What better way is there to celebrate National Watermelon Day?

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Happy National Watermelon Day!

Did you have this important holiday circled on your calendar? I did.

It’s actually one of my favorite days of the year for a few reasons:
A.) Watermelon is my favorite food.
B.) Watermelon has a lot of vitamins.
C.) Studies have shown that watermelon can help with recovery from workouts.
D.) Watermelon is my favorite food. Oh, did I already mention that? Well, it bears repeating.

Source: Watermelon.org
Source: Watermelon.org

Watermelon is 92 percent water so it’s great for hydration. And it has anti-oxidants from lycopene and vitamins B6 and C. I’ve read a few studies that cite watermelon as helpful in recovery from hard workouts too. Boom!

This is all just a cherry on top because I’d eat it no matter what—it’s so good!

Today I’m sharing a delicious watermelon smoothie recipe. This is a great snack or post-recovery drink since it has water in the form of my favorite red fruit and greek yogurt which provides protein to help with muscle recovery and keeps you full and satisfied.

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Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup watermelon
  • 1 container Key Lime Greek Yogurt*
  • Ice–add a few to thicken and keep it cold

Directions: Mix all ingredients in a blender. Drink. Run. Repeat.

*You can use your favorite flavor yogurt. I chose the lime because it compliments the watermelon and is super refreshing on a hot day like today.

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Question: Are you eating watermelon today?