So glad it is watermelon season…yum!
Water melon is juicy, refreshing, sweet and packed with tons of vitamins and antioxidants; a great source of vitamin C, A and contains the super mix of B vitamins and magnesium which are great for energy, mood and balancing the effects of stress in your body. In addition, water melon is a fabulous source of lycopene, a potent antioxidant. It contains higher amounts of lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable and has almost double the lycopene of tomatoes. I could easily stop here and watermelon would still be a winner but there is more! Watermelon is rich in water, obviously… so very rehydrating, and it has a balance of electrolytes including sodium and potassium; so very replenishing on a warm summer day.
Below is a fabulous Watermelon/Strawberry (optional) Lemonade Recipe:
- 8 cups watermelon
- 4 lemons, juice from and a dab of rind if using organic lemons
- 1 cup strawberries (organic only – think dirty dozen)
- Maybe a dab of stevia or truvia or agave (to taste, you will probably not need it if your fruit is ripe)
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. You can also freeze this delightful refreshing beverage in ice cube trays and use instead of ice to add flavor and nutrients to your water or just to suck on a hot summer day!