Watermelon and Coconut Smoothie

Watermelon and Coconut Chill-Out

Here’s another juice that provides nutrients you might be missing if you’re following a restrictive slimming plan.

Coconut milk has unique flavours and aromas and immediately conjures up images of blue skies, even bluer seas, and palm trees.

Just the sight of a slice of watermelon is enough to make you think of summer. Add the ginger for a final taste of the tropical Spice Islands.

 

watermelon-and-coconut-chill-out Serves 2-4

900g or 2lb watermelon

125ml or 4fl oz coconut milk

2 pinches ground ginger

 

1. Peel, de-seed and cube the watermelon.

2. Put into a blender with the coconut milk.

3. Whizz until smooth.

4. Serve with the pinches of ground ginger on top.

 

Vital statistics

Though watermelon is not renowned for its nutrient content, it’s a traditional cooling food that does contain potassium, folic acid, and small amounts of other vitamins. Coconut milk, however, provides calcium, magnesium, and potassium – all essential minerals. The ginger is a great circulatory stimulant. This juice will stimulate your metabolism and help speed up the weight-loss process.

 

20. April 2011 by Sue
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