7/12/12

Watermelon & Smoothies

Good morning ladies! It's another gorgeous day here in New York and I can't wait to go outside and enjoy the sun. I've been starting my mornings with this light breakfast combo for the past few days and I love it! Freshly cut watermelon and a super healthy smoothie. I have similar a smoothie recipe post that can be found here. This keeps me full till lunch time when I usually eat something with carbs (whole wheat pasta, chicken, wild rice with veggies etc) and then for dinner I try to have something lean. A tip is to have your "heavy" foods early in the day, and eat leaner and leaner as the day progresses - that way your body has time to digest and use up the energy from the food before sleeping. 

I tend to 'wake up' in front of YouTube, sure I'm not the only one right? :)

These are the ingredients I've been blending up recently:
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 Scoop of Raw Meal (100% raw & organic) 
  • Coconut & almond milk

The other day I was watching Dr.Oz (love him!) and he was talking about the health benefits of watermelon. Here's a little summary :)
  • They contain a lot of vitamins and antioxidants that are great for boosting your immune system 
  • The beta-carotene and lycopene found in watermelon helps fight cancers
  • The powerful antioxidants help neutralize free radicals
  • It's high water content provides fat burning benefits by helping your metabolism work more efficiently 


So I picked up an organic medium sized one for just a few dollars and have been enjoying it so much. It's so sweet and delicious. I recommend cutting it all up and storing it in a tupperware in your fridge for easy snacking. Great alternative for desert since they're so sweet. Pretty much the ultimate summer food!

14 comments:

  1. ohhh I love you Annie!! I love when you post healthy meal and snack ideas and seeing the pictures!! xox This looks so good, fresh and healthy. Next time would love to see ur lunch and dinner ideas too :).

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  2. I start my days also with smoothies :) I'll try your recipe too!

    www.marieparkma.blogspot.com

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    1. A tip is to have your "heavy" foods food and nutrition early in the day, and eat leaner and leaner as the day progresses - that way your body has time to digest and use up the energy from the food before sleeping.

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  3. I love smoothies for breakfast. When will you be doing your sample workout video? xo

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  4. Awesome! You can also freeze it and then make a yummy healthy slushy with some agave and mint! ;o)


    kristen
    www.beholdthemetatron.com

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  5. I need some of that watermelon right now; it is sooo HUMID in California!!!

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  6. I love watermelon! It tastes amazing :)
    I wake up to Youtube every day. I´m always on Youtube and/or blogs while drinking my coffee and eating breakfast :)

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  7. Just found your blog through your youtube videos. You inspire me :)

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  8. Refreshment For Health! Thank you for share guru of beauty-life,annie ^-^:{) I try to do.
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  9. That smoothie looks delicious!

    http://maydrops.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  10. I think I'm going to try this too ;)

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  11. your health related videos and articles are so inspiring for me... please continue !!

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  12. Looks sooo yummi! Could you please make a video about making veg smoothies? I'm so interested in it. Greetings from Berlin :)

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