JUNE 2018

Nutritional Factoid

Let’s Talk About Protein

Most people understand that protein is an important part of their diet, but few truly understand why.

Here are a few basics to understand protein better.

What is protein?
  • Protein is an essential component of every cell in your body
  • Your body uses protein to build and repair tissue
  • Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood
  • Protein is a “macronutrient,” which means you need quite a bit in your diet to maintain health
Benefits of adding more protein to your diet
  • Protein can improve your recovery time after exercise
  • Protein can improve the speed at which you build lean muscle, and can reduce muscle loss while not exercising
  • Protein is a great natural appetite suppressant, and can help you maintain a healthy weight by curbing your hunger

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Recipe of the Month

 Layered Watermelon Ice Pops
  1. Puree the watermelon with 1/4 cup of sugar in a blender. Pour into a medium bowl and freeze, stirring every 30 minutes, until the puree resembles a slushy mixture, about 2 hours.
  2. Fold the chocolate chips into the watermelon slush and pour into six 3- to 4-ounce ice-pop molds, filling them about three-quarters full. Insert wooden or plastic (without guards) ice-pop sticks. Freeze until the mixture is just slightly set, about 30 minutes.
  3. Mix the coconut milk and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a small bowl and refrigerate.
  4. After 30 minutes, pour the coconut milk mixture on top of the watermelon mixture, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace at the top. Freeze until the mixture is just slightly set, about 30 minutes.
  5. Right before the coconut milk mixture is just set, puree the avocado, lime juice, 1/4 cup of water and the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in a blender until smooth and creamy. Top the coconut layer with the avocado mixture and freeze until solid, about 4 hours.

    Let sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes before un-molding.

Ingredients

3 cups seedless watermelon, cubed and chilled

1/2 cup superfine sugar

2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

1/4 cup coconut milk

1 ripe avocado, diced

Juice of 1 lime

Original Recipe From Food Network