Tracy Anderson's Secrets for a Refreshing Smoothie
July 21, 2012 | East End Eats
When it comes to healthy living, “you don’t want to drink your calories,” says Tracy Anderson, Sag Harbor resident and celebrity trainer who counts East Enders like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez among her boldface clients. During summers in the Hamptons, one of her favorite ways to recharge after a tough workout is with a Melon Mint Cooler: a blend of watermelon, green tea, and mint. “Watermelon is very low in calories and it’s known for helping to aid in weight loss,” she says. “And the benefits of green tea are huge—it can prevent cancer and heart disease and lower cholesterol. Plus it gives you energy. The mint creates a harmony between the two and makes it really refreshing.”
Healthy recipes like this are just part of the new Detox Weeks that Anderson is hosting at her Water Mill studio for the first-time ever this summer. Limited to just 30 students, the seven-day program also includes daily two-hour workouts with Anderson and her master trainers, as well as lectures and question-and-answer sessions, plus a goody bag filled with beauty and wellness products and tools. “It’s designed to educate women, so that they’ll not only lose weight during the week but also be able to sustain it at home,” she explains. Attendees can choose between morning (advanced) and evening (beginner/intermediate) sessions. The next program runs from July 28 to August 3.
Melon Mint Cooler
1½ cups of fresh watermelon
A handful of fresh mint leaves (save a few for the garnish)
1 cup of ice
1 cup of green tea
Combine all ingredients in a blender, and serve garnished with a mint leaf.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC STRIFFLER. PHOTOGRAPHED AT TOWNLINE BBQ, 3593 MONTAUK HWY., SAGAPONACK, 537-2271