Summering. It’s hard work.
The research. The day planning. The outfit planning. (Gawd.) The deciding who in your tribe you trust enough to spend a sun-filled, judgment-free day in your yard or cabana while you’re suited in something that could land you in a Saudi slammer.
Until a decade ago, “summering” was a verb reserved for Hamptons- or Malibu-bound elites. But in Las Vegas and in other Fun Capitals of the United States and beyond—where folks go to savor summer both despite the heat and sometimes for the fun of disrobing in it—adult summering is serious business and something that requires a little planning.
We talk an awful lot about health here at The Juice Standard. We beelive in eating for health, drinking for health, and healing what ails us by looking first at what we feed our guts. You could say it comprises the core of our beliefs. But let’s be real: From the pull of the pool to rocking the weddingwear we’ll don seven ways to Sunday during this, the season of “I Do,” we can’t deny our desire to look good. Damn good. It’s natural, right? So to that end, we’re offering some snippets of the stuff on our menu—and in our hearts and head—that can help you, too, balance your approach to WHealth™ and glowing self inside and out.
Tip #1: Low-Sugar Singletons
All juice has sugar but not all juice is created equal. When you want energy, a little more natural sugar is the way to go (think good stuff from beets and carrots). But sometimes you want energy and to feel lithe. For those moments (or for Bees with diabetes or systems that are sensitive to the sweet stuff) there’s a juice for that.
Our pick? TJS’s lowest-sugar Singletons:
- Bee Resilient
- Bee Vibrant
- Bee Pure
- Bee On Point
Tip #2: Choice Chewables
It can be hard to motivate to cook when it’s hot, but skipping meals can lead to bingey bouts and bad bloat in between. (Say that 10-times fast.) But you can avoid the blech with something simple like a cooling smoothie, which goes down easy on a hot day and, unlike juice, can be filled with adaptogens and protein powders and other tasty bits to fill you up while cooling you down.
Our picks? TJS/’s kickass smoothies:
- Green & Good
- Libido Lover
- Protein Power
Tip #3: That Packable Snackable
Littletons aren’t the only ones who need snacks on busy summer days: We groan-ups are on the move, too. This season, look for portable bites that don’t take up too much room in a pool or beach bag–preferably something you can eat in hand—and that are filling enough to hold you through your day’s activities.
Our pick? TJS Banana Leather with Cashew-Walnut Butter
Tip #4: Beauty and the Bees
Need solutions for keeping cool, collected and oh-so pretty the TJS way? Here’s how our top Team TJS Bees maintain a balance of activity, beauty and health during the summer’s hottt demands.
Jamie Stephenson, co-founder and CEO
I, for one, realize that when it gets super hot in Vegas—recently, there was a heat warning and a temp of 109—I tend to drink waaaay more juice.
1) It keeps me light on my feet, and the reduction of food to digest gives me more energy for work and play.
2) I feel hella trim. To me, there’s nothing worse than feeling hot and full from a big meal.
3) All this cuke-drinking really does keep my core temp more comfy in this heat. Frankly, I can feel chilly when I drink a juice. And when it’s hot outside, that’s downright refreshing!
4) My skin stays hydrated amidst the desert wind and heat, and that always makes me feel pretty.
So, yes: I LOVE juice…but especially in the summertime
Marcella Williams, co-founder and COO
I use a gradual self tanner to give my skin that sun-kissed glow without increasing my chances of skin cancer.
I also change up my exercise routine by getting outdoors much more…but sometimes that takes a little creative planning. The kids and I take trips to the local parks in the evening since the daytime may be too hot (at 110 degrees!). That way, they can burn off their energy.
Workouts involve more laps in the pool and even a few dips in the ocean during these summer months.
I also remember to drink more water (and juice!) to keep my skin looking healthy since the summer heat can have the opposite effect.
(And…I really focus on keeping my toes pretty because it is sandal season!) 😉