Ah summertime! We tend to change things up a bit in these few precious warm and happy months. Lots of trips and travel, sunshine and swimming. We want things quick and easy, and products that support that. Less is more this time of year, and I’m here to help your active spirit with my 10 go-to summer must have products that support you in your quest for summertime fun.
All of this 10 go-to summer must have products fall into two categories, edible and topical. Both will help keep your summer running smoothly.
Are you ready? Here we go!
My 10 Summer Must Have Products
1. NEW MCT Powder with Whey Protein 2. Whey Protein Isolate 3. BCAA Blast 4. Bug Ban 5. Flea & Tick Spray 6. Aloe Soothing Gel 7. NEW Blemish Clear Moisturizer, Gel Cleanser, Spot Treatment, and Skin Brightener 8. Energy Nut Mix 9. B-12 Energy Boost Sticks 1. Nutty Infusions Roasted Casher Butter
First off, if you know me at all you know coffee and I have a date bright and early every morning. When this new MCT powder was released recently I had to give it a try. I love MCT oil in my coffee, I wrote a whole post on the benefits of MCT oil not that long ago.
Friends, this stuff tastes amazing. Both flavors are good but the salted caramel has my heart. It’s the perfect morning fuel to add to my cup to get the day started!
Raise your hand if you struggle to get enough protein in each day. (I’m raising my hand right now, trust me.) I’ve never been a huge protein girl, give me all the carbs and fats. No? Wait, that’s not a thing? 😉 I know I know, protein for the win. Well, I’d prefer my protein in cream chocolate form, please.
Protein shakes are popular all the time, but summers are the best shake enjoying weather. The temps are hot and the shakes are refreshing and cold. Plus, if you’re on the go at all it’s such an easy lunch or sustaining snack to whip together.
My favorite shake recipe
- 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 scoop NOW® Sports Whey Protein Isolate powder
- 2 cups ice
- 1 Tbsp PB Fit or other powdered peanut butter
- 1/2 cup of cold coffee if you have any left over from the morning!
Blend and enjoy! Recipe options are endless here, experiment a lot!
BCAA’s stand for Branched-Chain Amino Acids and they are needed when your body runs low on glycogen stores.* They are great for endurance and recovery. With how active most of us are in the summer, these are a great way to support your muscle retention and recovery.* Plus they taste amazing! I take them every day with or after my most intense workout!
This stuff is amazing friends! I’ve talked about it over on Instagram already, but I’ll shout its praises again. This stuff works. And it’s natural, which is a must for my family’s products.
We can’t leave Bruno out! He has to worry about summer bugs too! Well, he doesn’t really now since we started using this Flea & Tick spray on him. His long thick coat begs for bugs to come party in, but a bit of this spray and we’ve noticed a big difference.
Come on, do any of us do summer without aloe? I think it’s basically impossible. This soothing aloe gel is a must in your summer go-to bag. Pack it along with the sunscreen just in case.
If sun, sand, surf, and oily sunscreen doesn’t mess with your skin, well then friends I’ll just call you blessed. And I’m jealous. My skin has never been easy to maintain, and I’ve tried it all. This new line I’ve been experimenting with for the past three weeks and so far I’m a fan! The gel cleanser does such a good job of cleaning my skin, and the lotion, Skin Brightener, and spot treatment have all worked phenomenally. Plus the pricing for this line is beyond reasonable compared to other similar products.
NOW® is basically the king of nut, fruit, and snack mixes. They are all perfect for stashing in the car, enjoying at the lake, on your hike or next camping trip. We have tried and love them all. The kids are always asking for the dried fruit, and my husband lives off the nut mixes. Yep, we’ve got more than a few bags stashed all around the house and vehicles.
I’ve had these in my cupboards ever since they first came out a few months ago! Perfect for on-the-go or mid-afternoon, Travis is always stealing them too. (I don’t like to share) 😉 They are similar to a pixie stick, you tear off the top and down the powder. They are like a little treat and I look forward to one each day!
We go through these jars so fast! The kids love them in their nut butter and jelly sandwiches. They’re also perfect for pretzel dipping or even by the spoonful. I actually wrote a whole post on how to make a nut butter charcuterie board with them!
That’s it my friends! My must haves that we’ll basically live off of this summer! And I’m happy with it!
What are the summer products that you can’t do these next few months without? I’d love to know!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.