Fresh fruit does seem synonymous with summer, doesn’t it? So let’s indulge while they’re in season and enjoy some health benefits too. Here’s some refreshing and healthy drink and desert recipes to cool you down during the summer heat.
Watermelon – not only a wonderfully hydrating fruit but high in lycopene, which is beneficial for protecting against prostate cancer
Raspberries and oranges – 1 cup contains over 140% of our daily vitamin C requirements, powerful immune boosting fruits
Mango – rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that has been shown to fight free radicals, protecting your cells from damage which could lead to cancer
Peach – not only is it high in vitamin C but also vitamin A, which helps your immune system. It is also a great source of potassium, which assists with blood pressure regulation
1 mango – diced
12 sprigs mint
32 oz sparkling water
1 lime, sliced into wedges
Add mango and mint to a blender under well incorporated. Divide among 4 glasses, top with ice, sparkling water and a squeeze of fresh lime.
Put the fruits of choice into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until solid, at least 4 hours
1 ½ cups fresh mango – chopped
1 cup fresh peaches – chopped
½ cup fresh squeezed OJ
2 ½ cups watermelon – chopped
2 tsp fresh mint
2 tsp fresh lime juice
In good (and keeping cool) health,
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