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Cayenne Pepper Watermelon Drink

Thursday, May 02, 2013

I learned this on Dr. Oz two days ago - add a pinch (or more) of Cayenne Pepper to your drink. It helps the digestion system move along and it helps curb appetite. The couple who shared this idea: Billy Blanks and his wife, shared a recipe of watermelon, water and cayenne (I made this each morning the past 2 days and it's really good - the watermelon drink) I cut a melon up and froze it in chunks, I put a few chunks in water and puree' - then add a pinch of cayenne. It's really good! Now, I'm adding a pinch to my green drinks - it adds a touch of flavor that is different and not bad. Go to Dr. Oz's website for Billy Blanks website and link to the recipes he shared - very fun!

The recipe for the watermelon drink: 8oz water, 1/4 c. watermelon, pinch of cayenne

I'm going to try this with some strawberries that are getting soft on me today.

It fills you up and the watermelon is a diuretic

One thing another lady on the show mentioned a lot was try to incorporate a lot of "wet" foods in to your diet. So, anything wet like fruit, soups, juices, etc. They fill you up and your body processes them easier - moves them through quicker - so this is in the back of my head now and when I went to the store this morning after my walk - I was looking at the fresh out of the oven bakery muffins - I wanted one but made myself go home and make one of these "wet" foods drinks and I'm good now - besides being very happy with my choice

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  • v NARNIA9334
    Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to try the one you shared this week.
    I just made this one. I love to freeze my fruits

    4 cubes of pineapple
    1/4 apple
    1/4 pear
    1/2 banana
    8 white grapes
    1/4 cup fresh orange juice
    1/2 cup vita coco
    3oz fresh baby kale leaves
    2 dashes of cayenne pepper

    Put it in a blender and go.

    Great tasting. About 250 calories.
    811 days ago
  • v TIME2BLOOM4ME
    emoticon I did it with lemon and ginger the other day.
    1149 days ago
  • v SPARKLINGHOPE
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    1153 days ago
  • v NYARAMULA
    Sounds interesting. I've got to try this. Thanks for sharing.
    1153 days ago
  • v LASKIE2
    Interesting!
    1153 days ago
  • v JENNIK2
    Sounds good!
    1153 days ago
  • v PEZCATHY
    Awesome! So proud of you for just looking at the muffins and not caving in! It's those good choices that we make that make us feel SOOO good and keep up on track, isn't it?! I love it when I can walk by the entire bakery/pastry department without even a glance because I know it is only going to be trouble for me! I'm going to have to try that wet food idea. I don't have a blender or juicer, so can't try the watermelon drink yet, but I do have some V8 juice I am going to try the cayenne in there and see what I think.
    1153 days ago
  • v LOOKINGUP2012
    Sounds wonderful! emoticon
    1153 days ago
  • v ANDREAG89
    Never EVER would have thought of adding cayenne to anything with watermelon in it. Thanks for sharing!

    Tomorrow I'll be chopping up the kale and putting it into ice cube trays as you suggested.

    I'm back on the healthy wagon (and hoping to never fall off, but you know how those bakery muffins are...).
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    1153 days ago
  • v GRAMMAOF16
    Thanks for the great advice! I'm going to try the 'wet foods". Soup for lunch!
    1153 days ago
  • v GERARLAUR
    Good for you.
    1153 days ago
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