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