watermelon limeade

Skinny Watermelon Limeade

watermelon limeade

If you love watermelon then try this skinny watermelon limeade.  I’m not sure where you’re visiting from, but here in Florida it’s HOT!! ☀️☀️☀️I absolutely love the flavors in this drink and it’s great for the long hot summer days.  

This drink is super easy and can be made via juicer or blender.  When you try this, make a huge batch because it will disappear quickly.  I’m not joking.  

Watermelon as the name would suggest is 92% water, which makes it great for juicing.  The above and bottom picture show the drink from a juicer.  The benefit to juicing is a smoother consistency since the pulp is removed.  When you drink juice without pulp, the vitamins and nutrients enter your system faster because the fiber is lost.  

watermelon limeade

The bottom pictures, show the drink blended.  I like to leave the skins on the limes for the zest flavor.  My vitamix is powerful, so it pulverizes the skins of the lime.  It’s a bit grainy, but I don’t mind.  

I suggest peeling the limes before you add them into your blender.  If you blend the watermelon, you’ll keep the fiber.  This will obviously make your drink thicker, so you’ll have a smoothie consistency.  Make it a slushy by adding ice. 

If you go the slushy route, blend the watermelon and lime first until you get a smooth liquid consistency.  Then add ice and continue to blend to make it a slushy.  

watermelon limeade

watermelon limeade

watermelon limeade

Benefits of Watermelon 

  • One cup of contains approximately 42 calories.
  • One cup of watermelon contains more lycopene than a medium size tomato.  Lycopene has been linked to heart and bone health. 
  • Natural anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties
  • It contains Vitamin C which benefits the immune system and skin wrinkling

With the benefits to watermelon there’s no reason not to drink up!  Try it and let me know what you think.  

Make practical changes for a healthier lifestyle.  

Enjoy!

Tiffany Rebekah

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Make it a cocktail

  • Add a few shots of vodka
  • Keep it skinny by add a splash of soda water

 

Skinny Watermelon Limeade
Serves 2
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Prep Time
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Prep Time
5 min
51 calories
13 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
171 g
2 g
10 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
171g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 51
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
18%
Vitamin C
29%
Calcium
2%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 c Watermelon
  2. 1/2 Lime
Instructions
  1. You can juice or add to your blender
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carbs
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Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie

Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie

Stop making complicated smoothies.  This strawberry grapefruit smoothie uses only two ingredients.  You guessed it, strawberries and grapefruit.  You’ll love this summer treat.  Not only does it taste great, but the grapefruit can help melt fat.  I think I’ll sip on this all summer.  

The sweetness of the strawberries balanced out the bitterness of the grapefruit.  I like using pink grapefruit for a sweeter taste if I can find it.  I love the simplistic taste of these fruits together.  It’s so deliciously light and refreshing.  Give it a try.  

Four Benefits of Grapefruit

  • High in Antioxidants
  • Good source of Vitamin C 
  • Helps lower cholesterol 
  • May help speed metabolism 

Make practical changes for a healthier lifestyle.  

Enjoy!

Tiffany Rebekah 

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Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie

Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie

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Strawberry Pink Grapefruit Smoothie
Serves 2
A delicious treat that will help melt the fat.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
119 calories
30 g
0 g
0 g
2 g
0 g
294 g
0 g
19 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
294g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119
Calories from Fat 4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 30g
10%
Dietary Fiber 5g
20%
Sugars 19g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
57%
Vitamin C
175%
Calcium
6%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 Pink Grapefruits
  2. 8 Strawberries (Frozen)
Instructions
  1. Add the grapefruit and then the strawberries. Blend until desired consistency.
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fat
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30g
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Pineapple Punch Smoothie

Pineapple Punch (Green Smoothie)

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I think pineapple is my favorite fruit.  It’s so versatile and enhances the flavor of almost anything.  This green smoothie is quick and easy.  Be careful though, although it’s packed with wholesome ingredients, it’s high in fructose.  So don’t be greedy and share your goodness.  

Fructose is a natural occurring sugar that has high potential to spike your blood sugar.   It’s found in many tropical fruits like mangos, bananas, pineapple, or oranges.  I’m not trying to scare you, only to remind you of balance.  Too much of any one things is not good.  

This green smoothie is nutrient dense with a good source of fiber and protein.  Skip the protein powder and add some nuts.  Who really knows what’s in that powdery stuff anyway? 

Enjoy!

Tiffany Rebekah

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Pineapple Punch (Green Smoothie)
Serves 2
Pineapple Punch Green Smoothie Recipe
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Prep Time
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Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
199 calories
24 g
0 g
11 g
6 g
1 g
282 g
31 g
13 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
282g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199
Calories from Fat 89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
16%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 31mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 24g
8%
Dietary Fiber 6g
24%
Sugars 13g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
58%
Vitamin C
84%
Calcium
12%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 c Pineapple
  2. 1 c Water
  3. 2 c Spinach
  4. 1/4 c Almonds (Raw)
  5. 1/2 Banana (Frozen)
  6. 1 tbs chia seeds
Instructions
  1. Add water, pineapple, almonds, spinach and banana to your blender in that order. Blend until desired consistency. Add the chia seeds last and pulse gently only to mix. You don't want to destroy the chia seeds.
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calories
199
fat
11g
protein
6g
carbs
24g
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Avocado Green Smoothie

Avocado Green Smoothie


Avocado Green Smoothie

It’s avocado season and they are flooding grocery stores.  If you’re into green smoothies, you’ll definitely want to try an avocado green smoothie.  It’s rich, creamy, and made with real ingredients.  I’m not big on protein powders or pre-made mixes, but you can add some if you’d like.  I prefer to keep things simple.  It’s not that I think they’re unhealthy or bad; I’m just an advocate of understanding the ingredients that I put in my body.  My philosophy is, if I don’t understand it, I don’t eat it.  

This smoothie contained plain yogurt, power greens (mixed kale, spinach & beet greens), banana and avocado.  You can’t get any more simpler than that.  I buy yogurt with beneficial bacteria.  I’m all about my beneficial bacteria.  We need those little guys to keep our gut working properly.  I’ll discuss more on that topic later.  

Here’s the yogurt I used.  It’s hard getting plain yogurt.  Most yogurt I come across is flavored, low, or fat-free.  I want my fat, thank you very much!  Fat doesn’t make you fat and it helps absorb your vitamins and nutrients.  

Plain Yogurt Ingredients

 

Another tip, use very ripe bananas.  I let them spot and turn brown.  The longer you wait them out, the sweeter they’ll become.  After that, I peel and freeze them for later use.  They are great as natural sweetener and you can turn frozen bananas into ice cream. 😋

 

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Fun Fact:

In the United States, there are primarily two states, Florida and California that grow avocado.  Most avocado found in Florida tend to be bigger, more round and a brighter green color with a smooth skin.  California, also know as Hass avocado, tend to be smaller, darker in color with a rigid skin.  

Blogger teacher-chef has a post about her experience with the different avocados.  I found her perspective rather informative and I’m now interested in testing out the differences myself.  Check it out.  Can you tell the difference from her photo below?

Avocado Green Smoothie

Chef, Teacher. ‘Avocado: Hass Vs Florida‘. Teacher by Day Chef by Night 2013. Web. 28 May 2015.

 

Try my avocado green smoothie recipe and let me know what you think.

Make practical choices for a healthier lifestyle.

Tiffany Rebekah

 

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Avocado Green Smoothie
Serves 2
Rich & Creamy Avocado Green Smoothie
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
228 calories
33 g
5 g
10 g
9 g
2 g
415 g
113 g
12 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
415g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228
Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
15%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 5mg
2%
Sodium 113mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 33g
11%
Dietary Fiber 9g
36%
Sugars 12g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
407%
Vitamin C
273%
Calcium
26%
Iron
21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 c Spinach, Kale, Beet greens
  2. 1/3 c Plain Yogurt
  3. 1/2 c Pineapple
  4. 1/2 Avocado
  5. 1/2 Banana
Instructions
  1. Add the yogurt, pineapple, greens,
Notes
  1. For a sweeter taste, add 1 whole banana
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fat
10g
protein
9g
carbs
33g
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strawberry green smoothie

Strawberry Green Smoothie

Simple & Delicious Strawberry Green Smoothie
Simple & Delicious Strawberry Green Smoothie

Why make smoothies complicated?  This smoothie is simple and delicious and packs a mean punch!👊🏽 This smoothie is full of nutrients and great for your digestive track.  It will definitely get things moving, if you know what I mean.😉

I added plain yogurt with beneficial bacteria.  I’m all about my beneficial bacteria.  When choosing your yogurt, make sure it’s plain and full fat.  Contrary to popular belief, fat doesn’t make you fat.  Most of the time, when fat is removed from a product, it’s replaced with sugar.  Don’t be fooled.  Read your ingredients.  YOU DON’T WANT HIDDEN OR ARTIFICIAL SUGAR.  

Check out my article on eating real food.  

Vegetarians and vegans can substitute the yogurt for coconut or almond milk.  What ever you choose, make sure it’s sugar-free without artificial ingredients.  

Check out the recipe below.  

Upset tummy?  Try my pear ginger ease juice.  It’s great for sick children & morning sickness.

 

Make easy practical changes for a healthier lifestyle.

Happy blending!

 

Tiffany Rebekah 

 

Costco Power Greens
Costco Power Greens
Plain Yogurt
Plain Yogurt
Plain Yogurt Ingredients
Plain Yogurt Ingredients
Strawberry Green Smoothie
Strawberry Green Smoothie
Strawberry Green Smoothie
Serves 1
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Prep Time
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Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
157 calories
26 g
16 g
4 g
6 g
3 g
314 g
65 g
17 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
314g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157
Calories from Fat 39
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
7%
Saturated Fat 3g
13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 16mg
5%
Sodium 65mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 4g
14%
Sugars 17g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
11%
Vitamin C
72%
Calcium
17%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 5 strawberries
  2. 1/2 banana (frozen)
  3. 1 cup power greens
  4. 1/2 cup plain yogurt
Instructions
  1. Add the yogurt, strawberries, greens, banana in that order.
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calories
157
fat
4g
protein
6g
carbs
26g
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Boost Your Metabolism With Ease

Boost Your Metabolism With Ease

 


Grapefruits are a great addition to your diet if you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle.  It’s said that they help boost your metabolism and even control your weight. YAY!!🎉  There is science behind it, but here,  I’ll give you different ways to incorporate grapefruit in your diet.

Many people like to eat grapefruit by its self, but I find it difficult to sit down and plow into the fruit.  Sometimes, I cut it up and add it to salads.  Other times, I’ll chop it up and add it to my food dehydrator.  This makes it sweet, especially the red grapefruit.  

Remember, if you are taking medication, check to see if it will interfere before eating.  

My favorite way to enjoy grapefruits are in smoothies.  You can add other ingredients, but I’m a simple chick.  Making your smoothies with minimal ingredients allows you to taste the food in its natural form.  I feel it gives you a better appreciation for the food.  

Below, I poured my grapefruit smoothie into a margarita glass.  Pretty drinks make me feel special and I can trick myself into thinking it’s a real cocktail. 😬  Gotta do whatever works right? 

It’s an easy and practical way to a healthier lifestyle.  Try incorporating this metabolism booster in your diet regularly.  Check out the recipe below and let me know what you think. 

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Boost Your Metabolism With Ease

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Refreshing Grapefruit Smoothie
Serves 1
A simple & beautiful grapefruit smoothie.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
125 calories
32 g
0 g
0 g
2 g
0 g
431 g
7 g
23 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
431g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125
Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 7mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 32g
11%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 23g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
57%
Vitamin C
128%
Calcium
6%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 Grapefruit
  2. 1/2 c Ice
  3. 1/4 c Water
  4. 1/2 tps Honey
Instructions
  1. Peel the grapefruit and add it to your blender
  2. Add the ice on top
  3. Pour in your water and blend
  4. Pour the smoothie into a pretty glass
  5. Garnish the top with honey
Notes
  1. That's it. Simple, Clean & Easy
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carbs
32g
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