Hot-weather thirst quenchers

Hot-weather thirst quenchers

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 9:08 pm
By: From THE AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION

From THE AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION ‘In hot and humid weather, everyone likes a cool, refreshing treat. Here are some hot-weather thirst quenchers that are perfect for your next picnic or just for relaxing in the back yard: • To add a subtle citrus flavor to ice water, drop in slices of lemon, lime or orange or add fruit-filled ice cubes. • Combine a six-ounce can of grapefruit juice or cranberry-mango cocktail concentrate with two 12-ounce bottles of chilled club soda. That makes enough to enjoy with three friends. • In a blender, puree berries, sliced kiwi, mango or pineapple chunks with frozen limeade concentrate for a delicious fruit smoothie. • Create-a-shake: Puree melon chunks or peach slices with buttermilk, crushed ice and a touch of ginger or cinnamon until smooth. Of course, there’s no need to wait for the hottest weather to enjoy these fun and healthy drinks. GetFitTN is a statewide awareness program developed by Governor Phil Bredesen to address the rising epidemic of Type 2 diabetes and risk factors 3 that lead to diabetes, like obesity. This initiative is aimed at educating both adults and children that Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or even prevented with modest lifestyle changes like increasing physical activity and a healthier diet. Published in The Messenger 7.30.08

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