You know what’s awesome about this time of year? Along with about a billion other things, fresh watermelon is in season! I love slicing open a juicy personal-sized watermelon and eating it with a spoon for breakfast.
Another great way to eat this delicious summery fruit? In a smoothie! The combination of watermelon and strawberries in today’s Thirsty Thursday smoothie is so fruity and delightful that I’m pretty sure I could drink one of these just about everyday! Smoothies are also a perfect way to use up watermelons that have accidently been left out too long an have gone a bit mushy.
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1/4 of a personal watermelon
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 banana
- 1 T vanilla protein powder
- 1 T ground flax seeds or chia seeds
- 2 large handfuls spinach
1. Scoop the flesh out of the watermelon shell.
2. Add all ingredients to the blender, and blend until smooth, usually about 30-45 seconds.
Watermelon is mostly water, but it’s also a good source of vitamins A and C. Strawberries are also a great source of vitamin C.
Did you know that vitamin C helps your body absorb iron more effectively?? Yep, it’s true! Combining fruits rich in vitamin C with iron-packed greens like spinach is a great way to build a stronger you, and help prevent iron-deficiency anemia!
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Cheers to amazing health!