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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Leanout with Lemon Basil!

Feeling great, leaning out and seeing it so that helps limit the pre contest nightmares......nearly nightly I had them last week.  I dream I missed my boat or plane or stage time or forgot my bikini at home and am at a show out of town.....crazy stuff......I dreamed I entered with only half my routine done so I had to wing it for the remainder of my routine, what a hoot .....not that I have not had to wing it for real a few times when my music was lost or I entered multiple categories and had theme music destroyed and had to wing it to other music.......anyway.

So when dieting I find it hard to keep getting in my gallon of water which is only half of what I should be getting but I cannot seem to get much past that gallon.  To help get more flavor in my water I add some of this recipe or I will have a glass or 2 in the day to have a nice flavor without any fat or sugar and very low calories that you burn off just in the exertion of drinking it!

Its so refreshing and great for summer, garden or picnic settings and it actually tastes great.  When I first read this I was like   EEEWWWE, gross.  But then I tried it and then another sip and wow........I was shocked.

Now this is a Vitamix recipe but I am sure you can use a juicer or even a really good blender that handles ice well.


Lemon Basil Ade

Yield: 2 1/2 cups (600 ml)

Preparation: 10 minutes
Processing: 1 minute, 30 seconds

1 (84 g) lemon, peeled, halved, seeded

5-8 small packets of sweetener of choice
1/8 cup fresh basil leaves
3-4 cups (720-960 ml) ice cubes
1/4 cup (60 ml) water
1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
2. Select Variable 1.
3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
4. Blend for 1 1/2 minutes, using the tamper to press ingredients into the blades.
Health Classification: Diabetic Friendly, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Low Cholesterol, Heart Healthy, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw
Meal Type: 5 Ingredients or less, Beverages

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (240 ml)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 49  
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 10g
Protein 0g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on you calorie needs:
Calories: 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9

  • Carbohydrate 4

  • Protein 4

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