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Recipe: Blueberry Watermelon Freeze

Focused on Health - May 2012

Looking for a treat to beat the heat? Whip up this recipe for blueberry watermelon freezes. It’s the perfect cool, cancer-fighting snack.  

recipe berriesBlueberries are packed with vitamins C and K, manganese and dietary fiber. And, that means more protection against colorectal cancer and possibly mouth, esophagus, lung and stomach cancers.

Ingredients

1 cup of 3/4-inch cubed seedless red watermelon, frozen*

3/4 cup frozen blueberries

2 tsp. finely-chopped fresh ginger

1/4 cup apple juice concentrate

1 tbsp. lime juice

1/4 cup water

Fresh mint, for garnish, optional

Directions

In a blender, combine the frozen watermelon, blueberries, ginger, apple juice concentrate and lime juice. Add 1/4 cup of water. Blend until icy and fine-textured, stopping to scrap down the sides of the blender two or three times. Pour it into a wide glass, garnish with mint and serve, accompanied by a spoon.

* Use a re-sealable plastic bag to freeze peeled, cut-up watermelon.

Yield: 1 serving

Each serving provides:

Calories: 211

Total fat: less than 1 gram

Saturated fat: 0 grams

Carbohydrates: 53 grams

Protein:  3 grams

Dietary fiber: 4 grams

Sodium: 20 milligrams

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