- Lemon slices
- Cucumber slices
- Sliced strawberries or pineapple
- An herbal tea bag
- Fresh mint leaves
- Ginger root
- 1 large cantaloupe or half a watermelon, seeded and diced (about 3 cups)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar (optional)
- 2 to 3 limes, juiced
Melanie Petri began searching for a practical application for her life-long love of science as a biology major at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. She began studying to become a Registered Dietitian upon learning that dietetics was a perfect marriage of science and cooking arts and studied exercise physiology as a secondary interest . Continuing her studies, she received a Master’s Degree in nutrition.
Later in life she found her second love, Pilates, and was teacher certified at the Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. She has taught in Hermosa Beach for over ten years and continues training at Vintage Pilates in Los Angeles.