Our recipe this week is Watermelon Smoothie! Did you know that watermelon is very beneficial to your hair when eaten and applied directly? The high water content of watermelon makes it wonderful for the hair.
Watermelon is a rich source of potassium, calcium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, etc. High content of vitamin C present in watermelon helps in promoting healthy hair. It also helps to boost blood circulation on the scalp to promote healthy hair growth. While, watermelon seed is very helpful to moisturize the hair
Smoothies are great home treats to make and perfect to take when the weather is hot. Enjoy this recipe.
First, every time you buy a watermelon for this purpose, cut it up in chunks and store the chunks in bags in the freezer. 2 cup portions works nicely – it is enough for one large smoothie or two small ones. That way you do not have to break apart a huge block of frozen watermelon when you need to make a smoothie.
If frozen, thaw the watermelon for 30 seconds or so in the microwave, just enough to break up the chunks and also so that it is not extremely hard. We so not want it to damage your blender. Be careful not to thaw the watermelon completely, either, because then you will lose the slushy texture. You want it in a soft frozen state.
- 2 cups frozen cubed watermelon
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon of honey or other sweetener to taste
- a few mint and/or basil leaves, if you want to take it to the next level
- Blend the watermelon and the water until smooth. Add the honey and mint and blend another 10-20 seconds until mostly smooth and the consistency of a slushy.
- Serve immediately!
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