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Whipped Strawberry Smoothie

This morning I woke up feeling dehydrated and full from a pot luck BBQ with a couple of friends. However amazing the whole night was, the next morning you crawl out of bed with 2-3 hours of lost sleep, a cotton mouth because of the two generous glasses of wine you had and a full stomach..still.

So this is where I’m at. For breakfast I was looking for something on the lighter side, just to get the metabolism going for the day, and maybe work on this hydration thing. This is where I came to decide on a smoothie. You can throw whatever you like into them and they are quick and nutritious.

The Whipped Strawberry smoothie actually has a bit of a citrus flavor to it, even thought there is no citrus fruit in it. The mint that is added actually steers the strawberry flavor to resemble a grapefruit. Weird, I know. But that’s what happened!

Ingredients:

8 Fresh Strawberries with the greens removed

1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar (or Honey)                      4 Ice Cubes

4 Mint Leaves

 

Directions:

1. Add all ingredients into blender.

2. Blend until smooth!

 

I served it with a mint garnish. I just think it looks nice. The texture of this smoothie is what makes it unique. Its very very light and you can taste how light it is. Some other things to experiment with are:

1. Adding lemon juice to play off of the citrus flavor that is already there. A few tablespoons would do it.

2. Adding seltzer water to play off the already light texture of the smoothie. Adding seltzer water will make the smoothie feel more full while adding a bit of carbonation.

Perfect for a snack, desert, or Breakfast! Give it a try and mix it up! Let me know what else you find to add to this.

Cucumber Apple Cooler

I have tried cucumber water before, and LOVED it. Its very refreshing and cool tasting. It literally cools your mouth. So with the summer months coming up….Why not something even cooler tasting. The mint and cucumber already have a cooling effect by themselves. The apple was added to sweeten it up a bit. And OLAY! A cucumber apple cooler!

It’s a really really light flavor. Not heavy in your stomach, and PERFECT for a summer day when you are just trying to cool down. Just throw a little umbrella in it and sit by the pool and you have a perfect little snack.

Ingredients:


1 Cucumber, Peeled, Chopped, and Seeded.                              5 Ice Cubes

1/4 Cup Water                                                                                   5-6 Mint Leaves, Chopped

7 Frozen Cubes of Unsweetened 100% Apple Juice

Directions:

1. Cut, peel and seed the cucumber.

(Seeding is not as hard as it sounds. I just used a spoon and skimmed it along the seeded part)

2. Throw all the ingredients into a blender. Water, ice cubes, apple juice cubes. Mint Leaves etc.

Apple Juice Cubes, Mickey Mouse Shaped. Make sure you find unsweetened apple juice because you don’t need the extra sugar. Any from concentrate will work. All that means is that the original apple juice was reduced for storing and then water was re-added to it when it was bottled.

Water

Mint Leaves

3. And Blend until Smooth.

4. Serve with a Mint or Cumcumber Garnish and you are ready to Enjoy!

This was really really refreshing and nutritionally, it is unbelievable. Extremely low calorie and low carb. Very little sugar and absolutely YUMMY!

Let me know what you think. It takes no time to make and is a quick little snack. So why not try it??