Watermelon Smoothie with Mint

April 29th, 2015 by Loretta Lanphier

Watermelon Smoothie with Mint

There is just nothing better on a hot summer evening than a piece of cold, thirst-quenching and sweet watermelon. Well, except a cold and wonderfully sweet watermelon smoothie with mint! I’ll admit that during the summer I’m a card-carrying watermelon junkie. Watermelon is my fav fruit and I’ve found that adding a bit of mint and vanilla to a watermelon smoothie even makes it better. Usually I’m not a huge fan of mint in smoothies, but in this case, mint gives a very flavorful “kick” to this watermelon mint smoothie. Delicious!!

Did You Know?
By weight, watermelon is the most consumed melon in the United States, followed by cantaloupe and honeydew.

A Few Important Health Benefits of Watermelon

Melons are predigested. In fact, the flesh of the watermelon is so digestible that the digestive system hardly needs to process it because of the high amount of enzymes and certain co-enzymes. In less than one minute, the fructose in melon departs the stomach. The remaining part of the fruit goes directly into the intestinal tract where it promptly fortifies and recharges the body. Eating melon can be compared to getting an intravenous nutrient therapy. Watermelon greatly reduces inflammation, helps to flush out edema, aids in weight loss, and can reduce depression. Watermelon is also able to improve the immune system and nourish vision.

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Watermelon Smoothie with Mint Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups, tightly packed, diced seedless COLD watermelon (organic is best)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh organic mint leaves
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes (if wanted)

Directions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until frothy, about one minute. Pour into a glass, and garnish with watermelon balls and some mint leaves. Serve immediately.
  2. In advance, freeze some watermelon in ice-cube trays and place a few into your smoothie.

Options: Not a fan of watermelon? Substitute fresh cantaloupe or honeydew for the watermelon.

Loretta Lanphier is a Naturopathic Practitioner (Traditional), Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Clinical Herbalist as well as the CEO / Founder of Oasis Advanced Wellness in The Woodlands TX. She has studied and performed extensive research in health science, natural hormone balancing, anti-aging techniques, nutrition, natural medicine, weight loss, herbal remedies, non-toxic cancer support and is actively involved in researching new natural health protocols and products.  A 14 year stage 3 colon cancer survivor, Loretta is able to relate to both-sides-of-the-health-coin as patient and practitioner when it comes to health and wellness. “My passion is counseling others about what it takes to keep the whole body healthy using natural and non-toxic methods.” Read Loretta’s health testimony Cancer: The Path to Healing. Loretta is Contributor and Editor of the worldwide E-newsletter Advanced Health & Wellness. Check out Oasis Advanced Wellness and our natural skin care site Oasis Serene Botanicals.

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