5 Zippy Summer Treats for Staying Cool with Your BEAST | Part 1

Sun-drenched days and long summer nights mean two things: Our cravings turn to fresh, zippy, tropical treats that perk up your energy and won't weigh you down for all the summer fun (and swimsuits!)...

Looking to beat the heat while staying bright for all of summer's adventures? When the temperature rises, a heavy meal is the last thing on your mind... But even if you're wilting in the blazing sun, it doesn't mean your food and drinks have to!

With the help of the insulated Greens Steel BEAST Tumbleryou can pack all the chilled snacks & drinks your heart desires for beach days, sunset picnics and sporting events - knowing they'll stay crisp, cool & vibrant till it's time to dig in! 

Keep your cool and treat your tastebuds this summer with 5 bright, zesty recipes that pair perfectly with your BEAST and sun-soaked weekends... Just don't forget your spoon! 

summer Pesto Pasta Salad

fuel up with a filling family favorite

When it's too hot for a heavy meal but you need an energy boost, this lively pasta salad packs a refreshing Mediterranean twist sure to spark up any weary sunseeker.

Sun-blushed tomatoes get a surprising spin in a zesty red pesto dressing the whole family will love - all topped off with fragrant basil & buttery pine nuts that keep your fork coming back for more.

how to make it in your beast:

In a medium bowl, combine 1.5 cups of cooked cold Pasta (short shapes like fusilli & casarecce work best) with 1/2 cup halved Cherry Tomatoes & 1/4 cup sliced Semi-Dried Tomatoes. Stir to combine & set aside in the fridge while you make the pesto dressing. 

To make Sundried Tomato Pesto Dressing: In a blender, whiz 3/4 cup Semi-Dried Tomatoes with 4tbsp Olive Oil, 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar & 1/4 tsp Brown Sugar. Add a pinch of Salt & Pepper and blend until combined. Check the seasoning, adding more sugar, salt or vinegar to taste. Pour over pasta, mix well & chill for 30 minutes.

Once pasta salad is well chilled, gently stir in 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan (sub 1tbsp Nutritional Yeast for vegan option), 2 tbsp toasted Pine Nuts & 2 tbsp torn fresh Basil Leaves. Season to taste, drizzle with 1 tsp Balsamic Glaze & transfer to your BEAST Tumbler to enjoy later. Don't forget to pack your spoon!

guilt-free Virgin Pina Colada Slushie

sip on a tumbler full of sunshine

Long, sun-drenched afternoons call for a sweet taste of the tropics to lift the spirits - but nobody wants the headache of sugary rum cocktails knocking you to your knees!

Switch up your sundowner drink with this smooth, fruity slushie that hydrates and cools you off with zero guilt. You won't even miss the rum!


While you gather your frozen ingredients, pop your BEAST Tumbler in the freezer for a few minutes to chill the stainless steel walls thoroughly.

In a blender, whiz together 1 cup frozen Pineapple Chunks with 1/3 cup Pineapple Juice, 1/2 cup Coconut Cream, 1 cup Ice Cubes & a spritz of Lime Juice. Blend until smooth & transfer to your chilled BEAST Tumbler.

If you're feeling festive, garnish with Maraschino Cherries, extra Pineapple Wedges & a cocktail umbrella, then serve with a beautiful sunset!

ancient grain bowl with farro, feta & mint

nutty & balanced for sustained energy

Turn up the poolside sophistication with this grown-up ancient grain salad. Chewy, nutty farro & pistachios get a lift from refreshing summer herbs & zesty lemon vinaigrette, providing a satisfying meal that won't weigh you down.

For an extra treat, top with sliced avocado spritzed in lime juice - just don't forget your fork!


In a medium bowl, combine 1.5 cups of cooked Farro (or other grain of your choice, like quinoa or couscous) with 1/2 cup cooked Chickpeas. Stir to combine & set aside while you make the dressing. 

To make Lemon Vinaigrette - whisk 3tbsp Olive Oil in a small bowl with 1 tbsp Lemon Juice, 1/2 tsp Mustard Powder & a pinch of Salt & Pepper until combined. Pour over grains, mix well & chill for 30 minutes.

Once grain salad is thoroughly chilled, gently stir in 2tbsp crumbled Feta (sub dairy-free Feta for vegans), a large handful of Arugula, 2 tbsp roasted shelled Pistachios & 3 tbsp fresh Mint Leaves, torn. Season to taste with salt & pepper, then transfer to your BEAST Tumbler to enjoy on the go!

easy Açai sorbet with coconut & tropical fruit

your daily dose of delicious vitamins

Beat the heat with this combination of refreshing flavors & textures guaranteed to revive any sun-zapped sleepyhead!

Tangy, tart acai becomes a smooth sorbet treat with the addition of creamy banana - then it's all topped off with crunchy granola, coconut flakes and the juiciest summer fruits in season.


Before you begin, pop your BEAST Tumbler into the freezer for a few minutes to chill the stainless steel walls thoroughly.

In a blender, whiz together 1 cup frozen Acai Puree with 1 frozen Banana, 1.5 cups frozen Mixed Berries, 1/2 cup Apple Juice 1/2 cup Yogurt (Either Greek or dairy-free coconut yogurt for vegan option). Blend until creamy and smooth, then scoop into your BEAST Tumbler, leaving 2 inches space at the top to add your toppings later. Secure with the lid.

In a couple of small separate containers or resealable bags, pack your favorite toppings - keeping dry toppings like nuts or granola separated from fruits to maintain their crunch. 
When it's time to enjoy, top with your favorite Tropical Fruits, Berries, Granola and Coconut, then dig in with a spoon!

sweet & spicy Mango Salsa with Tortilla chips

a twist on traditional chips & salsa

Treat your tortilla chips to a sweet and spicy surprise! This bright, juicy combo puts a seriously summery spin on boring old chips and salsa, bringing bold tropical flair for exciting snacking.

Pair with your favorite tortilla chips to dig into a flavor explosion that hits all the right notes of salty, spicy & sweet.


In a medium bowl, combine 2 diced Mangos with 3/4 cup diced Red Bell Pepper, 1/2 cup diced Red Onion & 1/4 cup chopped fresh Cilantro. (Optional: Add 1 minced Jalapeno if you like it spicy!) 

Squeeze over the juice of 1 large fresh Lime & season with salt to taste. Mix thoroughly and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes to let the flavors mingle.

When chilled, spoon the salsa into your BEAST Tumbler, seal with the lid and pop into your bag ready for a refreshing afternoon pick-me up! Serve with your favorite Tortilla Chips for dipping. 

With an insulated BEAST Tumbler to keep your snacks and drinks frosty through the most scorching days, you'll be set to own the summer this year! 

If you love these recipes and can't wait for more, stay tuned for Part II of our refreshing summer treats to fill your BEAST in a few weeks - there's plenty more deliciousness in store! Till then, indulge in all the delights summertime has to offer - and don't forget the sunscreen!

Fefe Jacobs | Greens Steel Lifestyle Contributor

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