Sunrise Smoothie

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What a Great Way to Start the Morning!

Fresh and Delicious and So Fancy Looking!

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

1 and 1/2 cups seeded cut up watermelon

1 cup cut up canteloupe

1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt

1/4 cup orange juice

DIRECTIONS

Place watermelon in blender

Puree till smooth

Divide watermelon puree between two glasses and set aside

Rinse blender

In blender combine canteloupe, yogurt and orange juice

Cover and blend till smooth

Slowly pour into glasses on top of watermelon puree, not disturbing puree

Garnish edge of glass with canteloupe or watermelon slice

134 calories per glass

Recipe from Diabetic Living

Mocha Smoothie

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Smoothies Don’t Have to be Fattening!

Try this cold, refreshing pick-me-up!

 

  

 

 

INGREDIENTS

1 cup fat free milk

1 medium banana, peeled, cut into 1/2″ slices frozen

1 to 2 TBSP. sugar or honey

1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tsp. instant coffee crystals

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 cup small ice cubes or crushed ice.

DIRECTIONS

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.  Add more ice if you would like a thicker smoothy.

Makes 2 servings at 136 calories each.

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens

Watermelon Martinis

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Cool and Refreshing Adult Beverage 

Good Thing You’re walking!

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups seedless watermelon
  • 2 oz. Absolut Citron
  • 1 oz. Midori Melon liqueur
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Lime wedges for the garnish
 DIRECTIONS
 
Dice one cup of watermelon into small cubes.  Puree remaining 2 cups of watermelon in a blender and add vodka, liqueur, lime juice and ice and blend well.  Pour 6 oz. martini into each martini glass, add 1/4 cup remaining watermelon into each glass and garnish with lime slices.
 
For those who don’t drink alcohol, add ice cubes and replace it with a splash of orange juice.  Enjoy!
 
Recipe Adapted by eatyourselfskinny
 
 

 
 

Healthy Banana-Pom Smoothie

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This Smoothie Recipe is Loaded with Antioxidants from the Orange and Pomegranate Juices 

The banana supplies a healthy dose of potassium.  This recipe makes two servings, so either share or have a glass for breakfast and another for an afternoon snack.  

 

  INGREDIENTS

1 cup orange segments

1 ripe banana

1 cup 100% pomegranate juice

Blend all together.

Recipe from Martha Stewart

Refreshing Tea Drinks

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 Sip These Wonderful Tea Drinks Instead of Sodas and Watch the Difference it Makes in Your Waistline and Stress Levels!

 

 

 

 Dr. Oz’s Metabolism Boosting Tangerine Weight-Orade

On his popular TV show, Dr. Oz recommended this delicious and refreshing tea drink.  Made with green tea and tangerines, he says it will boost your metabolism by 12% by just drinking one cup!  The tangerines in it have a chemical composition that increases sensitivity to insulin and stimulates genes that help burn fat.  The added mint adds another level of deliciousness!  Thank you Dr. Oz for sharing one of your favorite stress reducers!

Directions:  To 8 oz. of brewed green tea ad a sliced tangerine and a handful of mint leaves.  Stir up and let sit overnight for your next day indulgence!

 

Ginger Tea – yeilds 2 quarts.

Yummy and only 82 calories!  This is a diabetic-friendly recipe, too.

Directions:  In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine boilingwater and 15 individual tea bags.  Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.  Discard tea bags.  Stir in 4 cups white grape juice, 1 to 2 tablespoons honey and 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot.  Cover and cook onlow for 2-3 hours.  Strain and serve warm. 

Recipe from tasteofhome.com 

 

 

Brewer Travel Tea Pot by Mighty Leaf Tea 

A MUST for Traveling Tea Lovers!

 

I found this item from Mighty Leaf Tea.  They have the very best teas and you can order right online.  This traveling tea pot lets you brew loose leaf tea on the run.  Inside this stainless steel travel teapot is fine mesh, perfect for steeping your favorite loose leaf tea.  Keeps liquid insulated and hot for 1 hour.  Their teas are really the best and they use bio-packaging.   Click the icon below to go to their website to see all their amazing selection of teas and tea gadgets.  Always something on sale, too!

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