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Energize Naturally & Support Your Hemoglobin: Beat the Coffee Crash with this Banana Watermelon Smoothie

Do you ever feel that afternoon slump hitting you after your morning coffee wears off?

If you’re looking for a natural way to energize and avoid the coffee crash, this refreshing banana watermelon smoothie is your answer.

This smoothie is packed with nutrients that can help you feel your best, all while being a healthy and satisfying alternative to sugary coffee drinks.

Why choose a banana watermelon smoothie over your usual cup of coffee?

  • Natural Energy Boost: Bananas are a great source of natural sugars and complex carbohydrates, providing sustained energy to keep you going throughout the day.
  • Supports Hemoglobin: Watermelon is rich in vitamin C and iron, for supporting red cell production and hemoglobin levels.
  • Beats the Coffee Crash: Unlike coffee, which leads to an energy crash later in the day, this smoothie provides sustained energy.

But that’s not all! This smoothie is also:

  • Refreshing and hydrating: Perfect for a hot summer day.
  • Packed with flavor: A perfect combination of sweet banana and juicy watermelon is naturally delicious.
  • Customizable: Feel free to add your favorite protein powder, spinach, or a squeeze of fresh lime juice to personalize your smoothie.

So, what’s in watermelon banana smoothie? A basic banana watermelon smoothie typically includes:

  • Banana: This adds sweetness, creaminess, and potassium to the smoothie. You can use either fresh or frozen bananas, but frozen bananas will make the smoothie thicker and colder.
  • Watermelon: This provides the refreshing and hydrating base of the smoothie. You can use fresh or frozen watermelon, depending on your preference.
  • Liquid base: This helps blend the ingredients and achieve the desired consistency. You can use water, milk (dairy or non-dairy), or even a plant-based yogurt.

Here’s a breakdown of some common variations:

  • Classic: Banana, watermelon, and water.
  • Creamy: Banana, watermelon, yogurt, and milk.
  • Sweetened: Banana, watermelon, yogurt, and honey.
  • Protein-Rich: Banana, watermelon, milk, and protein powder.
  • Green Boost: Banana, watermelon, yogurt, and a handful of spinach or kale.

Feel free to experiment with different ingredients and find your own perfect combination that suits your taste and dietary needs best!

The Watermelon Banana Smoothie Recipe

Are you ready to ditch the coffee crash and embrace natural energy?

Here’s what you’ll need to make this energizing banana watermelon smoothie (with forever lite ultra vanilla):

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana (peeled and sliced before freezing)
  • 1 ½ cups frozen watermelon chunks
  • 1/2 cup forever lite ultra vanilla
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)

Optional additions:

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Nutritional Information for Banana Watermelon Smoothie (per serving)

This nutritional information is based on the average serving sizes of the listed ingredients used in making the smoothie:

1/2 cup banana (frozen) (50g)

  • Calories: 72kcal
  • Fat: 0.4g
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Sugar: 14g

1 and half cups watermelon (frozen) (150g)

  • Calories: 45kcal
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 9g

Greek Yogurt (plain) 1/2 cup (125g)

  • Calories: 80kcal
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 4g

Almond Milk (unsweetened) 1/4 cup (60g)

  • Calories: 16kcal
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g

Total:

  • Calories: 213kcal
  • Fat: 1.6g
  • Carbs: 38g
  • Protein: 12.6g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Sugar: 27g

Additional Notes:

  • This recipe makes one serving.
  • This information does not include any additional ingredients you might choose to add, such as honey or cinnamon.
Taking it a Step Further: Supercharge Your Smoothie with Targeted Supplements

While this smoothie provides a great foundation, you can take it a step further and supercharge your energy with targeted supplements:

Iron Bisglycinate Chelate: This gentle form of iron is easily absorbed by the body and less likely to cause stomach upset.
Lactoferrin: This iron-binding protein found in milk supports healthy iron absorption and may boost your immune system.  
PureWay-C: This unique form of vitamin C offers enhanced absorption compared to traditional vitamin C, which further supports iron absorption and the immune system.

Shop our recommended iron and vitamin C supplements and elevate your smoothie game!

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add more water or ice cubes, a little at a time, if the smoothie is too thick.
  4. Taste and adjust sweetness with forever bee honey if desired.
  5. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately!

Tips:

  • Since forever lite ultra vanilla already has a sweet flavor, you might not need additional honey or sweetener in this recipe. Adjust to your taste preference.
  • You can use fresh watermelon instead of frozen, but the smoothie will not be as thick and may require adding ice cubes.
  • Feel free to add other ingredients like a handful of spinach or a squeeze of fresh lime juice for extra nutrients and flavor.

Enjoy your delicious and healthy banana watermelon smoothie. Looking for more ways to energize naturally? Here are some additional tips:

  • Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.

Now, it’s time to ditch the coffee crash and embrace the natural energy boost of this refreshing banana watermelon smoothie!

For more healthy recipe ideas, be sure to explore other smoothies on this blog:

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