Most summer mornings I make a smoothie of some kind. I love how refreshing they are after a morning run, and how quick they are too (especially after I spend too much time leisurely drinking coffee). My friend’s mom was recently telling me how she blended watermelon and ice together for a delicious drink. I thought that sounded like a perfect opportunity to make a breakfast out of my left over watermelon. I added French Vanilla protein powder (1 scoop) to a cup of watermelon and got a wonderful breakfast out of the deal. I’ve been trying to get my hands on every watermelon in sight since then.
1) Blend 1-1.5 cups fresh watermelon with 1 scoop Vanilla protein powder until smooth. That’s it!
The hubs and I just got back from playing basketball at the YMCA and I could really use a watermelon smoothie now! Don’t be fooled, by “play” I mean I ran around and made 1 shot. I’m so bad.
Did you know that early explorers first used watermelons as canteens? How cool is that?! Now, for the more important information: watermelon has more lycopene than tomatoes, has lots of fiber,vitamins A and C, and even potassium! It’s super refreshing since 91% of a watermelon is…well…water. Some studies (albeit very small studies) even show it can soothe muscle soreness–probably because of the way it increases circulation.
As if we needed reasons to eat more watermelon! I just love it and have been known to eat it atop a cucumber, with goat cheese, mint, and a little balsamic for lunch. Trust me– it’s delicious and filling!
What is your favorite summertime fruit?