Watermelon smoothie: variations on a theme

25 Aug

Big, sloppy slices of watermelon served at a picnic table are the quintessential summer snack—sweet enough to be dessert but, as several recent studies remind us, good for our health as well. But also drinking watermelon juice/smoohtie it’s the best refreshing choice for your body! For more information read this article: What’s New and Beneficial About Watermelon
It’s rich in vitamins and minerals, but low in calories. Given its name, you might assume the fruit has little nutritional value—and it is more than 90 percent water . But a 10-ounce (300-mL) wedge of watermelon packs in about one-third of the recommended daily value of vitamins A and C , as well as a modest amount of potassium (9 percent of the daily value).
It could even combat cancer: watermelon is among the best dietary sources of lycopene , an antioxidant linked to both the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer, although scientists are still investigating the details of that connection.

I tried a lot of smoothie’s recipes with this fruit and I selected four of that to share with you! They’re totally vegan, raw, organic, gluteen free, soy free, low in fat and very refreshing drink!

watermelon mintWatermelon and  Fresh Mint smoothie
Very easy to prepare, you need to use only a lot of watermelon’s slices and fresh organic mint. Blend and enjoy that!
watermelon peachWatermelon peach smoothie: I used some slices of watermelon, one small organic peach, a pinch of ginger powder
beetroot water melonWatermelon beetroot smoothie: you need to use some slices of watermelon, one organic beetroot, 1/2 squeeze lemon juice, a pinch of ginger powder. I added an handful of raspberries. But if you like you can added half frozen banana.
Prunus domestica Watermelon and Prunus domestica: this is a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae. A deciduous tree, it includes many varieties of the fruit trees known as plums in English, though not all plums belong to this species. The greengages and damsons also belong to subspecies of P. domestica. Its hybrid parentage is believed to be Prunus spinosa and Prunus cerasifera var. divaricata. This is the most commonly grown plum at least in Europe, and most prunes (dried plums) are made from fruits of this species. To made this smoothie I simply use some slices of watermelon, two or three prunus and half squeezed fresh lemon. I served that with some slices of banana

Watermelon…Healthy & Delicious. Every Day!


One Response to “Watermelon smoothie: variations on a theme”

  1. emilywalsh688 2013/09/20 at 2:50 pm #

    Hi, My name is Emily and I had a quick question about your blog. If you get a chance could you please email me at emilywalsh688@gmail(dot)com. Thanks!

    Emmy : )

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