Watermelon, basil and coconut water are all very fresh flavors and is the ideal drink you will seek after a long day of farming, biking or outdoor exploration. A cup of Watermelon Basil Smoothie will cool and boost your body with water and electrolytes that were lost by perspiration.
1. Coconut Water
Coconut water contains 5 mg of natural sugar and 294 mg of potassium per cup. This is compared to sports drink that only contains half of the potassium content but 5x the amount of processed sugar. The sodium count is only 25 mg, which is significantly low in contrast to the 20-41 mg found in sports and energy drinks respectively.
Watermelon contains up of 92% water and is rich in electrolytes. It is a ideal snack during the hot months to prevent dehydration.
How To Prepare It :
- 5 cups cubed watermelon (chilled)
- ½ cup fresh coconut water (chilled)
- 4 large fresh basil leaves
1. Put all ingredients in a blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Serve immediately.
Serves : 2-3 servings
To keep your smoothie cold freeze some extra cubes of watermelon and use as “ice cubes” or you can freeze all the watermelon before blending.Also use fresh coconut water as it is pungent and more sweeter. Canned coconut water may be use as alternative.
We hope you will love this extra healthy and freshing smoothie and share it with your friends. Thank you.