Watermelon Yogurt Smoothie

Recipe: Watermelon Yogurt Smoothie

During those hot summer days, a frosty drink made from sweet and juicy watermelon, tart lime, refreshing mint, and tangy yogurt is the perfect treat.

Watermelon is a great source of lycopene, which may help protect against wrinkle-causing sun damage. And yogurt is one of my top ten beauty foods for its high content of calcium, which may help keep teeth strong and aid in nail growth.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen watermelon
  • Juice of one lime (around 2 tablespoons)
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
  • ½ cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt

Instructions:

In a blender, blend all ingredients and blend until smooth. Add water one tablespoon at a time if needed to create a smooth consistency.

Yields 2 servings

Per serving: 104 calories, 5.9 g protein, 21.2 g carbohydrates, 1.4 g fiber, 16.2 g sugars, 0.3 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 21 mg sodium, 85 mg calcium, 0 g omega-3 fats, 1335 IU vitamin A, 18.4 mg vitamin C, 0.1 mg vitamin E, 1.9 mg iron, 0.3 mg zinc

Lisa Drayer, M.A., R.D.,
is the author of THE BEAUTY DIET and STRONG, SLIM, and 30! For more of Lisa’s Beauty Bites, visit www.lisadrayer.com.

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