A Cooling & Refreshing Watermelon Smoothie
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.
Jeanette Bronée, CHHC, AADP is a Self-Nourishment Counselor and the Founder of Path for Life and the online Self-Nourishment Program. Over a decade she has been working with clients one-on-one in her private practice, to not only improve their physical and emotional wellbeing, but also help them change their habits, which is the foundation for us actually getting healthy. Her nine-step method integrates the three key essentials Bronée has found drive real change in people's lives: food knowledge, mindfulness and habit shifting. Bronée's approach to health and weight loss is self-nourishment. When we stop fixing ourselves, and start learning how to make choices and live from a perspective of self-care and self-love, health becomes our life-style and we thrive. She also believes healthy food has to nourish all our senses. Check out her recipes on the blog at Path for Life.
Her new book, "Eat to Feel Full (and Nourish Yourself for Good)", is a beginner's guide to self-nourishment, offering a combination of food knowledge, insights into the habits that block our efforts to transform, and practical techniques for developing a mindful, healthy relationship with food..
Photo Credit: Torkil Stavdal