Watermelon, Cucumber & Lemon Smoothie a.k.a. Pretty-In-Pink HYDRATION At Its Finest!

Watermelon, Cucumber & Lemon Smoothie a.k.a. Pretty-In-Pink HYDRATION At Its Finest!

It’s summer in Montreal & you know what that means? WATERMELON SEASON & also, that need for refreshing, delicious smoothies & drinks! This one is no exception!

The combination of watermelon, cucumber, zucchini & lemon is SO perfect, just the right amount of sweet & so hydrating & cooling on the body! It’s full & I mean, FULL of vitamin C & antioxidants, which are essential for glowy skin, boosting collagen production, immunity & fighting the signs of aging in all organs in the body.

WATERMELON packs tons of health benefits!

  • boosts immunity
  • heart-healthy (due to potassium content, which helps balance blood pressure)
  • relieves muscle soreness
  • promotes healthy detoxification without putting a strain on the kidneys
  • rich in vitamin A, which is crucial for eye health, protecting DNA + fighting certain cancers
  • helps soothe the GI tract, regulates pH levels, fights inflammation & relieves acid reflux
  • hydrates the body + skin

If you want to make this smoothie thicker & more nutrient-dense, I recommend adding in your fave collagen or protein powder! Either way, protein-ed up or not, this smoothie is SO refreshing & DELISH! You will LOVE it! Plus, HOW PRETTY IS IT? It’s always more fun to drink something when it looks pretty, #AmIRight?

Also, you may think I’m nuts for adding in the zucchini but trust me when I say you don’t even feel it’s there! It’s a great way to add more fibre & gut-healing benefits to the mix, while cutting back on sugar content & upping the texture & creaminess factor! Some of my other fave veggies to steam, freeze & add into smoothies are cauliflower & butternut squash!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 cups fresh watermelon
  • 4-5 slices steamed then frozen zucchini
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 tsp. pure organic vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup homemade vanilla almond milk
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • OPTIONAL: For a more nutrient-dense smoothie, add in a scoop of collagen or protein powder. You may have to adjust liquid content to thin it out a bit!

TO MAKE:

  • Add the ingredients to your blender & blend until combined.

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  • Pour into a glass & enjoy!

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