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Watermelon Mint Cooler

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Watermelon Mint Cooler

Watermelon is loaded with so many incredible antioxidants that help decrease inflammation and lower oxidative stress. When we're on Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet, our goal is to unwind stress and calm the adrenals. De-stress with this super delish mocktail that you can share with your whole family!

Phase 1 | Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

4 cups seedless watermelon chunks (about 1 pound)
1½ cups spring water
¼ cup fresh lemon/lime juice
3/8 teaspoon stevia
½ cup fresh mint
Mint sprigs and lime slices for garnish, optional

    DIRECTIONS

    1. In a blender, puree the watermelon, water, lemon/lime juice, and stevia; strain if no pulp is desired. Stir in the mint and serve over ice. Garnish with sprigs of mint and lime slices, if desired.

    2. One serving is a Phase 1 snack or an end of day treat (make sure you follow the rule of thumb for dessert).

    3. 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.

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