Summer is one of the best times of the year regardless of how old you are. For kids, summer means no school and ice pops. For adults summer means lots of time for R&R and fun summer cocktails. Summer may seem like it has it all going on, but what if we told you we could make summer EVEN BETTER? With these 7 Amazing Hacks of Summer, you will own summer this year and impress all your friends!

 

Watermelon Ice Cubes: Regular ice cubes are so last summer! Instead of watering down your next summer drink, why not freeze cubes of watermelon and use those instead? The best part? You can eat them afterward! Try our delicious Watermelon Mint Mocktail with Watermelon Ice Cubes!

 

Superfoods On The Go: Making sure to get all your nutrients during the summer is hard. You’re always on the go and turning on the stove is the last thing on your mind. Eating out can become a regular habit during the warmer months, but you don’t want to completely neglect your health! Grab a few of our Superfood Packets and take them with you! You can add them to water, a smoothie or really anything that’s convenient! Nutrition on the go is no longer complicated!

 

Highlight with Lemons: This age-old trick deserves to be mentioned because it works so well! Looking for those effortless golden summer highlights in your hair? A trip to the salon is not at all necessary! Squeeze a bit of lemon juice on your roots and work it down the rest of your hair before lying in the sun. Within a few days you should notice a difference!

 

Ice Cold Relief: Sunburns may be common, but they are never any fun. This summer, prepare in advance by freezing some fresh aloe vera. Not the gel you get in the drug store, but pure aloe vera plant from the grocery store. Divide evenly into an ice tray and keep in the freezer. The next time you suspect you may have stayed out too long in the sun, you will have frozen aloe cubes waiting for you at home! Not only will rubbing these cold aloe cubes all over your body help treat sunburn, but it will actually help to prevent it by soothing and nourishing your skin.

 

Get Rid of Bugs: There is always that swarm of mosquitoes or flies that wants to ruin outdoor summer meals. No citronella candles or bug spray on hand? No problem! Simply slice a few limes and place whole cloves in the top. Spread them around where you’ll be and watch as they naturally repel pesky bugs!

 

Iced Coffee When You Want It: Hot coffee on a scorching summer morning is never very appealing. Although you may want to cool it down with ice cubes, you know this will automatically result in watered down coffee. But what if there was another way?! Next time you make coffee, make a double or triple batch. Pour the extra hot coffee into an ice cube tray and allow to freeze. Now, you can place the cold coffee cubes into your hot cup of coffee without watering anything down! You can also do this with tea or any other hot beverage.

 

No Ice Cream Maker? No Problem! Homemade ice cream is an amazing option for summer get-togethers. But what if you don’t have an ice cream maker? Well, you might be in luck. If you have a high-speed blender, you can make delicious, nutrient-dense ice cream with only one ingredient… frozen bananas! Check out the recipe for our Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream!