This simple watermelon strawberry smoothie contains fresh watermelon, frozen strawberries, banana, lime, and chia seeds. It’s refreshing, hydrating, and the perfect smoothie for breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up.
The addition of lime adds a tart kick that offsets the sweetness of the fruit. Almond milk and banana create a creamy texture, and chia seeds add extra nutrition for healthy glowing skin.
Ingredients - serves 2
- 1 ½ cups fresh watermelon (cubed, seeds removed)
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 medium ripe banana (previously peeled, chopped and frozen)
- ½ - ¾ cup unsweetened plain almond milk
- 1 medium lime (juiced)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 sachet of Watermelon Vitamin C Zooki for a zingy, melon twist and daily dose of vitamin C
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.
- You can add more almond milk to thin, or more frozen strawberries or ice to thicken.
Watermelon is rich in fibre, which is essential for maintaining regular bowel movements and healthy digestion. Our skin is a reflection of our internal health, so having optimal digestion is key for achieving nourished, glowing skin. Watermelon is also full of antioxidants such as lycopene and Vitamins C and A which help reduce the free radicals that can slow down the signs of ageing.
They have strong astringent, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties that can protect your skin from UV rays, and delay the appearance of ageing skin. They contain the antioxidant ellagic acid, which prevents collagen breakdown - one of the major causes of wrinkle formation.
Bananas work to nourish and hydrate the skin as they’re rich in potassium and moisture. They’re also high in Vitamin A, which helps to restore moisture, smooth and repair rough, dry skin. Last but not least, they are another great source of fibre.
Lime is another source of Vitamin C and flavonoids, the antioxidants that help to strengthen your body’s natural collagen production.
Chia seeds are rich omega-3 and omega-6. These two healthy fats have been shown to help restore the skin's moisture barrier, especially in those with dry skin conditions. Chia seeds are also great for digestive health.
Watermelon-flavoured Vitamin C Zooki supports your immune system, fights tiredness and fatigue, and helps with healthy skin and psychological function. The tangy, fresh watermelon flavour will add a sweet burst of flavour and nutrients to your smoothie.