The watermelon and mango smoothie is a healthy and satisfying fruit smoothie that is made using only two basic ingredients which make it a nutritious breakfast on the go. Watermelons are great for rehydrating your body during summer and mangoes are an effective remedy for heat stroke.
An abundance of water and dietary fiber in this smoothie also makes it suitable for improving digestion and relieving bloating and constipation. High level of vitamin C from mangoes helps to provide healthy and clear skin and also supports weight loss.
Watermelons contain the highest level of lycopene among all fruits and vegetables. It is a powerful antioxidant that has the ability to fight cancer – such as breast cancer and prostate cancer. Lycopene also protects the eyes from oxidative stress and reduces the risk of developing cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Vitamin C present in watermelon helps to prevent asthma and helps to maintain healthy and youthful skin.
Made up of 92% water, watermelon is loaded with electrolytes that help to prevent dehydration. Amino acid L-citrulline present in watermelon reduces muscle soreness associated with strenuous exercise and improves recovery time from workouts. Water and fiber content in watermelon aids digestion.
Mangoes are one of the richest sources of vitamin C and other antioxidants that reduce inflammation, prevent cell damage caused by free radicals and provide protection against certain types of cancer – colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, etc. High level of fiber and pectin present in mangoes lower the level of cholesterol in the blood, specifically harmful LDL cholesterol. An abundance of vitamin A in mangoes promote healthy eyesight and prevent dry eyes, cataract and night blindness.
The presence of tartaric acid, malic acid and citric acid in mangoes help to maintain the alkali reserve in the body. Special enzymes found in mangoes boost the breakdown of protein from foods which aid digestion while fiber improves elimination. The minerals and vitamins in mango along with its water content help to cool down the body and helps to recover from heat stroke.
Here is the recipe…
- Watermelon chunks – 5 cups
- Mango – 1
- Stevia Powder – 1 teaspoon
- Water – 1/4 cup (Optional)
- Cut mango into pieces and toss them in the blender.
- Then add watermelon pieces and stevia powder in the blender.
- Blend all these ingredients until smooth and pour it into a glass.
- Drink this smoothie immediately after blending to get all those nutrients and to keep yourself fit and healthy.
This is a simple and healthy fruit smoothie that can be consumed as a breakfast or lunch replacement. High water and fiber content of this smoothie make it suitable for detox and cleansing. It is a 100% vegan recipe that does not contain any dairy products. This recipe can be modified to suit diabetics by simply leaving out the sweetener.