This refreshing and flavourful watermelon mint smoothie is the ideal summer cooler that provides a wholesome amount of water and minerals to the body that helps to keep you hydrated and maintains the body’s electrolyte balance.
Watermelons are an excellent source of vitamins C and A along with potent levels of beta-carotene that helps to provide healthy and youthful skin, while mint aids digestion and helps to alleviate nausea and headaches. Mint also aids weight loss by stimulating the production of digestive enzymes that convert fat into usable energy. This smoothie can be used as a healthy breakfast or lunch alternative and it is safe even for kids and toddlers.
Watermelon is one of the juiciest of fruits that contains high levels of vitamins A, C, and B6 along with potent amounts of lycopene. Lycopene present in watermelons protect the cells against free radical damage and lowers the risk of heart disease. High concentration of citrulline and arginine in this fruit also protects the heart. Arginine improves blood flow and prevents the accumulation of excess fat.
Watermelons comprise of 92% water that helps you to stay hydrated and maintains the balance of electrolytes in the body which prevents heat stroke. Fiber present in watermelons aid digestion by regularizing bowel movement. The amino acids in watermelon prevent muscle soreness caused by strenuous exercise.
Mint leaves are an amazing appetizer that aids digestion and helps to reduce inflammation. The refreshing aroma of mint helps to alleviate nausea and headaches. Mint also helps to clear up nasal congestions and provide relief from respiratory disorders. Mint is a natural stimulant that boosts the mood and helps to relieve depression and fatigue.
Mint can also help in weight loss by boosting the release of digestive enzymes that absorb nutrients from the food and turn the fats into usable energy instead of storing it in the body. Current research also reveals that there are certain enzymes in mint may help to prevent and treat various types of cancer.
Honey works as a sweetener in this smoothie that adds a mellow sweet taste without adding too many empty calories. The enzymes and antioxidants present in honey help to treat allergies and help to treat acid reflux and heartburn. It also treats infections and provides relieve from the cold and sore throat.
Here is the recipe…
- Watermelon Chunks – 2 cups
- Mint Leaves – 10 leaves
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Water – 1/4 cup
- Toss watermelon chunks into the blender.
- Then add fresh mint leaves, honey, and water into the blender.
- Blend it on high speed until smooth and pour it into a glass.
- Have this smoothie immediately to make your tummy feel full and to cut down the calories.
Note: Water is an optional ingredient in this smoothie, as watermelon is a watery fruit. So, if you want you can add or else exclude water while preparing this smoothie.
The blend of watermelon and mint in this smoothie provides a wholesome amount of water, minerals, and enzymes to the body that helps to cleanse and detox the body, support healthy digestion and promote weight loss.