I know it sounds odd but I felt like having something red to eat / drink the other day and when the urge takes me its best to just stand back and let me do my thing. I used to be very in tune with what my body needed nutritionally prior to the constant exhaustion that came with having 3 mini people. I am trying to tune back into myself so to speak and it seems to be happening, slowly.
My creation sounded a bit odd to me but I followed my instincts and hey presto I had a red smoothie. Interestingly enough this actually tasted really good. Of course I need to tell you a little about the nutritional benefit before I give you the recipe because well that’s what I do!
Watermelon is of course delicious when ripe as well as very refreshing. It’s a great way to add water and nutrients to a smoothie. It contains vitamins A, B6 and C and also interesting to know lots of lycopene so has anti ageing effects.
The red pepper contains vitamin C and has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
The berries are full of vitamin C, fibre, and have been said to help reduce mental decline with age when eaten regularly. My grandmother had Alzheimer’s so naturally this is a concern and anything that helps reduce the onset is great in my books.
I got to take my nutribullet that I got off a great site called etefy.co.uk for a spin which was great. This smoothie is tasty, super fast and easy to make.
2 small slices of watermelon
Half a red pepper
100g Black Forest Berries, frozen (one of the premixed and frozen ones as it make life easier)
Slice the pepper, chop the water melon and throw into a small nutribullet cup.
Blitz, then add in the frozen berries and serve.
See what did I tell you it’s so easy, enjoy!