Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin C and Beta-carotene (a form of vitamin A). It's also extremely high in lycopene (which gives watermelon it's beautiful colour) and is known to be protective against some types of cancer (colon, prostate) and important for heart health.
I love including raspberries in my smoothies (and in my diet in general). They are such a rich (and surprising) source of fibre at around 8g per cup. That's more than 40% of a 4-8 yr old's average fibre needs. Like watermelon they are also rich I vitamin C and other antioxidants.
Enjoy this fruit tingle smoothie and get a boost in antioxidants and fibre while you're at it.
Julia (p.s. I'd love to hear if you try this smoothie - remember to tag me on instagram @nudie_rudie_lunchbox)
Fruit Tingle Smoothie
1 cup diced watermelon
1 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup unsweetened greek yoghurt
2 tsp chia seeds
ice (if you're not using frozen fruit)
300ml no added sugar tropical juice
Makes 3 small child sized smoothies.
All all ingredients to a high speed blender and blitz until smooth. We have decorated these smoothies with puffed quinoa, toasted coconut flakes and watermelon. Fruit