While a soup may seem like more winter-appropriate, sipping a warm soup can help the body stay hydrated and induce gentle perspiration to keep the body cool. You can add slightly cooling (in nature not temperature) foods and herbs to the soup to balance the warm temperature.
Here is a simple summer soup to assist the heart in blood circulation and Qi dispersion while helping to eliminate excess heat.
Prepare the beets and carrots into cubes and stew in the stock for 15 minutes. Cut the corn off the cob and palace the Carthamus flowers in a sachet. Add the corn, Carthamus sachet and sesame oil and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.