Chef Pam Nectar shares three healthy recipes for cool living foods for summer with host Stephanie Sandoval!

Lavender Mint Lemonade

Cooling Mint, Alkalinizing Lemon and soothing Lavender blend to make a gourmet twist on a summer staple. Mint not only cools the body but it also soothes and aides digestion. Add Raw local honey to taste and dissolve into warm water. Honey is a great sweetener because it is anti bacterial, anti viral, anti fungal and is loaded with enzymes.

Use a tea ball filled with lavender and steep overnight to keep it raw and the delicate flavor will be there for you the next day.

Lettuce Wraps

A Summery alternative to salad!
This colorful dish is full of colorful vitamins and pink salt minerals. This is a great dish to serve completely raw and the more raw food we add to our diet, the happier our digestive systems are! And the cooler we feel!

dice
1/2 cucumber
1/2 red pepper
1 scallion
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup shredded purple cabbage
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped mint
mix and stir in…
2 cups raw cashews (or almonds or pumpkin seeds)
juice of 1 lime
1 pinch of Himalayan Pink salt
tbsp honey
garnish – black or white sesame seeds (optional)

Prepare and clean 1 head of iceberg or red leaf lettuce

Simply fill lettuce leaves with asian veggies and enjoy!

Feel free to add a drizzle of hoisin sauce, that is the traditional condiment for this szechwan classic although not considered raw.

This is a cooling light quick and easy dish that is fun to make. Your family or guests can make a few as a starter or a few more as a main dish.

Let it Snow Cones

These are fun, easy and great for kids of all ages!

Simply fill cups with crushed ice
Blend favorite fruit with a touch of honey into a drizzle, and pour over ice.

I suggest cherry for an American fave, orange, kiwi, grapefruit, blackberry or mango! There are so many healthy and colorful options! Get a serving a fruit, vitamins and a fruity blast while keeping it cool.