Juices are a great way to pack a lot of healthy ingredients into a glass. If you’re pressed for time, a smoothie or juice is a convenient
- On-the-go breakfast,
- Snack, or
- Post-workout beverage,
and there are no limits to what you can add to one.
Watermelon smoothie makes for one of the most refreshing drinks during summers. This recipe pairs the sweet watermelon with pomegranate arils, beetroot, and orange juice.
Look for seedless watermelons, as they’re easy, as they don’t have seeds that need to be removed, and are a lot sweeter.
Watermelons are marvellous ingredients. Since they have 90 per cent water content, they are low in calories with just 30 in a 100-gram serving. Although they don’t offer significant amounts of fibre, they are a good source of vitamins C and B.
Because watermelons have that extremely high water content, the best way of ensuring a thick and creamy smoothie/juice is to freeze the fruit beforehand. You can either cube the fruit and freeze it for an hour before blending it, or better yet, cube the fruit, bag it in 3-cup portions, freeze it, and keep it at hand for whenever you want a glass of this easy and tasty recipe. The third option is to use fresh watermelon but add crushed ice instead of using frozen fruit with an amazing flavor nonetheless.
- 1 cup watermelon chopped and deseeded
- ½ cup pomegranate arils or chopped strawberries
- A small thumb size beetroot optional
- Juice of a lemon
- Crushed ice and watermelon wedges to serve
- Blend the watermelon, beetroot, and pomegranate arils in a high-speed blender. Strain.
- Add orange juice. Serve over crushed ice along with watermelon wedges.