That Watermelon's Been Monstered!
No fruit quite screams ‘summertime’ like the good old watermelon, and with the weather heating up here in Canberra, I’ve snagged up a few of them! These green gargantuans are gloriously sweet (if you find ripe ones that weren’t picked too early!) and are an excellent source of hydration! Watermelons are up to 95% naturally filtered water – but don’t let that fool you into thinking they’re not healthy for you. Watermelons are rich in Lycopene and Vitamins B6, C and A. Lycopene is a particularly important part of our diet that most of us don’t get enough of. Lycopene is especially important for males, as it keeps our prostates healthy while preventing heart disease and reducing blood pressure levels! Given the wonders of watermelon, I’ve decided to introduce a series of smoothies based on them, here’s the firstie!
The Watermelon Apple Green Smoothie Recipe:
2.5 c of blended watermelon – scoop out and blend up till you have 2.5 c
1 green apple (seeds removed)
4 c of greens (kale, spinach, chard, lettuce)
Throw in the apples, greens and dates and whip that wild watermelon away! (Blend it all)
Serves one monster (yields ~1 L)
Check out this page for videos on how to make a smoothie!
What a Watermelon-y Wonder!