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
- 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.
- 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.
- Mix the coconut milk and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a small bowl and refrigerate.
- 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.
- 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.
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