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Mint Melon Cooler

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Mint Melon Cooler

It's a boiling 70 degrees here in San Francisco and feeling a lot like summer has arrived early. This rare hot spell is a great reminder of what is to come. Stay hydrated and feeling fit with light, refreshing meals. Here is a smoothie that will help you stay cool and get you ready for summer. Natural electrolytes help keep you hydrated while you're out playing in the sunshine. Serve with tiny umbrella (or sip while under a larger one). INGREDIENTS 2 kale leaves

1 small cucumber

3 celery stalks

1/4 avocado

1 whole lemon, peeled

1 cup fresh (or frozen) honeydew melon

10 fresh mint leaves

1 cup coconut water

DIRECTIONS

Blend it up and enjoy!

THE SKINNY

Smoothies are a great way to get your daily calories in check. They generally have about 300-400 calories, and with a good protein powder you'll stay full through lunch time. Plus they are jam-packed with super fresh nutrients and tons of natural fiber. 2- 3 smoothies a week will improve your digestion and immune and keep your weight in check.

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Strawberry Almond Protein Dream Smoothie

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Strawberry Almond Protein Dream Smoothie

This recipe is low in sugar and high in good fats making it an excellent way to start the morning! Want to turn it into a valentine treat for your sweetie? Add 1 Tbs maca powder (for sexual prowess), 1 tsp of some goji berries and 1 tsp of cacao nibs!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup frozen organic strawberries 2 dates 1/2 cup almonds, soaked overnight 1/2 cup filtered water

DIRECTIONS

Blend and enjoy!

The Skinny

When blending up your morning smoothies its best to choose berries over other fruits like bananas and mangoes. This is because berries naturally have less sugar (low glycemic) and will not spike your insulin levels too much.  This is particularly important concept when addressing weight loss. Think: low sugar, high protein!

*Recipe adapted from Well & Good NY

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