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Stay Hydrated With This Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

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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?

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Monica Olivas started blogging six years ago to document her weight-loss journey and training for her first marathon at RunEatRepeat.com. Since then she’s conquered the half marathon and marathon (actually dozens of them) and lost 20 pounds. She shares running tips, reviews, food diaries, weight-loss features and musings about life, liberty and the pursuit of fitness on her site. Monica is a RRCA-certified running coach and ACE-certified personal trainer based out of Southern California. She is a full-time blogger, also blogging for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, and is sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE. Follow her blog for tips on healthy living and on Twitter/Instagram @RunEatRepeat.