This exotic blend sips like a fancy cocktail, but skips the hefty bar tab. Melon is hydrating, and rich in vitamin C and anti-inflammatory lycopenes, while rosemary contributes awesome flavor and antibacterial backup. The combination makes this your secret immunity agent! Throw in the jalapeño for an added cleanse and kick. Reprinted with permission, from The Blender Girl Smoothies* © 2014, 2015 by Tess Masters. Photographs copyright © 2014 by Erin Kunkel. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
- 3 cups chopped seedless watermelon chilled
- 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
- 1 lemon peeled and seeded
- 1 1 ⁄2 teaspoons finely chopped rosemary
- 1 ⁄2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 ⁄4 cup frozen strawberries
- 5 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia plus more to taste (optional)
Optional boosters (use any or all)
- 1 ⁄2 cup frozen raw cauliflower florets
- 1 ⁄2 teaspoon cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 ⁄4 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeño chile
- Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until well combined.
Per serving: Calories: 115; Total fat: 0 g; Sodium: 4mg; Carbs 29g; Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 21g; Protein: 2g; Calcium 42mg; Iron 1 mg
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