Layered Berry Smoothie

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Layered smoothies take extra time, but they are so worth it! My family has been working out a ton this weekend (tennis tournament, hiking, swimming, running and golf) so we decided to make these Layered Berry Smoothie just in time for the Memorial Day holiday. The best way to make these, so the flavors don’t run into each other is to prepare each flavor at a time, and put each flavor in the freezer until ready to layer.

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These layered smoothies are so healthy with fresh strawberries, blueberries and bananas. They are also easy to prepare, taste fresh, are filling and are good for you. Feel free to use your favorite milk, and if you can’t have dairy, feel free to substitute coconut water.

St. Patricks Day Cucumber Cocktail

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Only two weeks until St. Patricks Day! I love this super easy and (almost healthy) St. Patricks Day Cucumber Cocktail recipe made with my favorite coconut water by Coco Joy. Coconut water is refreshing, and it contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes. Don’t confuse coconut water with high-fat coconut milk or oil. It is actually a clear liquid in the fruit’s center that is tapped from young, green coconuts. Coconut water has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than a sports drink. Ounce per ounce, most unflavored coconut water contains 5.45 calories, 1.3 grams sugar, 61 milligrams (mg) of potassium, and 5.45 mg of sodium compared to Gatorade, which has 6.25 calories, 1.75 grams of sugar, 3.75 mg of potassium, and 13.75 mg of sodium. Try it with cucumber, lime and vodka for an awesome St. Patrick’s Day cocktail.