Watermelon Mint Cooler
Phase 1 | Serves 4 | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes
4 cups seedless watermelon chunks (about 1 pound)
1½ cups spring water
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
3/8 teaspoon stevia
½ cup fresh mint
Mint sprigs for garnish, optional
DirectionsIn a blender, puree the watermelon, water, lemon juice, and stevia; strain if no pulp is desired. Stir in the mint and serve over ice. Garnish with sprigs of mint, if desired.
One serving is a Phase 1 snack or an end of day treat (make sure you follow the rule of thumb for dessert).
If the dessert falls into the correct food categories for your phase-appropriate snack, you can eat that dessert for one of your snacks. However, if you want an additional dessert and you’ve already eaten your three meals and two snacks for the day, you can have the dessert as long as you add an additional day of phase-appropriate exercise. For example, an additional day of cardio during Phase 1, a second day of weight training during Phase 2, or a second day of stress-reduction exercise during Phase 3.