It has been amazingly sunny and hot on the island these days, which means beach time with a book, long walks and happy people everywhere! This weather really makes me crave for ice-cold refreshing smoothies, like the one I made myself today. Watermelon always comes to my mind when thinking of summer, so I couldn’t miss this fruit when preparing a cold glass of goodness. Cold watermelon, lemon and ginger are perfectly together for a sweet/sour flavor when looking for a little something to cool you down. Watermelon is a great fruit to help you hydrate since it’s mostly made of water, and a good source of vitaminC which provides protection against immune system deficiencies. Its red flesh is also a significant source of phytochemicals in particular one called lycopene, which is also found in tomatoes, a nutrient with cancer-protection qualities. Lemons are just awesome for a whole bunch of health issues because of its antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting powers. They also contain endless of substances like calcium, notable citric acid which can be effective in treating skin issues like acne, vitaminC, bioflavonoids, magnesium, pectin and limonene, which promotes immunity and fights infections. Ginger is such a stunning immunity shot as well and has been shown to be more effective against bacterial staph infections than antibiotics, but let’s not forget its anti-inflammatory and digestion friendly properties, its power to ease nausea and motion sickness, its prevention of diabetes, and how it improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body. So here you are, a very simple 3 ingredient smoothie that tastes delicious and full of great things for your health and well being!
Some big pieces of very cold water melon ( you can even put it in the fridge for a while to get a more slushy consistency)
Some organic ginger juice
It’s all up to you how much of each ingredient you want to use, depending on how sweet or sour you want your smoothie to be. You can even put some ice cubes in it. Just blend it all together and you will have a refreshing summer smoothie to enjoy!
Have a beautiful day!