Is a smoothie a dish?
I don’t know but I decided to make this recipe part of my favorite Summer dishes series 🙂
That is because I am having this smoothie every single day, either for breakfast or as afternoon snack and I just looooove it.
It’s as simple as all my recipes and has two ingredients: Watermelon and cucumber.
I use half of a medium sized watermelon and one entire cucumber to get around 1 1/2 – 2 liter of this delicicous smoothie. Just cut the melon and the cumcumber into pieces, put them in your high speed blender and blend until no pieces are left (no added water – there is plenty of water in the cucumber and the melon). Make sure to use organic cucumber or, if not, peel it. However, when peeled you will loose lots of the great nutrients.
This smoothie definetly is the most refreshing one in Summer, especially when you put the watermelon in your fridge before making this drink. And, like all my recipes, it’s not only super easy to make but its also encredible healthy.
Watermelon has plenty vitamin A and C plus iron (great news for vegans ;)). Furthermore, it’s 95% water but has almost no sodium which makes it the perfect fruit to clean your kidney. And by the way, also the seeds are stuffed with vitamins and minerals so if you don’t mind them – blend them in your smoothie too!
Cucumber has different B-vitamins, vitamin C and E plus calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium and potassium. But as mentioned above – these nutrients are in the skin so make sure to purchase organic cucumber and eat the peel so that your body can enjoy all the nutrients – and not the pesticides.
What is your favorite Summer smoothie? I would love to know 🙂
Sending much love!