This quick, easy and raw recipe for a watermelon smoothie is a fantastic detoxifier rich in lycopene and beta-carotene. Ideally, choose the watermelon with black seeds, which are mineral rich and contain ample amounts of zinc and selenium. Consuming a “watermelon diet” for a few days can relieve the liver and kidneys of toxic burden and flush waste from our bodies. It is also cooling for an overheated body or during very hot weather. Mint is a powerful antioxidant and blood cleanser.
- 2 cups of chopped watermelon
- Juice of 1 small lime
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint (optional)
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root (optional)
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Copyright 2011 by Jen Hoy