It’s Meal Monday. I love exploring recipes. Some of us are already facing the heat, the tanning, the melanin vibes and all. Summer cannot be complete without a healthy summer drink. It’s sad that we are stuck inside the house. This lock down is no longer funny. Well, I was able to come up with a smoothie recipe on the show today Did you see the Live Show?
Watermelon: have become synonymous with summer and picnics, and for good reason. Their refreshing quality and sweet taste help to combat the heat and provide a guilt-free, low maintenance dessert (medical news today). Many studies suggest that consumption of plant foods like watermelon decreases the risk of a lot of diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and asthma. With watermelon you have a consistent hydration because it contains 90% water.
Cucumber: long, lean, and green, the refreshing cucumber is one of the most popular garden vegetables. Technically, it’s a fruit from the same family as watermelons and pumpkins, but most people consider it a veggie. A serving of cucumber — one-half a cup — is about 8 calories. They have small amounts of vitamin K and Vitamin A and are about and are about 95% water. They also have several phytonutrients (plant chemicals) called lignans. Cucumber is considered to be a super vegetable due to its nutrient value including protein, fat, magnesium, carbohydrates, iron, and phosphorus, Vitamin A, B, C and B2. There are 35,100 to 486,700 parts per quadrillion linoleic acid. It has high water content and it is often included in low carb diet for people who want to go for a weight loss program. All the nutrients found in cucumber makes it a beneficial for healthy living.
Pineapple: research suggests that the bromelain in pineapple may help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular conditions such as thrombosis by helping prevent blood clotting. However, more research is required before a clear link between pineapple and heart health can be established. Pineapple is high in fiber which is important for a healthy digestive system.
Lime: the health benefits of lime are numerous and include weight loss, improved digestion, reduced respiratory disorders, enhanced immunity, and relief from constipation. Lime is also used in the treatment of scurvy, piles, peptic ulcer, gout and gums. It also aids in skin and hair care, and eye care and may help lower the risk of developing cancer.
A cup of frozen water melon
A cup of pineapple
A cup of cucumber
1/2 SQUEEZED lime juice
All items, washed, chopped
Add your frozen fruit to a blender and blend with the lime/lemon juice
Simple and straight forward.
Did you enjoy reading this article?…