Summer in DC means it’s hot, hot, hot. But it also means we get an influx of fresh fruit, which I love to integrate into my diet. Another thing I love? Cooling off in the sweltering heat with a cold smoothie.
I recently read an article in Women’s Health about how effective watermelon is in reducing muscle soreness after a hard workout. According to the article, “Watermelon contains an amino acid called L-citrulline, which boosts blood flow—so drinking it may help your muscles get more oxygen, which means they can repair themselves faster.” Basically, eating watermelon or drinking watermelon juice before exercising means you’ll recover faster!
I personally love eating watermelon, but I can never finish an entire melon by eating it only as chunks. I started looking for other ways to consume this healthy fruit and came across this super easy and tasty smoothie recipe from AddAPinch.com. What’s great about this recipe is that it also includes blueberries – another wonder-fruit for our legs. Blueberries contain antioxidants that help strengthen and protect the walls of our capillaries and larger blood vessels, and they can be beneficial in the treatment and prevention of varicose veins, spider veins, swelling, edema and more. So, basically your legs and circulatory system are both gonna love this smoothie.
Blueberry-Watermelon Smoothie Recipe
3 Cups Blueberries
3 Cups Watermelon, cubed
1.5 cups Ice
1 cup Greek yogurt (optional)
Add fruit to a blender and blend on high. Add ice and yogurt (if desired) and blend until smooth.
Recipe from AddAPinch.com