The blend of watermelon and lime in this smoothie makes it a super energizing and hydrating formulation that provides complete detox and cleanses by flushing out excess toxins from the body and aiding you to slim down. The abundance of water and minerals in this smoothie also helps to relieve headaches and hangovers.
Watermelon is a potent diuretic that removes stagnant fluids from the body and reduces swelling. It also helps to flush the bladder and kidneys. The cooling and soothing effect of watermelon helps to alleviate heat exhaustion and cools the liver.
Watermelon has high water and nutrient content which makes it one of the healthiest of summer fruits. It contains a considerable amount of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, fiber, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, niacin and thiamine along with a wide range of carotenoids, phytonutrients, and lycopene. High level of potassium in watermelon flushes out toxic deposits in the kidney and lowers the concentration of uric acid in the blood which helps to prevent kidney disorders.
The cooling effect of watermelon prevents heat stroke and helps to keep you hydrated. An abundance of minerals potassium and magnesium in watermelon lowers high blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke, heart attacks, and atherosclerosis. Antioxidant lycopene can significantly reduce the risk of various types of cancer – prostate, breast, lung, colon and endometrial cancer. Beta carotene present in watermelon protects the eyes from age-related ailments such as dry eyes and glaucoma.
Lime juice not only adds a refreshing tangy taste and citrus flavor to the smoothie but also provides a wholesome amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to reduce the symptoms of cold; provides healthy and youthful skin and neutralizes free radical damage.
The citrus scent of lime aids digestion by stimulating the secretion of saliva. Acids present in lime juice clear the excretory system and helps to relieve constipation. Citric acid present in lime juice acts as a solvent that dissolves the excess amount of uric acid present in the blood and eliminates it through urine which helps to relieve pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
Here is the recipe…
- Watermelon chunks – 3 cups
- Lime juice – 2 tablespoons
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend on high speed until smooth. Serve immediately.
- Drink this tasty smoothie to shed down your weight and stay fit and healthy.
This is a healthy and refreshing smoothie suitable for weight loss and diabetics because it is extremely low in calories and does not contain any additional sweetener. The fiber and water present in watermelon helps to fill you up and keep you satiated till the next meal without adding too many calories.