Watermelon-Mint Refresher

REFRESHING

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Watermelon is the perfect fruit on hot days.  It brings back nostalgic memories for many people.  Did you know, though,  just how healthy watermelon is?

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I once read the importance of eating the colour of the rainbow.  Red fruits and vegetables are associated with the blood and heart.  Lycopene is a nutrient that is abundant in watermelon and helps with cardiovascular health.  Watermelon, in particular, also has high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C.  It is also more than 91% water so if you are looking for a way to intake those daily glasses of water, try this out as a refreshing new summer drink.  It takes minutes to make and is low in calories too.

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Cut a mini watermelon into pieces and place it in a juice jug.  Add some fresh mint leaves.  The combination of mint and watermelon goes well and mint also has its own health benefits; for example, it aids with digestion.  It will also give you a bit of a pick-me-up in the middle of the day.

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Simply use a hand blender to make a juice and serve cold.  You may wish to add 1/2-1 C of water to have a consistency that best suits you.  I like to add 1 C.  One mini watermelon will serve several cups.

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Watermelon-Mint Refresher

author: Eve@DivineDiuum

Ingredients

several leaves of fresh mint

1 mini watermelon

1 C water

 Directions

1.  Place ingredients into a juice jug.

2.  Blend with a hand blender until smooth.

3.  Serve chilled.

Calories 85

Protein  1.75 g

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