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Hydrating Watermelon Mint Slush Recipe

Summertime is coming quickly and on those hot and humid days, staying hydrated should be your main priority. What better way to stay frosty than with watermelon and cooling mint.



Ingredients

Watermelon: With 92% water, watermelon is a great fruit for keeping you hydrated all summer long. It is also high in vitamin C and antioxidants, great for keeping you healthy and your immune system strong.


Strawberries: High in fiber and antioxidants, these berries have been shown to be great for gut and heart health. They have also been shown to help reduce inflammation and regulate blood sugar.


Mint tea: Mint leaves contain menthol which is what gives it its cooling effects. While research on peppermint tea is limited, peppermint oil has been shown to help individuals with IBS and therefore mint tea may share the same benefits.


Honey: Honey adds a little bit of sweetness if your watermelon is a little bland. If you have a particularly sweet watermelon, feel free to leave this out. Honey also has prebiotic benefits which is exactly what our gut needs. Raw honey also has been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits.


Flaxseed meal: Sprinkle in some flaxseed meal to sneak in omega-3s, some protein, and soluble fiber. Choosing ground flaxseed makes them easier to digest



Smoothie Variations

Liquids: Not a fan of mint? Try ginger tea. If you don't want to use tea, try coconut milk or almond milk.


Fruits: For the strawberries in the smoothie, feel free to switch to any other berries. For the watermelon, try switching to any other melon.


Protein: As we know, protein will keep you full for hours after consuming, so if you want to add some to this smoothie, try protein powder or Greek yogurt.


Additives: If you don't want to use honey, try stevia or maple syrup. Add some lime juice or ginger for an extra zing. Feel free to add a few mint leaves as well if you want to forgo the tea.


Stay hydrated and cool this summer with this Hydrating Watermelon Mint Slush.



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