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Health Benefits

The star of this recipe is clearly the watermelon which is technically a vegetable and part of the cucumber and squash family.  Who knew!?  This vegetable in disguise also contains high concentrations of lycopene which is a powerful antioxidant that may reduce your risk of cancer and other diseases.  Enjoy the taste, immediate uplifting perks and the long-term health benefits of this easy to make watermelon recipe.

Watermelon-Lime Berry Fusion
 
After a Memorial Day BBQ party you are typically left with watermelon and possibly a hangover. The inspiration for this smoothie came from that very situation. I wanted to create an incredibly thirst-quenching “cooler” to enjoy on a hot and humid day. Watermelon is 92% water and 8% sugar, plus it has electrolytes to help with your hangover. This incredibly refreshing beverage will perk you right up with invigorating lime, hydrating melon and sweet strawberries and raspberries.
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Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Raw
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 lime
  • ½ cup crushed ice
Instructions
  1. Place watermelon, strawberries and raspberries in blender
  2. Zest lime and set aside for garnish
  3. Squeeze lime juice into blender
  4. Add ice and blend until fully incorporated
  5. Serve immediately and garnish with lime zest and extra raspberries