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Cool Off!

Mixed drinks and Popsicle treats without the guilt, including a minty, alcohol-free Mojito, icy pomegranate smoothie, and tart blood orange pop.
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Mixed drinks and Popsicle treats without the guilt, including a minty, alcohol-free Mojito, icy pomegranate smoothie, and tart blood orange pop

Drinks

Imbibing a cool and nutritious smoothie can be good medicine. You can literally reverse nutrient deficiencies, slow down the oxidative processes (aging) of your cells, make your nails stronger, make your hair shinier, protect yourself from heart disease and cancer, provide your body with the nutrients it needs to have more energy, and boost your metabolism for optimal fat burning.

Don’t stop at smoothies. Use your favorite fruits and combinations to create super low-calorie freezer pops—a fun, yummy treat for all ages.

Athlete’s Edge

Serves 1

¼ cup frozen grape juice concentrate
1 cup ice cubes
2 Tbs. nonfat dry milk powder
½ tsp. electrolyte powder
1 tsp. orange-flavored fish oil
Optional: ¼ tsp. vitamin C

PER SERVING: 200 CAL; 3 G PROT; 5 G TOTAL FAT (1 G SAT FAT); 36 G CARB; 25 MG CHOL; 60 MG SOD; 0 G FIBER; 36 G SUGARS

Strawberries and Cream

Serves 2
1 cup vanilla soymilk
½ cup plain yogurt
1 cup frozen strawberries
½ cup silken tofu
1 tsp. vanilla extract

PER SERVING: 313 CAL; 8 G PROT; 5 G TOTAL FAT (2 G SAT FAT); 16 G CARB; 8 MG CHOL; 79 MG SOD; 2 G FIBER; 10 G SUGARS

Pomegranate Power Icy

Serves 2
1 cup pomegranate juice
½ cup lemonade concentrate
½ cup ice cubes
1 Tbs. wheat germ

PER SERVING: 228 CAL; 2 G PROT; 1 G TOTAL FAT (0 G SAT FAT); 56 G CARB; 0 MG CHOL; 21 MG SOD; 1 G FIBER; 51 G SUGARS

Cherry Bomb

Serves 2
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup pitted tart cherries
2 Tbs. tart cherry concentrate
Optional: 1 tsp. sweetener
(such as stevia or xylitol)

PER SERVING: 90 CAL; 1 G PROT; 1 G TOTAL FAT (0 G SAT FAT); 23 G CARB; 0 MG CHOL; 30 MG
SOD; 2 G FIBER; 19 G SUGARS

Port Townsend Mojito

Serves 4
2 cups sparkling water
3 cups ice cubes
2 limes, peeled and seeded
2 tsp. xylitol
4 mint sprigs, leaves only

First blend the lime with the ice, then add the water and xylitol and blend for a few seconds more. Pour into glasses and garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

PER SERVING: 15 CAL; 0 G PROT; 0 G TOTAL FAT (0 G SAT FAT); 4 G CARB; 0 MG CHOL; 1 MG SOD;
1 G FIBER; 1 G SUGARS

Blend Boosts

Supercharge your smoothie by adding superfoods and supplements in liquid or powder form.
Our favorites include:

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  1. LICORICE ROOT (liquid or powder)
    Adds a sweet flavor, helps with inflammation and pain, PMS symptoms, liver health.
  2. COCOA
    A low-fat source of chocolate flavor, cocoa is rich in antioxidants, including resveratrol; helps with mood and energy, heart health.
  3. HONEY (use raw or organic)
    Contains natural antibacterial, sedative, and cough-suppressant properties.
  4. COCONUT OIL
    Adds sweetness to smoothies, helps with energy, weight loss, and healthier skin and hair.
  5. MATCHA (green tea powder)
    Boosts the antioxidant value of any smoothie and imparts energy and stronger immunity.
  6. ACIDOPHILUS (liquid or powder)
    Improves digestion, bolsters the immune system, helps treat candida.
  7. PROTEIN POWDER
    Helps with weight loss and satiety.
  8. PSYLLIUM (powder)
    A scoop or two of psyllium powder can help enhance digestion, promote regularity, and regulate blood sugar.
  9. MAGNESIUM (powder)
    This vital mineral helps with heart health, stroke prevention, diabetes, mood and memory,
    and PMS.
  10. ECHINACEA
    Helps with immunity, reducing duration of an illness, and fighting bacterial infections.
  11. PROPOLIS (granules)
    This mixture of resins, vitamins, minerals, and bioflavonoids is collected by bees from trees. It is thought to help inhibit the spread of bacteria and viruses; increases energy.
  12. GINGER ROOT
    Used as a digestive stimulant for thousands of years, ginger modifies the body’s inflammatory response and can help prevent migraines and ease symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Freezer Pops

Freezer Pops

Fudgesicle Pop

Serves 8

1 cup organic 2% milk
2 tsp. dark cocoa powder
2 tsp. xylitol
½ tsp. guar gum powder

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into freezer pop mold and freeze.

PER SERVING: 19 CAL; 1 G PROT; 1 G TOTAL FAT (O G SAT FAT); 2 G CARB; 2 MG CHOL; 14 MG SOD; 0 G FIBER; 2 G SUGARS

Pineapple Nectar Pop

Serves 8

1 cup pineapple nectar
1 frozen banana
1 Tbs. lime juice

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into freezer pop mold and freeze.

PER SERVING: 31 CAL; 0 G PROT; 0 G TOTAL FAT (0 G SAT FAT); 8 G CARB; 0 MG CHOL; 0 MG SOD; 0 G FIBER; 5 G SUGARS

Tart Blood Orange Pop

Serves 8

1 cup pure blood orange juice
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 tsp. xylitol
1 tsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. guar gum powder

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into freezer pop mold and freeze.

PER SERVING: 24 CAL; 0 G PROT; 0 TOTAL FAT (0 G SAT FAT); 6 G CARB; 0 MG CHOL; 0 MG SOD; 1 G FIBER; 4 G SUGARS

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