Watermelon is a superfood.
Super easy, super fast, and super nourishing. But it is actually also super chock full of anti-oxidants. That is why watermelon actually really is a superfood. Many think of it as a fruit high in sugar, but it is actually from the vegetable family (like pumpkin and squashes) and instead of being high in sugar it is very high in water and only 6% fructose. We know the saying, “an apple a day” but maybe consider a watermelon smoothie instead; high in antioxidants, carotenoid lycopene and phenolic antioxidants, vitamin A (beta-carotene), B6 and C, potassium and magnesium.
It is anti-inflammatory, alkalizing, helps prevent cellular damage, hydrating, high in natural electrolytes, detoxing and a natural diuretic, relaxing and soothing, it helps muscle relaxation, cardio vascular health, it is fantastic for boosting your immune health and even good for your skin and hair as well.
Even better… it helps you kill a sweet craving.
Easy and tasty.
makes 12 oz
•2 cups cubed watermelon
•1/2 cup cubed rhubarb or berries (or just watermelon)
•10 leaves of fresh mint (optional but yummy)
If you do not have rhubarb you can use any berries like blueberries, frozen wild blueberries, strawberries, or you can try cucumber.
Put all the ingredients together in a blender. You can add an ice-cube if you want it colder, but since watermelon is already mostly water, the more ice you add, the thinner and less flavorful it will be.
Blend and pour in a glass to enjoy. Add an extra leaf of mint for looks.
I will be creating smoothie recipes, summer soups and ligther meal ideas over the next two months so stay tuned. In the online program you can find even more of these recipes and ideas, as well as healthy food wisdom and tips about how to create a healthy change for good.