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Five Tips to Hustle the Heatwave


With the heatwave of 2018 not letting up, we know how important it is to stay cool while enjoying the sun. We’ve put together 5 lifesavers that can help you make the best of the season, from food and drink to clothing and lifestyle, have a browse...

1. STAY HYDRATED

Lots of water is an absolute must for heatwaves, but we’ve also been inspired by some refreshing Summer smoothies to help keep you cool from the inside.

Check out the Watermelon Frosty from lunchboxbunch.com 

* To a blender, add:
1/2 to 3/4 cup of coconut water or water
1/4 cup of fresh lime juice
1 peeled and chopped banana
Drizzle of Maple Syrup
3 cups of frozen watermelon cubes

* Blend until smooth

* Serve in glasses with a slice of lime and a paper straw! (consume on day of making)

… or the Mango and Banana smoothie from bbcgoodfood.com 

* To a blender, add:
1 peeled and chopped mango
1 peeled and chopped banana
500ml orange juice
4 ice cubes
* Blend until smooth
* Serve in glasses with a paper straw! (consume on day of making)

P.S. the colour of this mango and banana smoothie remind us of one of our Alecta Slub Tees! (more colours available) Shop Here.

 2. KEEP IT COVERED

As much as we love the sun on our skin, if you’re prone to burning we know how important it is to stay covered during some time in the sun with some shade or clothing pieces. Our Effie Slouch Pocket T is perfect to throw on over a bikini top, with a beautiful relaxed fit to help you stay cool. Shop Here.

3. EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL

If you love to stay active through all seasons, remember how hot it gets during the middle of the day. We love an early morning jog to escape the strongest hours of the sun, or perhaps an evening yoga class on the beach - our sports bras are perfect for the yogis or pilates goers out there. Have a look at our Alena plain or printed options Here (Printed) and Here (Plain).

 4. FOODIE INSPIRATION 

Summer is the perfect season for fresh food. At Unoa we’ve been so inspired by different vegan recipes, here’s a beautiful quinoa salad we found at thepetitcook.com … (serves 4) 

* Ingredients:
3 cups cooked quinoa
1 large cucumber
10-12 cherry tomatoes
1 large red onion
1 can chickpeas
1/2 can black beans
1/2 can white beans
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Chopped handful of fresh basil leaves
Chopped handful of baby spinach leaves
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Season with sea salt and black pepper
* Method
- Finely chop the onion, cucumber, tomatoes and mix with cooked quinoa in a large salad bowl
- Rinse chickpeas, black and white beans in a colander with cold running water. Drain thoroughly and add to salad bowl
- Add lemon juice, spinach leaves and basil, and season with salt and pepper

- Mix all ingredients well, serve immediately or cover and refrigerate to store

 5. LIGHT LAYERS

Based in Brighton, Unoa is well prepared for the unpredictability of the English weather. Although this heatwave is presumed to stay for a fair while, us Brits are usually equipped in case the weather turns! Layering up becomes part of a routine to stay one step ahead of any changes, and our gorgeous Aretha Pullover is perfect to cover up from a chill. (more colours available) Shop Here.

 Written by Amy Curtis

 

mango smoothie image: lovingitvegan.com

watermelon smoothie image: pinchofyum.com 

salad image: thepetitecook.com 

all clothes: unoa.co.uk 


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