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Watermelon Cucumber Pineapple protein shakes

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One of my favorite parts of summer is sweet sweet sweet watermelon!
I love putting it in smoothies, shakes and salads.
I used my new protein powder that I purchased yesterday, and made more of a shake than a smoothie.

Simple Ingredients:

  • Freshly cut sweet watermelon
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Pineapple
  • Guava juice
  • Watermelon juice
  • Ice
  • 3 scoops protein powder

Blend, add a cute garnish and enjoy!

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Watermelon Mint Lemonade Slushie

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This delicious easy make slushie will take your breath away.

Made with REAL fruit, and no artificial flavors makes this a great alternative to store bought juice.

Ingredients:
1 cup Fresh watermelon
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/3 cup granulated sugar (you can also substitute honey to make it a bit healthier)
Mint
Ice

Blend everything together, add a slice of watermelon and some fresh mint for garish! Seriously guys, so good.

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Adventures with a Dragon Fruit

After 2 years of searching, I finally found my very own Dragon Fruit!!!

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Getting my little hands on this beautiful-pink-exotic fruit has been on my “Food Bucket List” for quite some time now. When I saw a basket full of pink Dragon Fruits at the grocery store, I could hardly believe my eyes. The moment I spotted the dragon fruit, I began to run towards it at full speed (which wasn’t very fast considering I was wearing heels as usual) as I pinched myself along the way to make sure I wasn’t dreaming! My blonde hair flowing in the wind, dodging housewives, kids and grandmas right and left (insert dramatic music here.) In my imagination, I pictured myself fighting off hundreds of housewives to get my hands on one of these… but the other people in the store seemed to care less that there was a Dragon Fruit in their presence. Obviously they didn’t know what they were missing.

Finally, when I got my hands on one of these precious gems, it was if the heavens opened up the grocery store ceiling, and the angels started singing! I grabbed my phone, and asked the nearest housewife to snap a picture of me kissing it, yes right in the middle of the store. I have no shame… and proud of it!

 

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My first instinct was to FILL MY WHOLE SHOPPING CART with Dragon fruits, but after laying eyes on the $5.99 price tag, that instinct flew right out of the hole in the ceiling that the singing angels made.

After texting all my best friends a picture of my juicy pink victory, I went right home and cut it open with my boyfriend.

This is what they look like inside-

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Unfortunately, after 2 years of searching… I didn’t like the taste. It tasted like the green part of a watermelon that’s left over after you’ve eaten all the sweet pink parts. Perhaps it hadn’t been ripened yet, but I wasn’t about to spend another $5.99 to find out. Next time, I’m going to try and make a smoothie out of a Dragon Fruit, maybe I’ll like that better.

That concludes my adventures with a Dragon Fruit, now time to find another exotic fruit to add to my Food Bucket List!