The Watermelon Lycopene Rich Smoothie

Green SmoothiesWatermelons are one of the most beloved ingredients of green smoothies. I know I am certainly a fan of them! Watermelons possess high water content; therefore, you will need to use less water in these green smoothie recipes than you would with other recipes. The rind of watermelon is rich in vitamins and nutrients, so make sure that it is added in with the watermelon when you are mixing your ingredients together.

In general, watermelons are low in most vitamins and nutrients; however, they are an excellent source of Vitamin C and beta-carotene. Watermelons are rich in lycopene. Medical studies have found that lycopene can assist in protecting the human body against developing prostate cancer, which is great for males. If you are interested in trying watermelon in your green smoothie recipes, then I have one that a friend recently share with me that I guarantee you are going to love!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to have:

  • 2 cups of chopped seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup of whole strawberries
  • 2 cups of fresh baby spinach
  • ½ of a vine tomato
  • ½ cup of purified

Each of these ingredients should be added to your blender one at a time and blended together thoroughly. This means you should blend the ingredients together on high for about 30 seconds. A single cup of this smoothie recipe only offers 181 calories, which makes it a low calorie and delicious snack. The perfect summer treat, this green smoothies are going to become one of your new personal favorites!

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