How to Make a Watermelon Mandarin Smoothie
Included in this Watermelon Mandarin smoothie recipe you’ll find nutritional values that will rock your world!
First, let me point out that Watermelon is nearly 92% water. So, the secret to making a thick smoothie is to cut the watermelon into small cubes (about 1″) and freeze them beforehand. We’re making a Watermelon Mardarin Smoothie, not slushy! 😉
- 3 cups of frozen watermelon cubes
- 1 cup mandarin oranges slices (or one 11-oz can* – strained)
- 1/2 cup Water (or juice from can), Coconut Water, Almond Milk or Milk
- 1/2 cup mandarin orange yogurt (or vanilla)
- Optional: ½ tablespoon of honey for extra sweetness
Add all the ingredients to a blender
Blend until smooth and creamy
Adjust sweetness as desired
Pour into glasses (4 servings)
How to Dice a Watermelon:
Cut off small slices through the roundness on both ends
Stand up on a flat end and cut from top to bottom curving the knife along the sides as you go
Cut the skinless watermelon in half
Cut the half into 1″ thick slices, then do the same to the other half (or leave that one for slices!)
With a few slices together, turn them to crosscut, until you have the amount of cubes desired
Health Benefits Of a Watermelon Mardarin Smoothie:
Watermelon‘s high water content may help you stay hydrated while also supporting your overall health and making you feel full. They also contains a variety of minerals, including a significant amount of vitamins A and C, and Antioxidants including lycopene and cucurbitacin E.
Plus, watermelon includes plant components that may help fight cancer in some cases.
- Lycopene and citrulline may help to protect the heart by decreasing blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities may aid to prevent AMD.
- It includes chemicals that may help reduce inflammation, which has been related to a variety of diseases.
- Citrulline may aid in the improvement of exercise performance and the reduction of muscular pain.
- A number of nutrients may help to improve the health of your hair and skin.
- The fiber and water content may encourage regular bowel motions, which is good for your digestive health.
What about Madarins?
– Mandarin oranges have more beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin than regular oranges, making them a nutritious complement to your diet.
– Vitamin C’s antioxidant capabilities aid in the battle against free radicals, making it useful in the prevention of colds and essential for the normal functioning of a healthy immune system.
– Contains synephrine, a substance that inhibits the formation of cholesterol in the body, potentially lowering bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol.
– These potassium-rich foods and minerals help to reduce blood pressure.
– Doctors have discovered that mardarin helps reduce insulin, causing sugar to be stored instead of converted to fats.
Note: *A half cup of canned mandarin oranges provides you with more vitamin C (57 percent of the RDA) than its freshly peeled counterpart.
So are you ready to try this New Watermelon Mandarin Smoothie recipe? I gotta tell you, it’s one of my favorites now.
To freeze for up to 3 months, pour smoothies into airtight freezer-safe jars or containers. Allow it to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving the next day.
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“Raw or cooked, fresh, frozen, canned or even juiced produce is loaded with key nutrients such as carbohydrates, Vitamin C, A, E, folate, potassium and dietary fiber,” says Angela Ginn, registered dietitian and a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Produce is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients to fight against chronic disease, and canned or frozen fruit and vegetables can be an accessible, affordable and equally healthy option as fresh, especially when produce is out of season.” Self.com