Are you looking for your newest summer obsession?
Homemade watermelon water is not only super simple to make, it’s much lower in sugar than store-bought juice, and is full of vitamins and minerals. With only two ingredients, this drink is perfect for picnics and barbecues, and can be enjoyed as is, or with a little adult kick from tequila.
- One small watermelon
- 2 limes
- 1 tablespoon honey (only if you think you’ll need some sweetener)
- Cut limes in half.
- Chop watermelon up into one-inch cubes.
- Throw cubed watermelon into blender.
- Push the watermelon down with a wooden spoon before blending to make sure the blades have something to work with.
- Once things are blending up nicely, squeeze limes into the mixture.
- (This is the time to drizzle your honey as well, if you need it.)
- Pour drink into fun glasses and enjoy!
In addition to vitamins C and A, watermelon is also full of potassium, as well as lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that helps fight aging.
Want more watermelon in your life? Check out some of our smoothie recipes that feature this hydrating fruit!
Watermelon Smoothie Recipes
Watermelon Cherry Mint
Somehow we managed to combine every iconic summer flavor into one delicious drinkable.Have you ever had cherry tomatoes with actual cherries? Pair these with watermelon and it’s a pretty red hydration bomb! Pomegranate is one of nature’s biggest sources of antioxidants, with more of the cancer and inflammation fighters than red wine or green tea. Pumpkin seeds are rich in iron, which helps regenerate skin and stimulate blood flow for that healthy glow.
Originally from China, fresh lychee fruit is only available for a small seasonal window because of its delicate shelf life. What it lacks in toughness it makes up for in Vitamin C, having about 86 percent of our body’s daily requirement in a serving. Lychee is also considered a good natural source of electrolytes. Maqui powder, made from a berry grown in the rainforests of Chile and Argentina, has more antioxidants per serving than most other fruits. Combine these two superfruits with the light, easy taste of both watermelon and pear, and the Omega-3s of chia, and you’ve got a health elixir that goes down deliciously easy.
There is nothing like watermelon in the summer. Watermelon juice is nearly as refreshing as coconut water and much easier to obtain. This smoothie is our take on the classically refreshing drink. The cucumber and mint only heighten the refreshment. We can’t think of better way to cool down than this.
Strawberry Lime Cooler
Few foods symbolize summer more than sweet strawberries. Add some tart lime to bring out the flavors and add a bit of tropical zest. Coconut water adds electrolyte-rich hydration, and baobab powder provides calcium, B vitamins, and more vitamin C than a serving of oranges! Combine the fat-burning potential of high doses of vitamin C (from the strawberries, lime and baobab), with the high fiber and omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed, and you’ve got a light smoothie that can make a big dent in your daily weight loss journey.
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