Four Healthy Drink Recipes to Help You Stay Fit and Cool

Posted: July 23, 2012 by jerkmag in CRISP -- health
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Why the fuck is it so hot this summer already? Seriously, this is ridiculous.

I was just browsing through my saved blog posts and such today and found this snazzy little article. If you’re like me, you hate drinking water all the time, especially the recommended 8 glasses a day, if you do this then you deserve an award because I can’t make it a week.

I usually brew up some black tea to help get the water into my system, but here are a few other recipes to help stay hydrated and fit without the calories from http://www.diet.allwomenstalk.com.

1. Passion Fruit Smoothie
Ingredients: 1 cup of chilled low fat milk
2,8 oz (80 grams) of chilled low fat yoghurt (unflavored or vanilla)
1 tbsp of honey
1 mango
1 passion fruit

Instructions: Clean and slice your fruits, throw them in a food processor along with the rest of ingredients and blend until smooth. Yup, it’s that simple!

2. Mint Iced Tea
Ingredients: 2 satchels of mint tea
500milliliters (about 17oz) of water
½ lemon
1 tablespoon of honey

Instructions: Brew mint tea, add honey and let the mixture cool down before adding the juice of ½ lemon (I prefer adding zest as well but you can skip it in case strong citrus flavors are simply not your cup of tea). Once you’re done, your tea is ready to spend a couple of hours chilling in the fridge.

3. Watermelon and Strawberry Sorbet
Ingredients: 100grams (1/2cup) of chopped strawberries
400 grams (2 cups) of chopped watermelon

Instructions: Freeze your fruit solid before throwing them into a food processor or, in case you don’t have a couple of hours to spare use fresh fruit but add 7-10 ice cubes. Blend until slushy and – Voila! Now, could a healthy drink recipe get any simpler?

4. Watermelon Lemonade
Ingredients: 4 cups of watermelon cubes
Juice from three (3) lemons
Crushed ice

Instructions: Mash or process your watermelon cubes until they turn into paste then add lemon juice and crushed ice! No need to add sugar although you could get away with just a pinch or two, just in case you have a serious sweet tooth.

Hopefully this brightens up your summer months.

-Brooke Leone

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