My favorite spot to grab lunch in Laguna serves a “Watermelon Detox Smoothie” that I love, so I decided to start making my own at home. It’s a simple recipe- just watermelon, lime, green grapes, and cayenne. I love how I feel after this drink – not only is it refreshing, but it’s like I literally feel it detoxifying my stomach. (This might be due the fact that I keep putting extra cayenne pepper in mine…hey, beauty is pain, right?!)
I’ve never really thought of watermelon as being super healthy, I just thought it was really…watery. While it is true that it’s about 92% water, watermelon is also packed with vitamin A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids, making this smoothie super hydrating and detoxifying.
- 3 cups frozen watermelon (I like to cut up a huge watermelon into cubes, then freeze the cubes in large ziploc bags and keep them on hand in the freezer)
- 1 cup green grapes
- 1-2 limes, peeled & deseeded
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup water
Blend all ingredients together (I love using my Vitamix for it). Make sure you blend it really well. I’m usually all for thick smoothies, but you want this one to be thin so you make sure to get all the watermelon seeds and the lime blended so you’re not chewing it too much ;).
Hope you enjoy!