Watermelon Smoothie With Ginger and Lime

Watermelon smoothie
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 smoothie
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
96 Calories
0g Fat
24g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 96
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 29mg 147%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 361mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This quick, easy, and raw recipe for ​a watermelon smoothie is a fantastic detoxifier rich in lycopene and beta-carotene. Ideally, choose the watermelon with black seeds, which are mineral rich and contain ample amounts of zinc and selenium.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped watermelon

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice, from 1 small lime

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint, optional

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Health Benefits

  • Consuming a “watermelon diet” for a few days can relieve the liver and kidneys of toxic burden and flush waste from our bodies.

  • Watermelon is cooling for an overheated body or during very hot weather.

  • Mint is a powerful antioxidant and blood cleanser.