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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Melon Cooler

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By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

When one knows the benefits of what he is eating then he will surely appreciate what he eats and even more love to make that food part of his daily healthy diet.

Watermelon has this four essential benefits for us. And even if one never knew about this, he has already come to like the taste and goodness of watermelon. First, watermelon has Lycopene, an antioxidant found in most red-colored fruits with the exception of strawberries. And this helps lower the risk of prostate cancer and heart diseases. Second, it contains Vitamin B6 that promotes chemicals in the brain to help us cope with anxiety and panic. Third, watermelon is rich in Vitamin C to help us maintain an active immune system to fight against diseases and helps us to stay active and live younger longer. Lastly, it contains Vitamin A. Like vitamin C, it helps us to boost immunity that will help our body fight infections and diseases. Vitamin A also fights blindness.

Knowing all these benefits from eating watermelon will surely encourage one to make watermelon part of their market's list. When you love it freshly cut and eaten raw, you will even love it made into your desired recipe for the whole family to try. Let's make this Melon Cooler and you will never look at watermelon the same way again.

Here's what you need:

1 300 ml condensed milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1-1/2 cups watermelon puree
2 tbsps. calamansi juice
1 tsp. salt
3 egg whites

Here's how:

Combine condensed milk and butter. Stir-in juices and salt. Chill. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into chilled juice. Put in the freezer until half-frozen. Remove from freezer and beat until smooth. Transfer into ice trays. Freeze overnight until firm.

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Pine-Watermelon Shake

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By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Almost all people love shakes. They have experimented on all sort of fruits and vegetables just to be able to taste a mouth watering  shake that could quenched their thirst. Mangoes are always a joy to the taste and much more with pineapple and watermelon too. But what about combining two healthy kind of fruits to make your shake into a perfection.

Pine-watermelon shake is so far the shake that when one drink from its freshly made formula will always want to taste it again and again. You can try this at home and for sure kids and adults will love this. And it has a very time-saving preparation.

You will need:

350 g watermelon, flesh seeded, chunked and chilled
2 cans sweetened pineapple juice drink
2 tbsp sugar
10 pieces ice cubes

Here's how:

Pour contents of sweetened pineapple juice drink on ice tray. Freeze overnight.
Combine all ingredients and osterize until smooth.

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Healthy Weight Loss Diet

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By Jeanine Martz

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Dried Beans Add Protein In Soup

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By Christine Szalay-Kudra

Dried beans add a lot to soup. They are full of protein and they add a nice creamy texture. You can use canned ones if you are in a hurry, but they tend to get a bit mushy in the soup. They also tend to lose a little of their flavor. Using dried ones is the best way to add this delicious ingredient to your soup.

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