Watermelon Mint Smoothie (Dairy-Free!)
This Watermelon Mint Smoothie is absolutely perfect for these hot summer days! Delicious frozen watermelon pairs perfectly with fresh peppermint and ginger. Thanks to the addition of the two, this delicious frozen treat is also great at soothing even the most upset of tummies. It’s my new go-to!
Refreshing Watermelon Mint Smoothie to Survive the Heat!
One of the hardest things about living in the desert is remaining active during the dreaded summer months. My partner and I are desperately trying, but we’re met with much opposition!
You see, thanks to Climate Change the planet is facing record-setting heat.. for the third year in a row. Here in Arizona that brings relentless 115°F daytime highs (and a beautiful 90° at night). We tend to stay indoors.. a lot!
Playing a constant game of “AC Hopping”, it’s quite easy to avoid exercise! Heck, I refuse to even walk around to play Pokémon Go!
On a more serious note, countless hikers (human and companion-animal alike) have died this year. I’ll be lucky if I leave the house at all!
Unfortunately, missing out on regular exercise makes me grumpy, crave bad food, and sleep horribly. What is a desert-dweller to do??
Air Conditioning is a must!
This predicament brought my partner and I back to an old obsession of mine.. Racquetball!
You know? That weird hospital-looking white room in your gym? It’s used for this fun tennis-like game where players alternate hitting a rubber ball against the walls.
It may not sound like much, but give it a couple of rounds and you will be begging for more! I introduced Cameron to the sport 2 weeks ago, and we’ve been back 4 times already, haha! 🙂
Combine our competitive personalities (and the blessed AC of the gym) and we’ve found a fun, new cardio routine!
When Nausea Strikes!
Admittedly, I have a habit of letting my competitive side get the best of me.. I ended up pushing myself a little too far this past racquetball rally.
Upon arriving home, dehydrated, overheated, and nauseous, I whipped something up to help. I found some frozen watermelon balls I had been saving for a smoothie, so I improvised! The recipe is as simple as possible, to not upset a sensitive stomach any further. This watermelon mint smoothie is made entirely with healing whole foods.
- Ginger is a fantastic anti-inflammatory that aids in digestion and gastrointestinal relief
- Mint is a fantastic antioxidant with phytochemicals that aid in:
- Easing gas,
- Speeding up the digestion of food, and
- Relaxing the digestive track muscles
This amazing duo teams up with easily digestible watermelon to deliver a soothing nutritious punch! I don’t like using ice in smoothies, so frozen watermelon is perfect. If you’d like, you can use fresh watermelon and add ice.
The addition of flax also helps thicken the smoothie (watermelon is so hard to keep frozen!), but you can totally leave it out.
Overall, I was surprised at how delicious the mint and ginger paired with the watermelon! To be completely honest, I wasn’t worried about flavor; I wanted to get rid of my nausea. What I accidentally did was make a refreshing, cooling treat I would back to time and time again for the flavor!
What are you waiting for? You don’t need a stomach-ache (or any excuse for that matter!) to drink this refreshing smoothie! ;D