Can you believe Summer is almost over! I can’t. SO SAD! But the good news is, it’s also peak melon season.
This past week I scored an incredibly juicy and deliciously sweet watermelon at the farmers market. Seriously, one of the tastiest melons I’ve ever eaten! I’m surprised I didn’t turn pink from eating too much.
Fortunately for me…well and you, Rob and I didn’t eat the entire melon and we had some left to make an amazing smoothie the next morning. How does that benefit you? Well, let me tell you it was soooooo yummy I decided to share the recipe so you can make it and try it for yourself.
If your’e a watermelon lover, you’re definitely going to love how refreshing this is and I bet you’ll soon turn pink too because you’ll make more and more and probably more. Ha. Trust me on this one, even if you don’t like watermelon, I suggest trying this smoothie because it’s that good. Plus it’s incredibly nutrtious?.
Did you know that watermelon is a nutrient dense food that is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and has more lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable? To be honest, I used to stay away from all melons because I was once told they’re higher in sugar than most fruits. But than again I have also been told carrots are bad for you because of their unusually high sugar content. Geez who comes up with these rules anyhow. I get it, there are good carbs and bad carbs but in my opinion, which I know doesn’t matter to most, fresh watermelon picked off a living vine and carrots that have been just dug out of God’s earth have to be good stuff! So I eat them.
If you want more proof of how good watermelon is for you, read this! I discovered watermelons contain choline which reduces inflammation and L-citrulline which reduces muscle soreness and improves recovery time in athletes. Now as an aging runner approaching her mid fifties, this definitely caught my attention.
I know I’ll be making more of these watermelon smoothies every morning until they’re out of season. Please Summer hang around a few more weeks!
- 2 cups frozen watermelon chunks (or fresh)
- 1 cup frozen blueberries (I am still making use of all those blueberries in my freezer)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- handful of spinach
- 1 tablespoon of flax or chia
- small piece if fresh ginger
- 1 serving of Vanilla Protein Mix
Place all ingredients in blender and blend till smooth. Enjoy