This is a refreshing and hydrating smoothie that contains the goodness of watermelon and milk. Watermelons are loaded with fiber and water that helps to fill you up and keep you satiated for a longer period of time so that you end up consuming fewer calories throughout the day.
High water content in watermelon helps to hydrate the body and relieve headaches. Watermelon also contains potent antioxidants such as vitamin C that protect the cells from free radical damage. Carotenoids present in watermelon convert to vitamin A in the body that helps to protect vision. Cucurbitacin E, a specific plant compound in watermelon has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
High level of lycopene present in watermelon has anti-cancer effects. Amino acid citrulline in watermelon increases the level of nitric oxide in the body that supports the expansion of blood vessels and reduces blood pressure. Lycopene and vitamin C also reduces inflammation and delays the onset and progression of cognitive decline. Water and fiber content in watermelon also improves digestion by adding bulk to stool and improving bowel movement.
Milk acts as a thinning agent in this recipe that helps to adjust the consistency of the smoothie as per your preference. Milk is one of the best sources of calcium and protein that helps to strengthen bones and teeth and build and repair muscles. Vitamin D improves the absorption of calcium in the body.
Potassium present in milk helps to maintain healthy blood pressure. B-vitamins such as vitamin B12, B2, and niacin help to maintain healthy red blood cells and nerve tissues, convert food into energy and support the metabolization of sugars and fatty acids.
Honey is a natural sweetener that adds a nice mellow sweetness to the smoothie. It also provides a wholesome amount of antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins and minerals that boost the immune system and support overall health. Anti-inflammatory properties of honey help to reduce the symptoms of allergies.
Honey has high carbohydrate load which helps to provide and instant boost of energy to the body and supports long and strenuous exercise regimes. Antioxidants in honey nourish the brain cells and help to boost memory.
Here is the recipe…
- Watermelon chunks – 2 cups
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Milk – 1/4 cup
- Pour watermelon pieces into the blender.
- Then toss raw honey and milk in the blender.
- Blend all these ingredients at high speed until smooth.
- Drink this delicious smoothie immediately to grab their nutrients and to lose your excess weight.
This is a healthy and nutritious smoothie that contains a lot of water and minerals that help to detox the body and aid weight loss. This smoothie recipe can be modified to suit diabetics by cutting out the honey or replacing it with Stevia.