Beat the Heat of an Arizona Summer

A gentle reminder to nourish the body during this intense season. By Rhonda Anderson, CBD, CBEd


8/29/20231 min read

six clear glass mason jars filled with juice on black table
six clear glass mason jars filled with juice on black table

It's Backwards in Arizona...

When we usually think of summer, we think of running through sprinklers, riding bikes, hikes to a lake, beach visits, get the idea. But here in Southern Arizona, those are things we often do in other seasons. Definitely not in summer, where being outside for more than a few minutes can cause heat exhaustion and dehydration. Summer is a time when our bodies require extra care and nourishment to stay healthy and energized. With the scorching heat and intense sunlight, it is important to replenish our bodies with the right nutrients and hydration. Consuming plenty of water and staying well-hydrated is crucial to beat the heat and prevent dehydration. Fresh fruits and vegetables, rich in vitamins and minerals, should be incorporated into our diets to boost our immune system and provide essential nutrients. It is also advisable to consume light and refreshing meals that are easy to digest, such as salads and grilled lean protein. Additionally, indulging in natural and homemade fruit juices, infused waters and smoothies can be a great way to cool down while giving our bodies the nutrients they need. Taking care of our bodies during the summer months ensures that we remain healthy, during this weird hunkering down season. Then we can get back to actually living and enjoying our beautiful desert once summer has come to an end!

Here is a refreshing recipe for tea using our Labor Blend tea. You don't have to be in labor to consume this wonderful blend of herbs. It is nourishing and refreshing even if you are not having a baby!

Summer Tea

1 heaping tablespoon of loose Labor Tea blend

2 cups of just boiled water.

Sliced cucumber

Sliced Strawberries

mint leaves, washed

honey, if desired

Steep tea in hot water for 5-10 minutes. add honey to taste. In a tall glass or mason jar, add sliced cucumber, strawberries and mint leaves. add ice. pour tea over ice. Enjoy!