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Hot Girl Summer - The Abundelicious Way

Updated: Jul 6, 2021


Hot Girl Summer...the Abundelicious way.


Whether we interpret HGS as being confident in a bathing suit or making up for a year of social plans, let’s put the freshness and fun back into the warm weather months!


The beauty of summer is that with light and warmth comes an abundance of fresh produce, outdoor activity, and long days that make us want to seize the present moment. An Abundelicious Summer means falling in love with the simplicity of waking up with the sun, enjoying that first refreshing bite of our favorite summer fruit, and above all else, spending quality time with the people who light us up.


However, it can be difficult to crowd out the noise, look inward, and tune into what feels good to us when we are bombarded with cleanses, beach pictures, and “get back on track” posts on social media.


Summer should be ABUNDANT, and that goes beyond physical appearance and health advice. When we are mindful and intentional about where we invest our energy, this forces us to slow down and reevaluate what it means to be “well.”


  • Maybe we need to take a morning to sleep in instead of racing off to spin class.

  • Maybe we choose to spend the afternoon shopping for local and seasonal produce at the farmer’s market instead of waiting in the Trader Joe's line.

  • Maybe we feel like spending the evening meeting up with friends for a stroll in the park instead of binge-watching our favorite Netflix shows.


Each season brings new opportunities to live in a way that serves us mentally, emotionally, and physically, and there is no better time than summer to reconnect with ourselves, the people around us, and the planet.


We can achieve this by eating an abundance of fresh foods from nature, participating in mindful movement, and by spending more time outdoors enjoying the sunshine. The underlying theme is that when we continually engage in behaviors that nourish from the inside, it does not matter what season it is - we feel energized and confident to show up for life.


Let this be a gentle reminder that what happens inside translates on the outside. Health and confidence are visible. Big smiles and all-consuming laughter are visible. Taking care of one's self is not only visible but absolutely breathtaking. “Hot Girl Summer” may be trendy and fun, but it is also important that it is not attached to body size or the frequency of our social plans.


An Abundant Hot Girl Summer means tuning out the external noise, coming home to ourselves, and relishing in the beauty that is the present moment...maybe with a margarita in hand (:


ABUNDE|APPROVED Day Trip Bites


For summer adventures, simple park picnics, or when you just need a midday pick-me-up!


SWEET

  • Fresh fruit of choice

  • Sprouted nuts, seeds, and granola

  • Nut butter & apple slices

    • Sprinkle with coconut flakes, hemp hearts, or chia

  • Low sugar trail mix

    • Sprouted nuts & seeds as base

    • Fun "add-on" like dried fruit or low sugar granola

  • Homemade energy balls

    • Nut Butter of choice

    • Ground flax, hemp, or rolled oats

    • A little honey or maple syrup (opt for local)

    • Extras like coconut, cinnamon, or chocolate chips


SAVORY

  • Pre-Cut Veggies (carrots, peppers, cucumber, celery) with dip

    • Nut butter

    • Cottage cheese

    • Hummus

    • Bitchin' Sauce (a nut-based dip with lots of yummy flavors)

  • Biltong or low sugar Jerky

  • Turkey roll-ups with cheese slices

  • Coconut or almond "wrap" with your spread of choice





The Author:


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.






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