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The Best CA Treats to Indulge in Without Feeling Guilty

Want those delicious, juicy, fruity treats any time of year? California produces some amazing healthy yet also delicious snacks due to the high volume of health-conscious people in the sunshine state. Luckily, thanks to these recipes, you can make these delicious California treats anywhere in the world without feeling guilty– because they are also healthy for you!

RECIPE 1: Homemade Lemonade with Pomegranate, Mint, and Lime

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1 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice (Which Can be Fresh Squeezed from 6 Lemons)

1 Cup Pomegranate Juice (Which Can be Fresh Squeezed from 5 Pomegranates)

½ Cup of Unbleached Sugar or ¾ Cup of Honey If You’d Prefer the Healthier Option

4 Cups of Water

¼ Cup Fresh Mint

1 Lime

Combine the Water, Lemon Juice, Pomegranate Juice, and Sugar or Honey into a pitcher and mix it up. Slice up the lime and add the slices into the lemonade. Or once poured, you can add the lime as an accent on the glass, instead.  

Once poured, add 2-3 mint leaves into the drink.

The best part about this recipe is that it is all based on your taste. Feel free to play with the amount of lemon, lime, pomegranate, mint, and sugar or honey used based on your own personal tastes.

Fun fact: This recipe contains pomegranate which is a great source of powerful antioxidants.

RECIPE 2: Smoothie Bowl with Fresh Blackberries, Blueberries, Banana, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Chia Seeds, and Coconut

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A small amount of Almond Milk

Fresh Blackberries, Blueberries, Bananas, and Coconut

Pumpkin Seeds

Sunflower Seeds

Chia Seeds

When making a smoothie bowl, it’s less about measuring and more about what your preference is. First, be sure to freeze your fruit so you blend it frozen, as this will ensure the smoothie bowl is thick and not too watered down. Combine a small amount of almond milk with your frozen blackberries, frozen blueberries, frozen bananas, and coconut together into a blender and blend them on low. Add the quantity that looks best to you based on your taste preferences and how big you’d like your smoothie bowl to be. Then, top your smoothie bowl with the pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and chia seeds. Then, you are ready to enjoy your cold California treat!

Fun Fact: This recipe contains blackberries which are a great source of Vitamin C!

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