The Refreshing Watermelon Smoothie That’s Good For Your Gut Thanks to a special ingredient, this smoothie is a health-boosting beverage. We hear you — it’s summer, it’s hot out, and all you want to do is drink something (anything!) that will help you cool down and provide some much-needed energy.
The solution? An ice-cold fruit smoothie, amped up with probiotic-rich kefir. Kefir, a fermented drink that tastes a little like thinned-out tangy yogurt, contains protein to satisfy hunger and probiotics to keep your gut healthy and your immune system thriving. Other potential perks: Consuming it may help keep your abs flat and your mood up — plus, it makes an easy addition to summer smoothies. Try this mix that celebrity nutritionist Keri Glassman, RD, shared at a recent Yahoo Health event (check out our Instagram for behind-the-scenes pictures). It’s an antioxidant-packed beauty that’s great to sip when the temp spikes.
- 1 cup Lifeway Kefir, plain
- ½ cup cucumber, sliced
- 1 cup watermelon, frozen and cubed
- ½ cup strawberries
- 1 teaspoon fresh mint leaves
Place ingredients in a blender and blend until desired thickness.