You know the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But maybe you should consider a watermelon smoothie instead!
Watermelon is high in antioxidants, carotenoid lycopene and phenolic antioxidants, vitamin A (beta-carotene), B6 and C, potassium and magnesium. It's great in the summer heat for your skin and hair! Staying hydrated helps you feel more energized, which also helps you feed your skin from the inside out.
A Cooling & Refreshing Summer Watermelon Smoothie
Makes 12 ounces
- 2 cups cubed watermelon
- 1/2 cup cubed rhubarb
- optional: cucumber which is also super hydrating
- optional: wild frozen blueberries, which are also super antioxidants and needed for cell renewal in the summer sun
- 10 leaves of fresh mint (optional but yummy)
Put all the ingredients together in a blender. You can add an ice-cube if you want it colder, but since watermelon is already mostly water, the more ice you add, the thinner and less flavorful it will be.
Blend it and pour in a glass to enjoy. Add an extra leaf of mint for looks. It tastes even better when you get a whole watermelon going and share with your friends.
Photo Credit: Torkil Stavdal