Refreshing Watermelon Smoothie
Nothing else quite quenches our thirst better on a summer day than a watermelon, so it makes perfect sense to put it into a seasonal smoothie.
Despite its universal appeal, watermelons don’t exactly get a lot of love in the smoothie recipe department though, compared to other fruits like blueberries and bananas. It’s a shame, because they are more than just a delicious addition to a smoothie, they are also extremely healthy, and full of nutrients that are somewhat hard to find elsewhere. For instance, they соntаіn high levels of Lycopene, an аntіоxіdаnt thаt stymies various cancers, such as cervical and lung.
Addіng it to your diet іѕ extremely doable though. It makes a perfect snack, or addition to many varieties of fruit salads and smoothies. It’s also low on calories for anyone who is worried about indulging.
1. Over 90% of watermelons are comprised of water, which is bar none the most important component to a healthy diet. Many of us, even those who are health-conscious, don’t get enough water, so this makes watermelon an ideal treat.
2. don’t toss out those rinds! A variety of dishes can be made from them, including salsa and jam.
3. Watermelons are one of the easiest ways of getting some extra beta carotene, which is an essential antioxidant that also provides essential Vitamin A.
Watermelon – Peach – Chia Summer Smoothie
2 cups seedless watermelon
1/2 cup strawberries
2 cups fresh baby spinach
2 tsp. chia seeds
1/2 cup water if needed
For extra kick, sometimes I add a bit of mint to this recipe, which pairs perfectly with watermelon. Try it!