What are the best fruits and vegetables to quench your thirst? Well, the first is the obvious answer, watermelon, containing as much as 90% water. What you might not know, though, is celery and cucumber are also really good during those hot summer months. Tonight’s smoothie is a nice light drink that will be sure to perk you up in the coming months of heat waves and pool parties. Not to mention, its anti-inflammatory, filled with vitamin-A (the beauty vitamin) and antioxidants. Plus its a great detox drink.
Beat the Heat Smoothie:
- 1 cup pure water OR 1 cup coconut water (coconut water will help restore your electrolytes, with the benefit of magnesium and potassium and extra sweetness – I would have used it if I had any left)
- 1 large chunk of watermelon
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/4 of a cucumber
- 1 celery stalk
- 1 sprig of fresh parsley
Mix all together in a high speed blender and enjoy!
- Coconut Water (tasyasfoods.wordpress.com)
- Coconut Water: Mother Nature’s Sports Drink (yourbreak-through.com)