Pay attention berry fans! You know that summer is really here when blueberries make an appearance. Whether eaten as a snack or combined with other ingredients to make a simple meal, its compact berry power is clear.
So you thought that only a juicy, sizzling steak was the perfect ingredient for a barbecue evening? Wrong! True gourmets are now also cooking courgettes, peppers, potatoes and bananas on the hot coals. When the seductive aromas waft through the air, even die-hard meat lovers will quickly be won over – want to bet?
Have you drunk enough today? We should all drink at least 1.5 litres a day, more if we are exercising or if the weather is very warm. The loss of fluids, through sweating for example, must therefore be compensated for, sip by sip. Don’t worry – you can learn to drink regularly.
Keep it fresh! When you want to keep a cool head on warm days, you can’t beat a deliciously refreshing ice cream. But forget about the manufactured ice-cold products you find in the supermarket as they frequently contain high amounts of sugar and fat. Instead, conjure up some creative delicacies yourself using plenty of fresh fruit. On to the spoon, get set, go!
A shiny, appetising orange is probably the fruit most likely to put us in a great summer mood. The round, exotic fruit packs a punch – under its skin, it contains vitamins, fibre and phytochemicals. Not only does it strengthen our defences in winter, it also helps us to get through the warm days fit and full of energy.
Something sour will not only make you feel happier but will also keep you healthy! This is especially true of the citrus-fresh grapefruit, an ideal, early-morning, low-calorie snack. With flavours ranging from bitter to sweet, it unleashes a true explosion of taste in the mouth. Even late risers will find it easier to start the day with a portion of grapefruit.
As soon as we sense the heat from the first rays of sun, we feel the need for some spontaneous trips to the countryside. Whether it’s sharing a picnic in the meadow, going for a walk in the forest or spending a day at the beach – refreshing provisions are an absolute must. Once you keep in mind a few tips and tricks, fruit and vegetables are an enjoyable, easy and safe option, even at high temperatures.
Come to Hamburg for Dole Energy-Day and join us in bringing the Energy Code to life – that was the call that went out to our interested bloggers. One of these had to be selected as “best post”, as one of our bloggers was to travel to the Dole research institute in Kannapolis in the USA. And the winner is…
Picture yourself on a white sandy beach, in a field of colorful flowers, or atop a lush green mountain. Chances are you’re feeling more relaxed already. Nature has a way of evoking calmness and easing stress, and research has suggested taking walks in a natural environment may be beneficial to overall well-being.
Juicy, sweet and versatile! Pineapple is a tasty tropical treat that comes in several variants. It provides fruit lovers with vitamins, minerals, fibre and a very special enzyme. The scientific name for the fruit, Ananas comosus, is based on a Tupi word nana, meaning “excellent fruit”. With Dole, fans of the pineapple can enjoy its delicious taste all year round.