There is an innate wisdom to eating with the seasons, when yin and yang naturally find their balance. In the hot, active, yang summer months there is an instinctive drive to fill our bodies with fresh fruits and vegetables, and icy drinks. These foods that are cool, crisp, abundant in water and therefore yin in nature serve to promote inner equilibrium and good health. Bitter herbs and vegetables are particularly cooling, making green salads particularly attractive meals on hot days. When spending long summer days outdoors a blend of green foods added to water can be more deeply cooling to our organs and mind than ice cubes, and they're more nutritious too!