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Water is great for weight control and feeling energized – but what can we drink when we’re bored wit

1) Mother Nature’s “Sports Drink” (without the artificial sweeteners and colours). Coconut Water is naturally high in electrolytes such as potassium and magnesium, as well as antioxidants. If you can get fresh coconut water right out of the coconut – that’s the best! But most people buy it bottled. Read the label to be sure it’s 100% coconut water. 2) Berry Cubes. Fill an ice cube tray with the juice and pulp from berries! Put 8 to 10 blackberries, blueberries or raspberries in a bowl, and using a tablespoon, mash them – press down on the fruit repeatedly (a few pieces at a time) until you have a mixture of the fruit pulp and juice. Then pour/scoop the fruit into the ice tray’s individual co

Watermelon POPS!

Ingredients • ¼ seedless watermelon, cubed • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced • 5 mint leaves • ½ cup ice Mix all ingredients in blender. Pour into Popsicle moulds and freeze!

Watermelon Gazpacho

This is a great treat on a hot day! Ingredients: • 4 cups chopped seedless watermelon • 1 small salad cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped well • 2 TBSP white wine vinegar • ¼ cup chopped white or red onion (optional) • 1 clove minced garlic • 1 TBSP olive oil • ½ tsp sea salt Directions: Prepare all ingredients and place them all in a large bowl. Taking half of the bowl’s ingredients and using a mixer or food processor, blend half the mixture (you can make it chunky or smooth, depending on your preference). Transfer the blended mixture to another bowl. Blend the remaining half of the mixture, and add to the transferred bowl. Stores well covered in

Cucumber, Basil & Ginger – A Refreshing “Mocktail.”

You may have seen this in restaurants where they serve craft cocktails, and for good reason. It is a light, refreshing blend of flavours. Bonus: the combo also has a mild detoxification effect on our bodies. Plus, cucumbers have a whopping 96% water content and three awesome phytonutrients called cucurbitacins, lignans, and flavonoids that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits. They don’t say, “cool as a cucumber” for nothing! Ingredients: • ½ of an English cucumber OR one small salad cucumber, cut in half and sliced thin • 3 to 5 basil leaves, rubbed or “slapped” to release flavour • 4 slices fresh ginger (or use sliced ginger in a jar) • 1 litre water Directions: Ri

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