Chilled Is Best
On a hot summer day, chilled watermelon is the best thing you can do to cool down yourself.It will simply replenish your body and your soul almost instantly.
Watermelon can be used as a single fruit to consume, but also it can be mixed with bananas or other fruit, providing a delicious flavor accent in your summer smoothie recipes.
Because of the high water content of watermelon, you should use less water in your smoothies then you would normally do with other recipes, so that you get a thick and creamy texture.
While watermelons are low in most vitamins and minerals, they are a good source of vitamin C and beta-carotene (which your body synthesizes into vitamin A). Watermelons with red flesh have more lycopen than tomatoes, which is a nutrient believed to protect against prostate cancer.
They contain two interesting nutrients which are found especially abundant in citrulline and arginine.
Citrulline has been shown to boost heart health, the immune system and help with weight loss and type 2 diabetes. Arginine boosts nitric oxide in the body which helps relax blood vessels and also removes toxins from the body.
We can give you suggestion for couple of watermelon smoothies to try or modify according your needs and imagination,however, they will be simply delicious!
2 cups seedless watermelon
1 whole banana
2 cups fresh baby spinach -if you prefer (or other leafy green)
1/2 cup water if needed
How To Select Watermelons
Watermelons are a summertime staple. Select whole watermelons over halved or quartered ones since they loose nutrients once cut and stored. Watermelons rank 26 out of 100 for pesticide residue according to research conducted by the Environmental Working Group. If you do not purchase organic watermelons, I recommend that you do not include the rind in your smoothies.