It’s August, and that means for most of us it’s hot, hot, hot. But that doesn’t mean you need to tax the environment by blasting your air conditioner 24/7. Use the force—the sprout force! Here are our secrets to thriving in the summer heat, naturally…

Use sun protection

Spending a lot of time in the sun these days? Greatnews, broccoli sprouts can help!As we’ve mentioned before, research has shown that applying broccoli sprout extract to the skin can protect against UV rays and counteract free radical damage—like the kind of cellular damage usually caused by sunburns—even hours after it has been washed off! While we don’t recommended relying on broccoli sprout extract alone to protect from sun damage (it is NOT a replacement for sunscreen), it is a powerful tool to help rejuvenate your skin and keep it healthy. Check out our newest broccoli sprout-infused lotion—Sprouts by Jonathan Broccoli Sprout Therapy Cream.

Keep refreshed and hydrated to beat the heat

Hydration is key, and while we all know how important guzzling water is (if you don’t, read up on it in the Sproutman’s book, “Water the Ultimate Cure”), sometimes it’s nice to add a little pop of flavor into life. It’s summer, after all! When we’re in the need for a little extra refreshment, we juice up a batch of Pineapple Coconut mocktails. This super hydrating drink is infused with lots of energizing nutrients and electrolytes to quench thirst while keeping royally cool. Check out the recipe below!

  • 1/2 Pineapple
  • 1–1 1/2 Granny Smith Apple
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1/8–1/4 inch of Ginger
  • 2-3 leaves of Mint
  • Coconut Water to taste

Need a juicer? The SlowStar (shown above) excels at making juices like this. And it’s so quick to clean! We have a special bundle available here.

Make time for sweaty fun

Our bodies are meant to move, especially in the summer. Muscles become loose and limber and those winter aches and pains go into seasonal remission. So instead of freezing next to your A/C, take advantage! Get outside on a nice day and take a hike, go for a bike ride, play some doubles tennis, walk your dog—or if you’re lucky, go for a swim! Both sweating and physical activity are incredibly cleansing and encourage toxins (emotional and physical) to leave the body. Plus, having a little fun will take your mind off of the incessant heat. Win-win! Just don’t forget your water.

No need to hole up next to your air conditioner all month. Fresh juices and sprouts are our healthy secret to thriving during a hot, muggy August.