Three to Four a Day

Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal!  My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal is 24.9.

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watermelon ice

Three to Four a Day

Mother Nature can be really proud of one of her finest accomplishments:  fruits.

Fruits are naturally sweet and come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, with different textures, flavors, and aromas.

Just close your eyes and imagine strawberries, and saliva will flow to your tongue as you remember their unique, sweet, floral taste and aroma.

The same will happen with other fruits you love.

Even though we have an amazing variety of fruits available to us, from tropical pineapple to forest berries, we don’t eat enough of them.

It’s too bad, because they’re packed with disease-protective nutrients, like fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and more.

The bright colors of their skins, flesh, and seeds are due to phytochemicals, which hold tremendous significance for protecting your health.

For example, peaches – rich in beta-carotene – appear to protect your heart, and citrus fruits – plump with liminoids – may help fight cancer.

Recipe of the Day:  Watermelon-Basil Ice

Active Preparation Time:  6 minutes

Total Preparation Time:  3-4 hours

It’s easy to fit in more fruit when they look, smell, and taste like this!

All this dessert consists of is ripe watermelon, fresh basil, and a twist of lemon, but this fruit sorbet offers a cool treat on a summer day.

Makes 6 servings (about 1/2 cup each)

6 cups cubed fresh ripe watermelon

1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves

1 tablespoon lemon juice

*Use as many organic ingredients as possible.

1.  Place the watermelon, basil, and lemon juice in a blender.  Process just until smooth.

2.  Pour the mixture into a shallow airtight freezer container.  For best results, freeze for 3 to 4 hours until the texture is frozen yet scoopable.  Use a metal ice cream scoop to portion into serving dishes.

3.  Freeze any leftovers.  To serve again, thaw at room temperature for about 10 minutes before scooping.

Variation:  Substitute cantaloupe, peaches, or strawberries for the watermelon.

Per serving:  46 calories, 0 g total fat (0 g saturated), 2 mg sodium, 12 g total carbohydrates (9 g sugar), 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Have an awesome day!

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from Plant-Powered For Life by Sharon Palmer, RDN

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