Summer drinks – Minty Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie
The last week, I’ve notice that social media and my Instagram feed have been flooded with statuses on “the end of the summer drawing near”. Instead of looking at it as the end of sun, warmth, holiday and tropical treats, let us keep our bodies and minds in their summer’s best with those seasonal foods that are still out there, and on the cheap!
This Minty Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie is one of the easiest and most refreshing drinks this season while packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and other healthy nutrients. It’s perfect for Monday morning or any low moments in the week to remind your body that summer energy is still around.
The ingredients are simple and should still be abundantly on offer at your local groceries or supermarkets
A box of strawberries cost €1-2 here in Holland. They are known for heart-healthy antioxidants, skin benefits, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium contents.
Watermelon, thanks to its high water content, is the number 1 hydrating fruit while containing tonnes of vitamins C, A, and antioxidants
Add some chia seeds or any other #superseeds such as flax- or hemp-seeds to boost your glass with extra protein, healthy fats, and fiber. I usually drink smoothie in the morning, just after my sunrise workout and before breakfast.
An easy breezy smoothie when strawberries and watermelon are at their best!
- 200 gram strawberries
- 500-600 gram watermelon (about 1/4 of a small one)
- 2 tbsp (~20gr) chia seeds
- 1 tbsp lime juice (~1/2 lime)
- 1 handful fresh mint leaves
- 2/3 cup (~160ml) milk of choice
- 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger (Optional!)
Put everything in a blender or Nutribullet
Blend for about 15-second until liquid
Garnish with mint and fresh strawberries
One glass contains 342mg Potassium Vit A 21.5% daily value Vitamin A, 102% DV Vitamin C; 12.5% DV Calcium and 6.3% DV for iron