Beat the summer heat with this hydrating watermelon smoothie. It is a wonderful way to relish the cooling and refreshing taste of watermelon and combine it with other ingredients to improve your overall health.
Packed with the goodness of watermelon, cucumber, coconut water, mint and lemon juice, this smoothie will also help flush toxins out of your body and aid weight loss.
Watermelon is an excellent thirst-quenching fruit with almost 92 percent water content. This delicious and nutritious fruit is loaded with vitamins A and C, dietary fiber, beta-carotene and essential rehydrating salts that keep the body hydrated.
In fact, water-rich fruits like watermelon and cucumber can hydrate you more effectively than just a glass of water.
Plus, watermelon is a good source of antioxidants and phytonutrients like flavonoids and carotenoids. It is also rich in lycopene, a phytochemical that inhibits inflammatory processes, neutralizes free radicals and protects against ultraviolet (UV) light.
Moreover, watermelon contains the amino acid citrulline that helps reduce the rate at which the body stores fat. This fruit has also been found to boost cardiovascular health and lower high blood pressure.
Cucumber, another water-rich ingredient in this smoothie, is highly beneficial during the summer season. It is 95 percent water and is loaded with vitamins A, C, B6 and K. Plus, the mint and lemon juice in this recipe make this smoothie more refreshing and delightful.
To enhance its hydrating and energizing benefits, prepare this watermelon smoothie with coconut water, which is very hydrating. Moreover, coconut water is low in carbohydrates and high in nutrients.
How to Make a Refreshing and Hydrating Watermelon Smoothie
Things you will need:
- A watermelon
- A cucumber
- Fresh mint leaves
- Coconut water
- Lemon juice
- Ice cubes
- A knife
- A blender
- Measuring cups and spoons