Red, White and Green with kick assedness.

Sometimes, the  simplest recipes come from the bottom of the crisper. Or, with me, the desperate need to have as close to 0 food waste in my home as possible. After returning from a trip to the Kootenays, to my dismay, there was a bag of sliced watermelon still left in the fridge from nearly a week ago…..whoopsie.

I have to admit I eat the most fruit in the house, but how do you get rid of 1/2 a 10 lb watermelon for one – when it isn’t in it’s finest shape read: grainy.

Simple solution? Combine it with some goodness, add ice, blend.

So, along with the lonely cucumber at the back of the fridge and some mint from the garden….I give you a watermelon smoothie.

Quick benefits:

WATERMELON:

Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, iron, zinc, fiber, increase cardio function & blood flow with high level of amino acid – citrulline…kidney support folks! 92% water – for those of you out there that just don’t “like” the taste of water…..crazy kids.

CUCUMBER:

Source of vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium (pay attention vegans), Vitamin C, 95% water, contains 3 lignans that fight breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer, high fiber. 

MINT: 

Great for the digestive system – the aroma stimulates salivary glands, aroma is also good for indigestion and nausea. Mint oil is a stimulant, use for depression, stress or headaches. Very effective degongestant for nose, throat and lungs as well as respiratory disorders like asthma & coughs.  

Place all ingredients in blender, add ice, blend until mixed well enough to drink without lumps. Too long could heat up the fruit/veggies…warm smoothie = soup.

Enjoy!

S

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