Pro tip: next time you crack open a watermelon, cut some of it into tiny cubes and freeze on tray. Toss into an airtight, freezer-proof container and use in smoothies to make them extra cold. Hey, while you're at it – buy an extra watermelon or two and freeze a whole bunch. Add some to your wintertime smoothies and those summer memories will come rushing back!
Raise your hand if you can't get enough watermelon this summer? (*raises hand*) Watermelon is a great way to naturally sweeten your green smoothie AND it adds a good dose of lycopene, Vitamins A and C, and dietary fiber into your day. Mangos give this smoothie a nice, silky texture and another boost of Vitamin A. Coconut water adds another sweet, hydrating element. And of course, the green element – spinach – is loaded with iron, vitamins and minerals. This is one refreshing, antioxidant packed green smoothie!
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 2 cups coconut water
- 1 ½ cups diced mango
- 1 ½ cups diced melon*
- Blend spinach and coconut water until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
*Any melon can be used. *Use at least one frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.