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I’m addicted!

This watermelon drink is so yummy, and easy!

The best thing is, you can have it in the middle of the day to add some fun to your hydration, or serve it up to all your guests at your next party. It’s Easy, Healthy and Delicious!

Ingredients and Directions

 

1/4 medium watermelon

1 & 1/2 cup ice

Puree in Blender

Makes 32 oz juice.

You can add water for a more fluid drink, or just leave it as a slushy. My Aunt Ginny freezes it into ice-pops to have for later.

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 Watermelon is a good source of:

Vitamin C

Vitamin A

Potassium

Citrulline

Lycopene

 

To top it off, watermelon juice can help to reduce muscle soreness after a workout.

(New note as of 6.2014)

Researchers think that the L-Citrulline in the watermelon is the reason for the fact that the test subjects who drank the juice before their workout had better recovery heart rate and significantly less muscle soreness after 24 hours than those who drank the placebo. The study was published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry recently (Aug 2013)(1)

 

Reference:

1. Watermelon juice: potential functional drink for sore muscle relief in athletes. Tarazona-Díaz MP, Alacid F, Carrasco M, Martínez I, Aguayo E.
J Agric Food Chem. 2013 Aug 7;61(31):7522-8. doi: 10.1021/jf400964r. Epub 2013 Jul 29. Erratum in: J Agric Food Chem. 2013 Nov 20;61(46):11241.

 

 

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