This really does taste like a margarita. A mouthwatering watermelon margarita, green monster smoothie style. You know, with that tangy sweetness that makes you beg for more? I think my husband bragged about this smoothie for a good 10 minutes to one of our friends who was considering green monster smoothies. This is the second summer I’ve been cutting up watermelons and sticking them in the freezer. You don’t really need it to be frozen, but I love that I can drink this out of season too with a little extra preparation.
The Nutrition: Green Monster Smoothie
Not only do you get tons of nutrients from the spinach (if you use kale, use baby kale), but watermelon is often mistaken to be full of only vitamin C. Did you know that a cup of watermelon has 1.5x the lycopene as a raw tomato? Even cooler, did you know that it is considered both a fruit and a vegetable?? Watermelon has a very interesting family tree that makes the whole watermelon edible…rind and all! Perfect for a green monster smoothie. Even more, the potassium levels are out of this world. Great to have if you’re feeling dehydrated or instead of a sports drink.
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Guys I totally love this smoothie so much, I take it hiking with me…if you haven’t thrown a smoothie in a mason jar before, START!
- 1 peeled and cored apple
- 1/4 lemon with the peel on
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 cup frozen peaches
- 2 cups frozen watermelon
- 5 pitted dates
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- dash cinnamon
- dash of salt
- 2-3 cups of orange juice (whatever is your desired thickness)
- Blend it all together!
If you aren't using a high-speed blender, blend the greens in the orange juice first and hemp seeds (unless you are using a powdered protein instead). That way you will have a smoother texture.
What’s your favorite green smoothie ingredient?
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