Keeping cool in the summer months can be a chore, but if you’re smart and use the right ingredients, you can cool yourself down while nourishing your body with essential nutrients.

This watermelon smoothie will alkalize your body, helping restore it to the state in which it functions best.

Making sure your body is in a state of alkaline is important for the following reasons-

  • Helps fight diseases
  • Reduces inflammation and the pain associated with it
  • Helps restore important nutrients.

A body high in acidity has been linked with the onset of certain diseases like heart disease, diabetes and even cancer.

So you see why this alkaline smoothie is perfect for keeping you in perfect health.

It’s not just the watermelon in this smoothie which will nourish your body. The positive effects from the other ingredients are as follows.

Coconut water – contains essential electrolytes which re hydrate you faster than water, includes lots of nutrients that are beneficial to your health including calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Bananas – are low-fat and high in fiber, great for weight loss and high in vitamin C.

Lime – aids digestion, is great for the skin and is delicious and refreshing.

To make this great-tasting and health boosting smoothie, follow the recipe below. Make sure to add lots of ice for extra refreshment!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup coconut water
  • 2 cups frozen watermelon, cut into chunks
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
 Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients into a blender and process until smooth and creamy. Add more coconut water as needed to reach desired consistency.

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