Beat the Heat Smoothie

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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!

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4 thoughts on “Beat the Heat Smoothie

  1. Dear Om Girl,
    your blogging is for the good cause – cheers for that!
    and I hope, you allow me to share the following:

    Watermelon is the one of those fruits that should always be eaten on its own. It is wise to consider it as a stand alone meal and not a substitute for ‘a drink’. Because of high content of sugar one shouldn’t “spoil” good cucumber’s / celery’s pH benefits by adding that big sweet chunk to a smoothie. It just defeats the purpose of adding high alkaline greens while bombarding it with melon’s sugar. Plus there is enough sugar from blueberries and coconut water in it already. With all that taking to consideration this cocktail shouldn’t be considered as a ‘detox drink’ in any way.
    Adding fruits to make veggie juice more appealing is not a road to health success.
    Adding carrot or beet – is an option. Small green apple – could be a choice. But all those ‘sweeter vegg. extras’ should be added in moderation, just to offset that ‘blah’ taste for the beginners.
    The best way to train commonly acidic, sugary craving (generally American) palate in order to enjoy your green alkaline drink is to add lime or lemon [& ginger for the brave ones;) w/ small orange or little bit of pineapple]. It is opposite of sugar, of course, but it has that “ahhaa!” tang that can deceive sugary dependent brain;).

    Namaste

    • Thank you so much for the comment and wisdom! While I do understand the teaching of food combining and the issues of having fruit with vegetables because of the metabolic rate of sugars, it is not something that I worry so much about. At least for the purpose of this blog, which is to help people see there are better ways to live, food combining theory is advanced and turns people off from wanting to drink a smoothie.
      But, again, thank you, as it definitely is an issue that should be mentioned for people who are concerned!

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