5 Must-Try Recipes for the Summer

Gigi Kwok-Hinsley | July 20, 2017

The days are long and the nights are warm, yup – it’s that time of year again! It’s summer! It’s time to kick up your feet, throw on a bathing suit and soak up some vitamin D. To keep you fueled up for the summer, here are 5 of our favorite summer recipes, made with our favorite NutriBullet family gadgets.

1. Brighten your morning with the Cleansing Citrus Smoothie!

Our powerful NutriBullet blender family can whip this up in a zip. All of our favorite summer ingredients are jam-packed in this recipe. Lemon is an excellent detoxifying ingredient that’s also refreshing, while cucumbers are perfect for keeping you hydrated and free from bloating all summer long. This is a great smoothie to start your day or enjoy as an afternoon snack.

2. Serve a refreshing Gazpacho by the pool!

Why slave over the stove when you can blend up a summery soup in 45 seconds or less using any of our NutriBullets? Ingredients for our gazpacho recipe can be found fresh at any farmer’s market and prepared in almost no time at all. Serve your gazpacho in a bowl or enjoy it in a pitcher with all your friends by the pool.

3. Need a snack time pick-me-up?

The Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Almond Butter Dipping Sauce is a light and colorful dish to brighten up your day! Prep all your veggies in a snap and assemble these spring rolls ahead of time, or better yet, invite your friends to join the spring roll buffet party! Not in the mood to cook up shrimp? Replace it with long strips of firm tofu. Dip and enjoy!

4. Fuel up without bogging yourself down.

This poke bowl is bursting with flavors and is easy to assemble! Omega-3 rich tuna is an excellent ingredient to add to your summer diet – it’s an anti-inflammatory food with vitamin B12 and vitamin A to boost your energy and support your immune system without leaving you feeling heavy.

5. Cool off during the summer nights.

Sweet, tangy and spicy – this Citrus Cayenne Pop is a bright way to watch the sunset while enjoying a guilt-free dessert. The popsicle also provides a good source of vitamin C, an antioxidant to help repair some of the damage from the sun. This NutriBullet dessert is a delicious and healthy way to cool off during those hot nights.

Looking for more summer-friendly recipes? Check out our recipes page and use our seasonality chart to find the best fruits and vegetables to buy!

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Gigi Kwok-Hinsley

Gigi Kwok-Hinsley, DrPH, M.S., R.D., is a Registered Dietitian with a Doctorate in Public Health in the Greater Los Angeles area specializing in nutrition and public health research with experience in adult weight management, school nutrition and health and wellness. Dr. Kwok-Hinsley completed her doctorate in public health at Loma Linda University School of Public Health with an emphasis in preventive care and health care management. She conducted research in bitter taste sensitivity as it relates to a patient’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Outside of work and school, she is actively involved in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

An avid runner and ball hockey player, Gigi also holds a deep understanding of the relationship between evidence-based nutrition and sports performance. With 7 marathons under her belt, Gigi qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2015.

In the past, Gigi held positions in clinical nutrition research at the Veteran Affairs Hospital – West Los Angeles and Kaiser Permanente in health education. She is also an adjunct professor at Mount San Antonio Community College in Los Angeles.

Beside working and running, Gigi enjoys cooking and baking for friends and family.

Gigi holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, San Diego and received her dietetics training from the Coordinated Dietetics Program at California State University, Los Angeles.

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