For those of us who are drawn toward the water, sand, and breeze that make up the perfect beach day, it is helpful to come prepared with some essential items and activities that keep us in the present moment. Anything from a sandy & scratchy towel to sunburn to HANGER definitely takes away from the scenery and company around us. You know at Abundelicious we love tools, tangible tips, simplicity, and fun to be at the forefront, so let’s kick off our SUMMERLICIOUS beach day the right way with these hacks.
What are we looking for? 1) Sustainability 2) Quality 3) Affordability 4) Convenience
Stasher bags are ideal for pre-cut veggies and fruit fresh, nuts, and sandwiches that need to be tightly sealed. Not to mention they come in a variety of fun summer colors and sizes.
Kinto travel mugs and tumblers are great for insulated beverages that minimize plastic and have a sleek & stylish design.
Zefiro French market bags and produce bags can hold everything from fresh food to towels. This local Chicago company prioritizes sustainability, quality, and affordability (most products are under $10)!
Mineral-based sunscreen with hydrating ingredients will keep your skin safe and nourished. Zinc-oxide and hydrating ingredients like shea, hyaluronic acid, and natural oils lock in moisture without causing blemishes!
Remember, hydration (especially during the summer months) is key! To step up your hydration game, opt for added electrolytes without the added sugar or artificial ingredients.
Having a beach mat or towel on hand is the foundation of a good beach day. Nomadix not only uses sustainable micro-terry, but this towel absorbs 4x its weight in water, takes up 3x less space than ordinary towels, blocks sand from getting stuck in the fabric, is quick-dry, AND comes in a wide variety of designs.
*Check out the Summerlicious Guidebook for quick & easy snacks and meals that are perfect for a day at the beach or any outdoor adventure.
The opportunity to make movement fun, unique, and social is definitely abundant at the beach. Here are some of our favorites!
Kadima (paddle tennis without a net)
No equipment, no problem
Remember that every body is a bikini body! As long as you are comfortable, nourished, and surrounded by people who light you up, there is no use ruining what could be a beautiful day with negative thoughts! Still having trouble?
Try setting your phone to airplane mode to avoid the comparison game and to stay present.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath (or more), and feel the sand underneath you. This is a helpful grounding technique that can get us out of our own heads.
Just because it is summer does not mean you HAVE to wear a two-piece, crop-top, or small jean shorts. Wear what you feel most confident in - whether that be a stylish flowy cover-up or a big T-shirt!
Lastly, remind yourself of your resiliency, the people who care about you for YOU, and how this summer is an opportunity to reconnect with others and ourselves.
*See the “Mindset Shifts” section of the Summer Guidebook for more tips and tricks!
Hi! My name is Lilly, and I am the Programming and Marketing Coordinator for Abundelicious. As a recent graduate of Bucknell University with a BA in Sociology and Anthropology, I continue to follow my passion for holistic wellness, functional medicine, and human connection. I have had the privilege of working for the school's on-campus organic farm and have worked on a farm outside of Santa Cruz to learn about organic agriculture.
I also spent five months in the South Island of New Zealand researching integrative and holistic health practices and have presented my research at the International Conference for Traditional Medicine. Currently, I specialize in social media analytics & marketing, website design, program development, and content creation within the holistic health field.