Watermelon is something of a bedroom fruit. Not only is it charming to the taste buds but it nourishes the body with fiber, vitamin A, the B’s and C, along with several other nutrients including lycopene and citrulline. What is citrulline you ask? Citrulline is an amino acid whose name comes from the Latin word for watermelon, citrullus. That is not the exciting part though. Watermelon is the richest known source for this amazing antioxidant which is used as a natural alternative to Viagra . Watermelon is also rich in the antioxidant lycopene which gives watermelon it’s energetic color . This carotenoids plays a role in the prevention of several diseases including prostate cancer , coronary heart disease and aids in the health of our eyes .
As an added bonus to this smoothie I like to add maca root. Maca root is a highly nutritious food containing protein and several minerals such as iron, zinc, calcium and potassium . This Peruvian staple has been used for centuries to improve libido and fertility . Combined with watermelon, or swap out the maca root and nutritional yeast for a little vodka and you have a recipe for making whoopie.
2 cups Watermelon, cubed & frozen
1 Tbsp Raw Agave Syrup
5 Mint leaves
1 tsp Ginger, minced
1/4 cup Yogurt
1/2 Tbsp Maca Powder
1/2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
I buy a fresh watermelon, chop it up, then place in the freezer for later use. This way you do not need to add ice, and your smoothie does not become too watery.
When ready for a smoothie, place all the ingredients in a blender.
Blend till smooth. Serve right away or place in freezer till ready to serve.
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