Impress your guests with this Raw Matcha Lime “Cheesecake”! Make this dessert at your leisure and freeze until ready to serve. Plus, using high-grade matcha like Further Food Mindful Matcha can help you reduce stress. Not only is this a delicious dessert but it is also a great way to de-stress so feel free to “taste” a piece before your guests arrive.
Thinking up paleo treats can be a tricky endeavor. This dessert has 8g of protein per serving thanks to the sunflower seed butter and the Further Food Collagen Peptides. If you are looking for a paleo-friendly dessert option, look no further because we have you covered with these No-Bake Pumpkin Bars with Chocolate Frosting.
This is a refreshing breakfast of champions. High in protein and antioxidants, this thick and colorful smoothie will keep you energized and cool during a hot summer morning. The added collagen will gives you essential collagen peptides and helps to promote bone and joint health.
Eating clean may mean saying goodbye to plastic pudding cups, but it doesn’t mean the treat itself can’t stay on your weekly meal list. This strawberry flavored blend is low-FODMAP, gluten-free, vegan and healthy enough to eat for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
Wondering about the nice cream fad? Mix up your breakfast smoothie routine with this dairy-free recipe— but don’t be surprised if you start craving it for dessert too! You won’t feel guilty eating though, as it’s loaded with superfoods. The avocado provides lots of folate, vitamin A and potassium. And the collagen provides lots of nutritional benefits, including strengthening your hair, skin, and nails, and improving bone and joint health!
Tired of making the same salad day in and day out? This colorful salad is not only aesthetically pleasing but it is extremely nutritious as well. This Rainbow Veggie Noodles Salad with Asian Sauce will take you less than fifteen minutes to throw together and will have everyone at work eyeing your lunch!
Going vegan doesn’t have to mean extra hours spent slaving away in the kitchen. Try pairing this tasty soy and dairy-free spread with tomatoes and cucumbers for a delicious summer breakfast or snack.
Love pasta but don’t love the way it makes you feel? Try these Quick and Easy Tahini Zoodles that are loaded with whole, plant foods. Plus, with 12g of protein per serving this dish will keep you full and satisfied but won’t leave you feeling bloated and tired.
Tired of your lunch not tiding you over until dinnertime? Not only is this salad packed with filling plant proteins but it is also loaded with water-rich foods that will keep you hydrated. This Tropical Mango Veggie Salad vibrant, fresh and delicious and a perfect way to help you beat the heat!
This Dairy Free Spinach Pesto is great to keep on hand to add to pastas, salads, sandwiches or anything else your heart desires. And thanks to our Further Food Collagen Peptides this pesto is packed with protein that will help keep you full and satiated without the heavy and bloated feeling.
This tasty twist on pesto pasta would be a winner even if it didn’t save you the carbs from traditional pasta and the hassle of boiling and straining— it’s that good! This Zucchini Fennel Pasta with Pesto and Pumpkin Seeds is an amazingly light and fresh recipe to add to your arsenal.
If you love soup but the thought of a hot bowl of soup in the sweltering summer months sounds like torture, we might just have the perfect solution for you. This Raw Avocado and Cilantro Soup requires no cooking, all you have to do is throw all of the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Easy as that!
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