Watermelon and Basil Smoothie

Water Melon and Basil Smoothie2

Is there anything that screams “summer!” more than a wedge of cool, sweet watermelon? We all know this fruit—92 percent water, hence its name—is a perfect snack, dessert, breakfast, and post-workout refresher.

Watermelon, Fresh basil, banana, Shaklee LifeShake Vanilla, vanilla, and flax seed

Watermelon, Fresh basil, banana, Shaklee Life Energizing Shake Vanilla, and flax seed

I love the sound they make when you cut them open…”crack”.  Than that smell….the most hypnotizing melon-y scent ever!  They are loaded with those giant seed that make perfect snacks if you want to make them into crispy watermelon seeds.  Or just use them for a long distance spitting contest at your next picnic.  Don’t tell me you’ve never tried this!

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The perfect summer treat!  In fact they are not only exceptionally juicy and refreshing, but they are a good slice of health too!  Did you know they have an abundance of vitamin A and C?  Scientists have also studied the high levels of L-citrulline and arginine contained in watermelons which helps to increase blood flow to all appendages and relaxes blood vessels.  Hmmmmm….I think we all need more watermelon in our diet, what about you?  If you need more convincing, check out my Watermelon and Blueberry Smoothie.

WaterMelon and Basil Smoothie

WaterMelon and Basil Smoothie

Trust me, after a rather HOT and Sticky run, this is absolutely to die for.  Refreshing!  Satisfying! Perfect Post Run Treat on a hot humid day.

WATERMELON AND BASIL SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 cups of watermelon
  • 1/2 banana
  • 4 to 5 medium basil leaves
  • 1 serving of Shaklee Energizing LifeShake Vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon of flax seeds
  • 6 ounces of almond milk
  • handful of greens (optional but strongly encouraged)

Directions: 

  1. Place all ingredients in your vita-mix and blend.
  2. Drink up

I love everything about Life in general which is why staying healthy is important to me. Its fun to spread the word that you can have vibrant health by having a positive attitude, eating well, exercising and taking Shaklee food supplements. I truly believe this lifestyle has allowed me to continue to run marathons and I look forward to many more.

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