How to Sneakily Use Supplements in All Your Go-to Summer Recipes

Summer is officially the season of fresh, juicy foods (as proven by all the tongue-out emojis on your Instagram feed). But what if you could take all your healthy faves—and upgrade them?

With nutrient-rich add-ins from HUM Nutrition, you can dial up the health factor of all your hot-weather treats. From blending in the signature Raw Beauty powder (which manages to pack flavor without that chalky aftertaste), to hacking your vitamins into mixable ingredients, the full HUM lineup helps you tackle outer beauty from within. Plus, they're clinically proven to deliver results and are free of parabens, sulfates, artificial colors, and preservatives.

We tapped HUM Nutrition's Alex Caspero, RD to share her tips for supercharging your summer snacks, so you can have your probiotic-boosted popsicles, and eat them, too.

Scroll down for four beauty-boosting recipes that you won't believe are healthy.

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Tropical Raw Beauty Popsicles

Popsicles that reduce bloat? Believe it. This healthy version of your favorite old-school snack is packed with probiotics and digestive enzymes to help promote gut health, with an assist from mouth-watering flavors like pineapple, mango, coconut, and Raw Beauty Tropical Infusion.

Plus, Raw Beauty's unique antioxidant blend of acai powder, gogi berry powder, and moringa make these cool desserts a surprising source of energy and complexion-clearing goodness.

Tropical Chia Popsicle

Yields 6 popsicles

1/2 can (8 oz.) lite coconut milk or 1 cup vanilla almond milk
1/3 cup coconut water
3 Tbsp chia seeds
3 kiwis, peeled and sliced
1 fresh mango, diced
3 scoops HUM Raw Beauty Coconut & Pineapple Tropical Infusion

1. Mix the almond or coconut milk until smooth, and then add in chia seeds and Raw Beauty powder. Set aside.

2. In a blender, blend the mango and coconut water until pureed.

3. In a popsicle mold, press two kiwis slices into each mold. Pour the mango puree on top until each is 2/3 filled, and layer with the Raw Beauty blend until full. Freeze for three hours or until solid, then snack away!

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Bliss Beauty Smoothie

For that time of the month when all you want to do is indulge, consider this smoothie your ally. Cherries (which are rich in beta carotene and vitamin C), coconut milk, and bananas combine for a heart-healthy sip that could help treat PMS symptoms.

But the real genius is what's hidden inside: capsules of HUM Moody Bird, broken open to add in Vitex (a berry tree extract) and Dong quai (a Chinese herb), which are known for their powers to relieve cramps and irritability.

"I love showing people that you can add in capsule supplements to foods, especially smoothies," Caspero says. "For people who don't enjoy taking pills, breaking them open and adding to smoothies (or other foods) is a great alternative." Drink it daily in the week leading up to your period for maximum results.

Bliss Beauty Smoothie

1/2 cup frozen cherries
1 banana
1 cup ice
1 Tbsp almond butter
1 cup coconut milk
2 capsules HUM Moody Birdbroken open

1. Add cherries, banana, almond butter, coconut milk, and ice to a blender.

2. Pull apart two capsules of HUM Moody Bird and pour the powder into the blender.

3. Pulse until smooth, and enjoy!

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Mint Chocolate Overnight Oats

Overnight oats never get boring—and with HUM's Raw Beauty packets as your secret weapon, you can transform them into a seriously high-vibe healthy breakfast.

Loaded with antioxidants, adaptogens (ashwaganda FTW!), and probiotics plus detoxifying greens like chlorella and spirulina, the superfood powder provides a natural energy and metabolism boost with major glowy-complexion benefits.

Bonus: You'll stay full until lunch thanks to the healthy fats from nut butter and chia seeds—and score a dose of omega-3s for healthy skin and hair.

Raw Beauty Overnight Oats

Yields 1 serving 

1 cup gluten-free oats
2 Tbsp nut butter
1 packet HUM Raw Beauty To Go in Mint Chocolate Chip Infusion
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 cup vanilla almond milk
Cinnamon, to taste

1. Combine all ingredients in a cup or bowl and mix well.

2. Put in the refrigerator over night and voila: You've got a healthy, ready-to-go breakfast.

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Beauty Boosting Berry Smoothie

This anti-inflammatory powerhouse goes down more like a milkshake than a health beverage (trust us on this one.) Natural antioxidants from blueberries and spinach are joined by Raw Beauty Vanilla Berry Infusion, which contains digestive enzymes to help maximize absorption of the fresh fruits and veggies—helping give you a more youthful complexion.

P.S. You can sub your farm-grown blueberries for wild ones for an even more potent dose of antioxidants, and swap out the banana for avocado for a lower sugar option, Caspero notes.

Beauty Boosting Berry Smoothie

1 cup spinach
1/2 frozen banana
2 Tbsp frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp almond butter
1 scoop HUM Raw Beauty Tahitian Vanilla & Berry Infusion
1 cup vanilla almond milk

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse for about one minute or until smooth. Then sip—or gulp.

Psst: Score samples and 20 percent off HUM Nutrition supplements with code WGSUMMER!

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