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14 Recipes to Keep You Cool Right Now

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Welcome to the dog days of summer, when keeping cool can be rough business. Step away from the air conditioner and enjoy one of these 14 summery recipes instead.

1. Hydrate: It’s a good idea to consume between six to eight glasses of water a day, but if you’re not the aqua lover, try these refreshers that are bound to quench your thirst.

watermelon cucumber cooler

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

Basil Citrus Cooler

 Basil Citrus Cooler

Cucumber Cooler

 Cucumber Cooler

thyme lemonade

 Thyme Lemonade

Frozen Peach Margaritas

 Frozen Peach Margaritas

2. Eat light: Load up on salads, veggies, and fruits, such as cucumbers, watermelon, and tomatoes. Since they're are packed with water, they'll immediately boost your daily fluid intake. Also the crunch in every bite won't make you lose a sweat.

Gazpacho

Chilled Pea Soup with Egg Salad Sandwiches

Watermelon, Orange, and Feta Salad

Cold Soba-Noodle Salad with Chicken, Peppers, and Cucumber

Watermelon Salad with Rum and Mint

3. Indulge: We didn't forget about your sweet tooth! During these steamy days, everyone deserves a mood-lifting treat.

Melon Granita

Margarita Granita (for those booze lovers)

No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

Hot Coffee Ice Cream (Don't have to hold a steaming cup of coffee now!)

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