Summer Slushies, Margaritas and More!

by Ankur Garg
Summer Slushies, Margaritas and More!

With summer approaching, we decided to launch new products that you can enjoy without the unnecessary sugars and artificial sweeteners. The AminoHydrate line consists of coconut water for intra/post workout hydration, fuel, and recovery. This gluten free formula stimulates muscle protein synthesis, reduces protein breakdown and preserves muscle glycogen stores. The Prohydrate is a crisp & clean protein + hydration formula containing 10g whey isolate protein, 73 calories and 6g carbohydrates. Formulated from all natural ingredients with no chalky aftertaste. Finally, the Protein+ Coffee and Protein+ Matcha are delicious  blends of 16g of our nonGMO, SOY free whey isolate that are perfect for pre or post workout, mid day snacks or weight management.

We decided to host a Facebook live event that introduced these new exciting products. Below are the recipes we used directly from our event!

Summer Sangria

1/2 lb pitted cherries

4 peaches pitted, sliced

3 plums pitted, sliced

6 cups lemon flavored soda water ( Trader Joe’s is my favorite) **(You can use 2 cups lemon soda water + 1 bottle red wine or 1 bottle white wine to be ADULT friendly)

2 scoops AboutTime Watermelon Lime Aminohydrate

2 T agave Nectar or 2 t Stevia powder or liquid

2 cups ice cubes or crushed ice

mint for garnish

Matcha Cucumber Refresher

1 mint leaf

1 basil leaf

4 thin cucumber slices

1 scoop AboutTime Protein + Matcha

10 oz lime soda water (Trader Joe’s is my favorite)

crushed ice

Muddle the mint and basil with two cucumber slices. Shake the protein + matcha and the soda water (easy and in a roomy shaker so it doesn’t explode).

Pour into the muddles leaves and cucumber. Add crushed ice to top it off. Serve with a fresh lemon and lime wheel and stalk of celery.


Strawberry Watermelon infusion

12 oz container of strawberries, washed, trimmed and cut in half

1 lb water melon chunks

1 lemon or lime sliced thin

combine in a large pitcher.

Add 1.5 scoops AboutTime Orange Cream Aminohydrate plus 4 cups water

Garnish with a couple mint or basil sprigs.

Soak over night to infuse water. Enjoy the flavored fruit pieces and water the next day. **Want to make this an ADULT friendly hors d’oeuvre? Add rum, vodka or even a white or red wine.


Creamy Tropical Smoothie

2 cups coconut milk (or your favorite nut milk)

1 c Mango

1 c pineapple

1 scoop AboutTime Coconut Lime Prohydrate

1/2 banana


Blend smoothie ingredients, pour into glass. Garnish with Pineapple and unsweetened coconut flakes. **Want to make it ADULT friendly? Add a shot of rum or swap out some of the coconut milk for Kahlua cream.


Spring Time Punch

1 c cantaloupe

1/2 c strawberries

1 scoop AboutTime Orange Cream Aminohydrate

Blend with 1 c crushed ice.


1 bottle Trader Joe’s Mandarin Soda Water

6 to 8 small lavender leaves ( can use 2 mint leaves instead)

Serve in a coconut sugar rimmed glass. Can add small fruit pieces to each glass too. **Want to make this an ADULT beverage, try adding a sot of your favorite vodka.


Frozen Coffee Cream smoothie

1/2 banana

1 scoop AboutTime Protein + Coffee

8 oz coconut cream (light) or eggnog

4-6 ice cubes

Blend. Top with whipped cream and nutmeg. **Try Adding some Irish cream or Kahlua to make this an ADULT beverage.


Margarita – ADULT Beverage Only

2 oz Tequila

2 oz Tonic water or soda water

1/4 scoop AboutTime orange AminoHydrate

1 oz Lime juice

drizzle of agave nectar

Shake ingredients together. Pour over ice in a salted rim glass. Garnish with lemon and lime wheels or wedges.


Orange Cream Float

1 scoop AboutTime Orange Cream Aminohydrate

2 cups lime or mandarin soda water

1/4 c drained mandarin oranges (optional)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Blend with 1 cup ice. Pour into a frosted glass.

Drop in a scoop of coconut ice cream or your favorite vanilla.

Serve with a fancy straw or one of those straw/spoon combos!


Frozen Watermelon Slushie

1 c watermelon chunks

6 to 8 ice cubes ( I used regular ice cube tray size cubes. (Mine was perfect with 7)

1 scoop AboutTime Strawberry Watermelon Prohydrate

BLEND watermelon chunks with the Prohydrate and 1 single mint leaf. Add 6 ice cubes, pulse, you may need to add 1 to 2 more depending on the size. Spoon into a glass, serve with a watermelon wedge, eat with a spoon. **Adding a shot of your favorite liquor will make this recipe ADULT friendly.


NOW what to do with those WATERMELON RINDS???

  1. Shred them, add them to your favorite coleslaw recipe- I know, you’re thinking… no way but it’s amazing, refreshing and different.
  2.  Shave or slice off the green part. Cube up the white flesh and add to your favorite salsa recipe. The garlic, jalapeno’s and salt in your salsa recipe will enhance the flavor of the watermelon flesh, add a little sweetness and crunch to it too.

Make pickled rinds. They’re an unexpected treat- here’s the recipe from Huffington Post:


Fills 3 8-ounce jars

  • Rind from 1 pound of watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 cup cider vinegar (white wine vinegar will also work in a pinch)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pickling spice

Scoop out the flesh from the watermelon and reserve for eating. Peel the green skin off the watermelon rind with a sharp vegetable peeler.

Cut white rind into spears that are about 1/2” wide and 2” long.

Bring a medium saucepan full of water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt. Boil the watermelon rinds for about 4 minutes, until they just begin to turn translucent and become soft when stabbed with a fork. Drain and let cool for handling.

In a medium saucepan (it can be the same one you used for the watermelon), combine the vinegar, sugar, water and pickling spices. Bring to a boil, until the sugar has dissolved.

Place the cooled rinds in their pickling jars, tightly packed. Carefully pour the pickling liquid into each jar, until the liquid nearly reaches the top. Screw the top on your jars and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Your pickles can be eaten after just a few hours.

We hope that you enjoy these recipes as much as we do! There is always time to sit back, relax, and have a cold, summer drink. Why not add a little protein or amino acids to it too?

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