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5 ways dairy is great for the warmer months

10 Aug 2018

5 ways dairy is great for the warmer months

The last few months have been UNREAL, with temperatures giving good ol’ Spain a run for its money. Higher temperatures mean, among other things, we’re looking for lots of ways to keep cool. Lots of them! Here are five delicious dairy go-tos that will help you keep your cool.

1. Milkshakes

Milkshakes… the nectar of the gods. Cold, frothy, milky goodness in a glass. Add some cookie crumbles or sprinkles and we’re yours for life.

2. Ice-cream

Is it even an Irish summer if you haven’t had an ice-cream? Usually, we’re huddled under a blanket eating one in the rain but this year, oh no, this year, we’ve been channeling all the Mediterranean vibes and enjoying them in the sun. We don’t know ourselves!

3. Smoothies

In need of a quick thirst quencher? It’s what smoothies were made for. Not only are they delicious but they’re also a great way of getting lots of essential vitamins into you. Berry Blast anyone?

4. Cheese

Next up? Cheese. Can you ever have enough of it? The short answer is ‘no’. It just makes everything better, especially during these warmer months. Nothing quite beats enjoying a cheese board al fresco. End of!

5. Milk

Milk… need we say more? Well, ok if you insist. One ingredient, no added sugar and lots of protein per average glass makes milk the perfect drink for cooling down on these warmer days.

POST RUN HIGH! 🙋‍♀️ Personal best for distance at 15.6km preparing for taking on 17km with @thecompletenatural to Electric Picnic the end of the month 🙌 . I’ve been falling back in love with running since I upped my game to prepare for this, I’m loving the feeling of training for a performance goal for a change, less gym, and getting outdoors more. I’ve been finding recovery and energy post run difficult to get back up, it takes my stomach a while to feel ready for food. (BUT WHEN IT DOES 🐷🐷🐷) . Recovery after a long endurance session is SO important. Carbohydrates, protein, electrolytes and adequate hydration. KEY. Milk based smoothies have been easy on my stomach post run, and for me it’s the best way to tick all these boxes 👊 Lactose (carb), protein, potassium, and it’s 87% water. Plus, easy calories 🙌 . Today’s choice – 1 cup whole fat milk, 1 banana, 2 teaspoons peanut butter, handful blueberries, ice and vanilla stevia! 😍 . Ps.. I had good posture. Until Lola licked it off my fingers and it tickled. 🤣 . HUMPDAY 🏃‍♀️ #Sp #BrandAmbassador #Running #Lifestyle #Recovery #Variety

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Fancy some inspiration? We’ve lots of recipes, like this homemade protein ice-cream and this Mexican Smokey Chicken and Pepper Stew.

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