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?
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.
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.
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.
several leaves of fresh mint
1 mini watermelon
1 C water
1. Place ingredients into a juice jug.
2. Blend with a hand blender until smooth.
3. Serve chilled.
Protein 1.75 g