Detox, Hydrate, and Power Up!

One of the best things about this season is the sheer abundance of fruits and vegetables, and all the amazing ways you can fuel and hydrate your body. One of our favorite recipes is quick, simple and completely delicious – and it addresses multiple needs in a single glass!

Summer & Spice Smoothie

Our Summer & Spice Smoothie only has 5 ingredients, and each works to make sure you feel your very best from the first sip to the last!

WATERMELON:

Full of vitamins like Vitamin A, B6 and C… watermelon is also packed with lycopene and amino acids for healthy skin, and a healthy immune system. It also contains arginine (an amino acid), which is essential in our bodies and helps with blood circulation in the scalp. And it’s full of L-citrulline, an amino acid that helps improve blood flow. Like Viagra, L-citrulline increases blood flow to the sexual organs but without any negative side effects.

CHERRIES:

Cherries are a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals – including potassium, calcium, vitamin A and folic acid. They are also well known for their antioxidant properties. Tart cherries are one of the few natural sources of melatonin, which is responsible for the regulation of the body’s internal clock and sleep-wake cycle. Researchers believe it’s the combination of melatonin and the anthocyanins in tart cherries that might help you sleep better at night.

GINGER:

Ginger is among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It is loaded with nutrients and compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Gingerol is the main bio-active compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It has been shown to be effective against exercise-induced muscle pain, and may even have powerful anti-diabetic properties.

LEMON:

As a rich source of vitamin C, lemon juice protects the body from immune system deficiencies. Drinking lemon juice with warm water every morning helps in maintaining the pH balance of the body. Along with vitamin C, lemons are also a rich source of potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.

ICE:

Because who wants a hot drink on a hot day?

RECIPE:

1/4 large watermelon, seeded

1 cup of cherries, seeded

1 inch plug of ginger, peeled

1 lemon, peeled and seeded

2-4 cubes of ice

Toss it all in a blender and blend until smooth! Refrigerate leftovers.

Will keep for up to 3 days refrigerated.

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