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Focused on Health - June 2013

These recipes are part of the Healthy Bites challenge to drink less soda and more water. These drink recipes can be used as healthy alternatives to sodas and sugary beverages.

drink recipePineapple Blast Recipe

Craving a taste of the tropics? This smoothie features pineapple, vanilla and mint. It’s also a great low-sugar option.

Green Juice Recipe

This healthy beverage features spinach, ginger and apples. Eating, or drinking, more leafy green vegetables is a great way to get cancer-fighting antioxidants.

Twisted Soda Recipe

If you’re looking for a natural alternative to soda, this fruit-based sparkler is the drink for you.  With no sugar added, this low-calorie beverage may help you maintain a healthy weight.  And, maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce your risk for certain types of cancer.

Juice Sparkler Recipe

Great for a hot summer day, this refreshing beverage is a great non-alcoholic option to help you cool down. And, drinking less alcohol may help reduce your risk of cancer.

Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

This creamy smoothie is like summer in a glass. And it’s low in sugar, making it an even more appealing cancer-fighting treat. 

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