This Month’s Super Food: Refreshing Watermelon!

Made up of about 92% water, watermelons are a surprisingly rich nutritional source. They are a great source of hydration, are very low-calorie, and manage to pack impressive levels of vitamins A, B6, and C as well as lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. Lycopene, a phytonutrient, has been positively associated with heart and bone health as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Best of all, they’re darn refreshing and delicious. For delicious proof, check out the recipe below.

 

Watermelon Smoothies

INGREDIENTS

2 cups fresh watermelon juice (buy bottled or simply make your own by blending chunks of watermelon in a food processor or blender until smooth)

1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled

1 cup ice

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1 Tablespoon honey

MAKE IT

Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into four glasses and serve.

FREEZE IT

Once blended, pour into paper cups or popsicle molds. Freeze until firm.

 

(Recipe courtesy of Southern Living)

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