It’s hot outside. Here are 12+ easy, no-cook summer recipes you can make… without ever needing to turn on your oven or stove. For a full day of healthy no-cook meals, simply pick one from each category below. Enjoy!
No-Cook Summer Breakfasts
Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Smoothie
Made without protein powder, this smoothie is super easy gets its 20 grams of protein from whole food ingredients like peanut butter, hemp seeds, and chia seeds. A flavorful smoothie that will power you through the morning. Get the recipe.
Lemon Chia Seed Pudding
One of my favorite breakfasts to prep ahead with a bright, lemony flavor. It takes just a few minutes to make three servings for the week. Naturally sweetened with dates and full of healthy fiber. Get the recipe.
No-Cook Summer Lunches
Chopped Greek Power Salad
A refreshing, healthy chopped Greek salad with a simple red wine vinaigrette and no cooking involved. Full of Greek flavor with oregano, roasted red pepper, mint, and feta. Easy to meal prep or pack to bring to the beach. Get the recipe.
Shredded Kale Pistachio Salad with Tahini-Miso Dressing
I love a good shredded kale salad for lunch. You can enjoy this one as is or use it as a base for a heartier bowl (just add beans, grains, and/or a protein). Get the recipe here.
No-Cook Summer Snacks
Classic hummus with a twist. Made with simple ingredients like chickpeas, avocado, tahini, and lemon. Gluten-free and vegan. Enjoy with vegetables, tortilla chips, or (my personal favorite) Mary’s Gone Crackers. Get the recipe.
Lemon Coconut Energy Bites
This might be my favorite snack recipe on the site. Perfect to satisfy an afternoon sweet tooth… without the sugar crash. (For a protein boost, try the collagen version!). Get the recipe here.
No-Cook Summer Dinners
Healthy Street Corn Salad
The salad that will convert even the most stubborn salad haters. Full of summer produce, this salad is made dinner-worthy with quinoa (omit to make truly no-cook ;)), feta, and a tangy chili-lime avocado oil mayo dressing. Gluten-free with a vegan option. Get the recipe.
Broccoli Detox Salad with Pesto
Pesto is the official sauce of summer in my book (this pesto is my go-to). Put it to good use in this broccoli detox salad that can serve as the base a fresh dinner. Add beans, pre-cooked grains, and/or protein (I love hardboiled eggs or rotisserie chicken for super quick options). Get the recipe.
No-Cook Summer Desserts
Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites
An easy, healthy summer treat for whenever you’re craving something sweet (but not too sweet ;)). Made with healthy, simple ingredients like cocoa powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, and bananas – this recipe is from the 3-Day Summer Reset. Get the recipe.
Matcha Mint Chocolate Chip Nice Cream
A healthy, refreshing banana soft serve ice cream made with just a few simple ingredients: bananas, coconut milk, mint, chocolate, and superfood matcha (optional)! No added sugar, dairy-free, vegan, paleo, and gluten-free. Get the recipe.
Strawberry Collagen Popsicles
I made this recipe in collaboration with my favorite high-quality collagen brand, Telos Foods. Made with fresh strawberries, Greek yogurt, collagen, and a little pure maple syrup. A sweet treat with a protein boost. Get the recipe.
No-Cook Summer Drinks
Coconut Cold Brew Coffee
If you have a store-bought cold brew habit (my hand is raised), you have to try this DIY version – I promise it’s easy, will save you money, and is better for the environment (hi, #plasticfreeJuly). Get the recipe.
Kombucha margaritas! A healthy margarita recipe made with fresh lime juice and kombucha. These are fizzy, tart, and just a tad sweet. (For more kombucha cocktail recipes, find 10 Healthy Kombucha Cocktails here.) Get the recipe.
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