Did you know that Wtermelon is 92 % water ? Additionally it is nutrient-rich , including vitamins A, B6, B1 and C and antioxidants (Lypocene ,cucurbitacin E ) . Did you know that lycopene and citrulline in watermelon may support heart health by decreasing blood pressure and cholesterol ? Also Citrulline, may enhance athletic performance and lessen soreness in the muscles. Did you know that The watermelon compound lycopene may protect the eyes from macular degeneration ? Today we will go over two fresh watermelon lemonade juice and smoothie recipes and show you the benefits of drinking watermelon  juice and smoothie  .

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How Do You Make Frozen Watermelon Smoothie/Juice ? (Recipes )

Watermelon Strawberry Lemon Smoothie Recipe  :

Total time: 5 mins
Dietary preferences: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free

Ingredients :

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (350 mL)  fresh watermelon (cubed , seeds removed)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 medium banana ( chopped and frozen)
  • The juice of 1 medium lemon (~30 ml)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml / 4 fl oz) unsweetened almond milk

Nutritional values (per serving) :

Serving : 250ml  calories : 182 ; protein 5g; carbohydrates 30g ; fat 7 g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 48mg.

Method : 

Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy! (adding more almond milk to thin) Have a wonderful day and stay healthy!


Watermelon Lemonade Juice Recipe  :

Total time: 3 mins
Dietary preferences: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free

Ingredients :

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (350 mL) cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup / 4 Tbsp Monk Fruit Sweetener Or 1/2 Cup + 2 1/2 Tbsp Erythritol
  • 6 cups ice cubes

Nutritional values (per serving) :

Serving : 250ml  calories : 54 ; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 14g ; fat 1 g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 25mg.

Method : 

  • Blend together chopped watermelon and lemon juice in blender until very smooth.
  • Pour into large pitcher. Add sugar and cold water and stir well.
  • Pour over ice and enjoy!


What Are The Benefits Of Watermelon Smoothie And Juice ?

Watermelon is said to have initially been cultivated in Northeast Africa approximately 4,000 years ago.

Now What Are The Benefits Of Drinking Watermelon Smoothie Or Juice ?

Watermelon smoothie/juice Benefits :

  • Naturally helps you to stay hydrated : Watermelon contains 92 % of water, making it an easy way to remain hydrated and benefits your overall health . Furthermore, because to its high water content, this melon has a low calorie density, which may improve weight control by keeping you feeling full for longer.

  • Nutrients-dense and high in plant compounds : Watermelon has a variety of vitamins, including high levels of vitamins A and C. It also includes antioxidants such as lycopene ,carotenoids and cucurbitacin E  .Watermelon is also high in citrulline, an amino acid that may increase athletic performance.

  • Rich in Antioxidants & Anti-Inflammatory Properties : Watermelon is loaded with lycopene and cucurbitacin E an antioxidant . Some studies show it my have potential cancer-fighting properties , such as colorectal and prostate cancer . Also Lycopene, vitamin C, and antioxidants found in watermelon may reduce oxidative stress damage and inflammation.

  • Can improve heart health : Watermelon’s lycopene and citrulline (increase nitric oxide levels and causes your blood vessels to dilate) may improve heart health by reducing cholesterol and blood pressure. Wich it may reduce your chance of having a heart attack . Watermelon also contains magnesium, potassium( helps fight heart diseases) , and vitamins A, B6, and C, all of which are beneficial to the heart.

  • May have benefits for your eyes : Lycopene’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities may aid in the prevention of Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and keeps the retina protected . Also One medium slice of watermelon provides 9-11 % of your daily vitamin A requirements. This vitamin is essential for maintaining the health of your eyes. Source : pubmed.ncbi

  • Could benefit skin health : Watermelon’s vitamins A, B6, and C keep your skin soft, smooth, and elastic. Vitamin A is also essential for healthy skin since it aids in the formation and repair of skin cells. On the other side Vitamin C, whether consumed or administered topically, aids in the production of collagen, a protein that keeps your skin supple and your hair strong.

  • Could aid digestion : Watermelon’s fiber and water content may benefit your digestive health by promoting regular bowel movements.

Is Frozen Watermelon Good For Smoothies ?

The short answer is Yes . Frozen watermelon is ideal for smoothies and may provide a flavor of summer even during the coldest months of the year. Surprisingly, despite its high water content, it can be frozen for smoothies. But Can you freeze watermelon chunks ?  Yes . So How ?

Follow these simple steps to freeze your watermelon :

  • Wash the watermelon well. If needed, use a vegetable brush.
  • Cut the watermelon into tiny pieces or balls.
  • Take out all the seeds.
  • Place the pieces on a baking sheet so that they do not touch.
  • Place the tray in the freezer and flash-freeze the pieces for a few hours, or until they are hard.
  • Put the watermelon pieces in a freezer-safe container or storage bag, then store it in the freezer.

What Fruit Mixes Well With Watermelon ?

Watermelon complements a wide range of fruits Vegetables Nuts Herbs and Spices :

  • Fruits : Pineapple, Pomegranate, Strawberries, Raspberries, Lemon , Passionfruit ,Grapefruit , Blackberries, Grapes , Blueberries , Coconut , Papaya , Mango and Banana .

  • Veggies : avocado ,ginger , red onion, spinach , cucumber , jalapeno , lettuce and corn .

  • Herbs and Spices : Mint, basil, cilantro, watercress, rosemary, kaffir lime leaf, parsley, cinnamon, cumin, salt, chili, lemongrass, fennel

Watermelon Nutrition Facts

Watermelon is largely made up of water (91 %) and carbohydrates (7.5 % ).Watermelon has 12 grams of carbohydrates per cup (152 grams) . It has nearly little protein or fat and has an extremely low calorie count.

The nutrients in 2/3 cup (100 grams) of raw watermelon are. The following nutrition information is provided by the USDA.

  • Calories: 30
  • Water: 91%
  • Protein: 0.6 grams
  • Carbs: 7.6 grams
  • Sugar: 6.2 grams
  • Fiber: 0.4 grams
  • Fat: 0.2 grams



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Featured image credit : Sliced red sweet watermelon on black stone background by Marco Verch under Creative Commons 2.0

Disclaimer : This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. smoothiesjuice.com does not claim responsibility for this information.

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