Inspired by a delicious mojito, this Midnight Magic smoothie recipe is essential for cooling you off on a Friday evening.
Peaches: Full of antioxidants and fiber, peaches (with skin on) are great for overall health. They have been shown to improve immunity, reduce risk of cancer, and lower your cholesterol.
Blackberries: High in fiber and antioxidants, these berries have been shown to be great for gut and brain health. They have also been shown to be antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, which makes them great for preventing disease.
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.
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 blackberries in the smoothie, feel free to switch to any other berries. For the peaches, try switching to mango or maybe even a pear.
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 citrus juice (lime, lemon, or orange) or ginger for an extra zing. Feel free to add a few mint leaves as well if you want to forgo the tea.
Kick your feet up and relax with this Midnight Magic Smoothie.