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A watermelon lemon smoothie is the perfect way to showcase and enjoy what’s great about summer. Basically, it’s delicious and helps you stay cool on the hottest of days. So how can you go through the summer without watermelon … and lemonade?
Combine the two, and you have the most refreshing drink in town. Seriously, this drink is so good my husband and I both wanted more. Unfortunately, I only got enough watermelon to make one for each of us.
It’s a delicious drink that goes with a meal. Or you can make them for an afternoon pick-me-up. It’s basically good at any time of day. Another delicious summer drink is this lemonade smoothie.
I’m not a huge fan of blazing hot, humid weather, but these watermelon lemon smoothies make it tolerable. They cool you from the inside out.
I have fond memories of eating watermelon from a very early age. A wave of nostalgia washes over me every time I taste it.
My grandfather grew watermelons on his farm, and they were the best I’ve ever had. I’ll never forget those hot summer days when he and another strong person would carry one of the just-picked watermelons over to the concrete picnic table to cut it. Everyone would stand and watch in anticipation of biting into the juicy melon.
It was so delicious and refreshing. Because of this, I look forward to watermelon season, even though I have to put up with the hot weather that comes with it.
We didn’t even think about the health benefits other than the fact that we quenched our thirst with the naturally sweet deliciousness. But there are quite a few benefits.
Benefits of Watermelon
According to Healthline.com, watermelon has a boatload of benefits. First of all, it’s hydrating. Watermelon also contains lycopene, vitamin C, and potassium. It also contains quite a few other vitamins that keep your body in good form, so you need to take advantage of watermelon season and eat as much as you can.
Lycopene is good for you on so many levels. It’s promotes healthy arteries by helping to prevent them from getting clogged by plaque. And in some cases, it helps reduce blood pressure. In other words, lycopene is a heart-healthy nutrient.
Watermelon Lemon Smoothie Ingredients
These watermelon lemon smoothies don’t have many ingredients. All you need are watermelon, lemon, a sweetener (honey, sugar, or sugar-substitute), and crushed ice.
How to Make a Watermelon Lemon Smoothie
Put all of the ingredients into the blender and turn it on. It’s that simple.
It’s basically a two-step process that delivers the most amazing refreshing deliciousness.
How to Serve Watermelon Lemon Smoothies
Serve this delicious drink to your family at mealtime, and they’ll thank you over and over.
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- 3 cups of cut watermelon (seedless or remove seeds)
- 1 large lemon
- 2 tablespoons of honey or other sweetener
- 2 cups of crushed ice
- Put all of the ingredients in the blender, turn it on, and blend until the mixture is smooth.
- Pour the smoothies into two glasses and garnish with watermelon and lemon slices.
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Amount Per ServingCalories 147 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 6mg Carbohydrates 39g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 33g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 2g