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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Keeping It Cool

 Keeping it Cool

Have you felt the heat? I sure have and feel that at any moment I will faint from it. Well, there are ways to keep yourself hydrated. From experience I know a few recipes that are simple and delicious. To keep it short I will only post the top two recipes that I think you will enjoy for sure.

Agua Frescas

This is a typical Latin American drink made during the summer that can differ based on fruit. It consists of a fruit that is in season during the summer and is a cool refreshment to have in a hot summer day.

Recipe for Agua de Sandia (Watermelon Agua Fresca)


Ingredients:
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 pounds watermelon (rind removed) seeded and chopped into a 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (optional)
  • * juice of 1/2 lime
Directions:
Step 1
Put watermelon, water, sugar, and lime into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture through a strainer into a pitcher.
Step 2
Chill for 30 minutes and serve with a lot of ice.
Frozen Fruit Pops
The name says it all. This is a recipe for popsicles that can be with one or multiple fruits, and is perfect to eat on any summer day. 
Ingredients:
  •  2 cups cut-up summer fruit (strawberries, peaches, watermelon, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Directions:
1. Place the fruit in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Add 1-2 tablespoons water, if necessary. Add sugar and lemon juice. Cover and blend until well mixed.
3. Pour into 4 oz. ice-pop molds or paper cups. Insert sticks. Freeze until solid.
Serves 4.
(For the nutritional information go to: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=218 )


Keep working hard, but don't forget to keep yourself hydrated and cool, 
Maria-Homework Assistant

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