Prepared for Warmer Weather: Drinks & Salads

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When the weather begins to heat up, my food & drink preferences change. I no longer crave cooler weather comfort foods like soup or heartier meals, such as chili (even though it’s delish). I begin to migrate towards salads, smoothies, iced coffee, cold wraps, hummus inspired dishes, lighter choices for everyday snacking, and plenty of fruits in different varieties! [My clothing choice also begins to lighten up. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ]

The other day, it was 86 degrees & there was not a cloud in the sky. We went to one of my all time favorite Happy Hour spots, M Shack.

I ordered the [above] drink which was a Green Tea Mojito. I love green tea, and I love mojitos, but together? That apprehensive curiosity quickly turned into die-hard love after one sip. This drink would be super simple to recreate!

All it is: Bacardi Limon, fresh mint, and lime juice shaken up then topped with green tea! Talk about easy.

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My summer Starbucks obsession includes this iced coffee drink, but also their Peach Green Tea (w/ half the peach sweetener). Perfect to grab on a day of shopping in the sunshine!

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I just recently discovered my obsession with Suja. Their drinks are cold pressed, vegan, and GMO free! I found this at Target for under $3.00, but I think it would also be pretty easy to recreate. This drink is made to drink before sleeping, to help curb your sweet tooth, but I had it for breakfast the other day and was completely satisfied.

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Along with all things light and cold comes salads! The above salad I ordered from Zoe’s Kitchen. It’s their garden salad & fruit salad topped with a scoop of their homemade chicken salad! Have you ever eaten chicken salad with fruit? As you may remember, it’s one of my favorite things to do!

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I’ve just started to fully embrace the kale salad trend. Before, I used to only run if someone was chasing me with a piece of kale. I learned that the secret is to massage the kale with your desired salad dressing for a good 3 minutes. Have you ever had a personal massage before? Work those hands and give your kale leaves a good rub down and it will soften it like lettuce!

This salad has kale massaged with rustic Italian dressing, dried craisins, grilled chicken, a hard boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, and pecans in it. Try it! It just may blow you away and pull you aboard the kale train.

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What goes better with warmer weather than warmer colored hair? Excuse my messy room & duck lips but I’m loving what my hair stylist, Alex, chose for my color this summer!

The tips are almost white! You go, girl.

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How do you prepare for the warmer weather? Do you switch up your eating, drinking, or clothing habits?

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