Summer officially starts this Friday, June 21st, 2013!!! Who’s dancing? We’ve already had three BBQ’s so far and we’re not stopping there. 🙂 One of our friends so graciously left us with a massive watermelon at our last one and we’ve been eating it every day since…and juicing it (of course!). For Father’s Day yesterday morning, I made a yummy, refreshing fruit only juice and it was so, so good. I also ran across a few other fantastic watermelon juices over the last few days from other fellow bloggers that must be shared. These raw juices are healthy, quenching and great for parties.
Freshly Grown’s Watermelon Citrus Infusion
This juice is tart and sweet all at the same time. Great for an all-fruit breakfast juice, afternoon quencher, or party!
- A whole bunch of watermelon (I know, really technical, huh?)
- 1 lime
- 2 small oranges
Go organic, why juice pesticides! Wash all produce. Then cut, chop, peel (you can juice the rind and seeds as well or leave them out: see tip below) and send all produce through your juicing machine. Drink quickly and enjoy. Cheers from Freshly Grown!
My Whole Food Life’s Refreshing Watermelon Punch
This invigorating juice is made with mineral water. Great for a party or picnic and definitely refreshing!
Healthy Green Kitchen’s Jalapeno Watermelon Limeade
Add vodka…or not! I love sweet and spicy drinks. Yum!
Recipes to Nourish Watermelon-Cucumber Juice
This juice is fabulous for your skin as well as a detoxer because watermelon and cucumber both contain a compound called citrulline, which aid in flushing the kidneys and liver. And…this juice is a great way to hydrate!
Did you know?
Watermelon seeds are a good diuretic and great for edema, (swelling caused by fluid retention), there is also a compound in the seeds called cucurbocitrin that lowers bld. pressure. Eat a few or make a tea with the seeds. Watermelon rind is rich in chlorophyll and silicon (silicon is good for bones).
Juicing challenge: Try juicing the seeds, rind, and melon all together!
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