Keep It Cool: 4 Light Summer Recipes for Hot Days

Who wants to eat a heavy meal on a hot day? Not me! Here are four light summer dishes to help you stay cool when temperatures are high. The best thing is: the recipes have less than 1,300 calories combined!

1. Watermelon Mint Drink (120 Cal)

Watermelon and mint – that’s all the ingredients you need to make this wonderfully refreshing watermelon mint drink.

2. Avocado Pasta Salad (420 Cal)

Whether as a side dish for your summer BBQ or as your next lunch, this creamy avocado pasta salad is a big hit all year round, not just on hot days.   

3. Smoothie Bowl (233 Cal)

Strawberries, bananas and spinach – there are no limits to your imagination when preparing this vegan smoothie bowl. The frozen berries give this dish a cool and refreshing touch.

4. Pesto Salmon (435 Cal)

This pesto salmon with vegetables is especially popular with Runtastic users. And not without reason: this meal only requires a few ingredients, is easy to prepare, tastes amazing and is low carb.

Julia Denner Julia is a dietician and sports nutritionist. Before she began her position as Communications Specialist at Runtastic, she spent several years working as a dietician in the surgical department at Vienna General Hospital. Julia is passionate about inspiring others to eat a healthy, balanced diet. View all posts by Julia Denner