Summer! The days we long for when old man winter arrives, however the hot summer days can leave us longing for snow. So how do you survive those hot summer days? Together with Silk and their delicious Almondmilk I want to share a few ways on how you can do so.
I’m not a big fan of summer as I don’t particularly like the hot sun. Whenever I say that, people often ask me, “you’re from the Caribbean, shouldn’t you be accustomed to the hot sun?”, and I always tell them this. Being from the Caribbean, with it being an island, you’re surrounded by water and mountains. That means there’s almost always a tropical breeze cooling you down. There’s one thing about living in a concrete jungle and living in a real jungle. You can’t compare the two. So how did I survive and how do I survive the hot summer days here in Colorado? I share 5 ways with you.
Wear cotton and light colors
I learned a long time ago that cotton breathes a lot better than other fabrics. It absorbs the sweat from your body during the summer heat, like when the temperature reaches 90 degrees, allowing you to feel cooler, than wearing synthetic fabrics. Also opt for lighter colors such as white, as darker colors tend to absorb the suns rays. That’s why it’s never recommended to wear black during the summer. Also wear loose fitting garments, sundresses, tank tops, shorts, but be sure to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun. Think about wearing a sun hat and/or sunglasses.
A cool shower can lower your body temperature and there’s something about just having that cool (not cold) water just running down your body. It’s also been said that cool showers during the summer can even help you lose weight. What more incentive do you need?
Visit a water park or pool
It’s all about the water during the summer. Get out and have some fun. Head to the pool or water park and play in the water. While it may be crowded because everyone more than likely had the same idea as you did, take knowledge in the fact that you’ll at least be cool.
Water Balloons/Water Play
Take the kids outside and get into a water balloon or super soaker fight. Not only will it cool you down, but you’ll also have some summer fun. Summer is all about fun, but it’s no fun when you’re burning under the sun and wishing you could be indoors.
Have a nice refreshing glass of iced coffee
Nothing keeps you cooler than ice. However, there’s something about iced coffee and summer that just goes together. Don’t mind me, I can drink iced coffee even in the winter too. I’m just addicted. However, with family members that are lactose intolerant, I don’t always have the option of adding milk to my coffee, especially when making a pitcher of iced coffee. That’s why I always stock up on my Silk Almondmilk. I’m sharing my very easy iced coffee recipe.
Easy Iced Coffee
I love iced coffee, but I’m not a fan of my ice melting and watering down my drink, so I do it this simple and easy way.
What you’ll need:
Favorite cup or glass
Favorite coffee chilled
Ice cube tray
Pour your Silk Almondmilk in your ice cube tray and place in freezer. Remove when frozen.
Fill your cup or glass with your already prepared coffee and your desired amount of sugar. I love my iced coffee very sweet.
Next add in your frozen almond milk ice cubes and place in your cup or glass.
Top it off with your Silk Almondmilk and you’re done.
Enjoy your iced coffee!
So why do I use Silk Almondmilk? Remember me talking about my family being lactose intolerant? While I’m not, it just makes sense to buy something everyone enjoys drinking. Silk Almondmilk also contains 50% more calcium than dairy milk, so you’re not missing out on anything, and it’s also an excellent source of vitamin E. With only 60 calories per serving, you won’t feel guilty drinking it and best of all it tastes GREAT!!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.