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Kiwi Watermelon Smoothie

photo of kiwi watermelon smoothie

Kiwi Watermelon Smoothie

Description:

Kiwi Watermelon Smoothie, refresh your palate with this remarkable thirst quencher.

Ingredients:

2 medium kiwi peeled
2.5 cups of watermelon chunks
6 oz glass of crushed ice (optional)

pic of sliced kiwi fruit melon and whole kiwi

Kiwi fruit and watermelon slices

Directions

  1. Place kiwi, crushed ice and watermelon into blender
  2. Puree until kiwi and watermelon are smooth
  3. Pour into a desired cup or glass and enjoy this surprising thirst quencher

Preparation time: 12 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Total time: 13 minutes
Servings: 2

Chef Ann Tips for Kiwi Watermelon Smoothie

This thirst quenching Kiwi Watermelon Smoothie is wonderful with or without the crushed ice. You may also refrigerate and enjoy hours later. This smoothie is perfect for any time of day!

The Benefits of Kiwi fruit

Vitamin K is considered to be a fat-soluble vitamin, which is present in the intestines of the human body. The most vital role that vitamin K plays is in controlling blood clotting and preventing blood loss during injury. Vitamin K also helps in assisting the absorption of calcium content from food, which helps in the formation and maintenance of healthy bones.

Kiwi fruit; another great antioxidant loaded with vitamins and minerals that do the body good! This little furry fruit packs more vitamin C than a medium orange! Read more in my blog, “The Benefits of Kiwi Fruit“.

Minerals like potassium and flavonoids and vitamins B9, C, E and K play a key role in this powerhouse fruit. Eating kiwi 2 to 3 times a week is good for your health. People who have a history of kidney stones may need to stay away or eat them sparingly. My blog will give you more insight.

FYI on Watermelon

Watermelon and summertime go hand in hand. Most watermelons contain about 6% sugar and 90% water. Another good source of vitamin C measuring about 8.1 mg. The pulp of the watermelon has 112 mg of potassium.

In my quest to know more about this delicious fruit, I find that eating the rind as well as the flesh is most beneficial to your health. Citrullus is an amino acid found in watermelon rinds. It’s important to note that eating the rinds causes the amino acids to convert to arginine in the body.

Arginine, is a precursor of nitric oxide, which is another amino acid. Arginine is essential in the human diet. Making sure that our vital organs, arteries, glands and tendons are functioning properly. When we deprive our bodies of arginine, symptoms of exhaustion, dizziness and frazzled nerves will persist.

  • Eating watermelon can help promote better sleep, which can lead to a better change in one’s mood.
  • Aids in insulin absorption, which is great for diabetics.
  • Supports growth of the osteoblast (the major cellular component of bone). This is very important in regard to osteoporosis; the Mayo Clinic says “Osteoporosis affects men and women of all races“.
  • Amino acid in watermelon increases elasticity of blood vessels and lends support to women who struggle with hot flashes.

Eat up my friends, you have so many good reasons to enjoy eating watermelon while the season is upon us.

Additional information

The Benefits of Kiwi Fruit | The Benefits of Vitamin C | What are Flavonoids? | Osteoblast – wiki