Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Dive into DIY drinks

It’s a hot summer in Manitoba.

Some people love it, and others not so much.

But no matter what your preference to summer temperatures, your body needs to be hydrated - both in response to the weather, as well as before and after your massage.

Keeping hydrated is an important part of staying healthy. Water promotes cardiovascular health, maintains the body temperature, helps muscles and joints work better and keeps skin supple.

Here’s two simple delicious recipes, to promote hydration.

The first one uses fresh blueberries which you can find on sale in the grocery stores right now. And the second recipe uses papaya, loved in Asia, as much as North Americans love blueberries.

Lemon Blueberry Blast

1/2 lemon
handful of blueberries, slightly mashed
water (according your taste)

cut the lemon into slices
add all the ingredients to a pitcher
chill in the fridge until cold, about 1 hour


Papaya Lime Lift-Off Smoothie

1/2 lime
1/2 a medium-sized papaya (yellow in colour, soft to the touch)
ice cubes
water (according your taste)
plain or vanilla greek yogurt (optional)

squeeze the lime into the water, removing any seeds which fall into the water
slice the papaya lengthwise into half, (like an avocado)
scrap out the seeds with a spoon, and discard them
peel the rind from the papaya fruit
chop the fruit into small chunks (150 grams)
add all the ingredients into a blender, including 1 or 2 tablespoons of yogurt, if desired
blend until smooth
chill in the fridge until cold, about 1 hour


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