This week’s recipes were a bit tricky to put together. The number of items that you can blend up in a smoothie get a little interesting, especially when my goal is to get at least two into each recipe. For today’s smoothie, I decided to start a little bold and mix bright, juicy watermelon with bold, intense arugula. Don’t let the green scare you! This is a frosty cool drink on a hot day or after a sweaty workout. The lime and mint balance out the peppery arugula, and the fruit gives it sweetness. A perfect treat for an afternoon pick me up.
Watermelon Mojito Smoothie
- 1/2 c arugula
- 2 T mint leaves
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1 T chia seeds
- 1 T agave nectar
- 1 c chopped watermelon, frozen
- 1/2 banana, frozen
- 1 1/2 c water
- Add all ingredients in order to a high-speed blender. Blend on high until smooth and frosty.
- Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!
Coconut water would also work well here for a little extra hydration. Be generous with the mint and lime if you’re scared of the arugula.
Per serving: 258 kcal, 54 g carbs, 4 g fat, 5 g protein, 13 mg sodium, 34 g sugar