I posted to facebook a picture of a smoothie I made for myself when Los Angeles was having a 98 degree April day (summer already?). A few friends asked what I put into my smoothies, so here's a picture of the ingredients:
2 Tbsp Chia Seed
1-2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
2-3 Tbsp non-sweetened Cocount
2-4 pitted Dates
Handful frozen Mango (maybe 3/4 C?)
I put all above ingredients into a mason jar in the morning when I'm making breakfast and let sit in the fridge for the frozen mango to soften a bit. Then in the height of the afternoon when I really need to cool down I take the jar out of the fridge, simply add soymilk to the top and blend with my immersion blender. Makes a great lunch when I've been too busy gardening to take a break! And with the frozen fruit and cold milk, it really cools me off.