Watermelon Freeze

by Judy Griffin on July 30, 2014

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On a hot summer’s day nothing is more refreshing than a mouth-watering piece of watermelon.

Watermelon Freeze

Ingredients: makes 4-6 servings.

  • 6 cups cubed chilled watermelon
  • 2 cups coconut water  *(water is fine)
  • 1 lime, freshly juiced

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of lime

 Watermelon Citron Freeze-For a refreshing cocktail replace 1 cup of coconut water with Citron Vodka.

Green Freeze-For a more nutritious smoothie, you can green this up by adding 2 cups of romaine lettuce.

This summer look for locally grown watermelon at your farmer’s market. 

Your body will love you for it!!

It truly is a feel good fruit with bountiful benefits.

Nourishing Benefits of Watermelon

  • One of for the most nutrient dense, healing fruits available. Well, technically watermelon is  a vegetable  and part of the cucumber and squash family.
  •  Effectively hydrates, detoxifies, and cleanses the entire body on a cellular level
  • A great source of potassium, magnesium, calcium, and vitamins A, B6,C, and D.
  • One of the best sources of chlorophyll which is alkalizing to the body. Don’t throw away the rind since that’s where are the chlorophyll is. Sucking on the rind can help to prevent motion sickness.  Juice the rind for a delicious and healing drink.
  • The highest organic sodium food in nature.
  •  Loaded with phytochemicals, including lycopene, beta-carotene, citrulline, lutein, and zeaxanthin.
  • Contains helpful amounts of iron, zinc, and protein.
  •  Contains more lycopene than any other fresh fruit ~ including tomatoes!
  • When citrulline is consumed, it is converted to arginine. Arginine is an amino acid that strengthens your heart and circulatory system as well as your immune system. It boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels and helps the urea cycle by removing ammonia and other toxic compounds from your body.
  • Watermelon helps prevent and manage uremic poisoning, skin problems, gout, anemia, kidney stones, nausea, and colic, and strengthens vision.
  • Watermelon is a great body flusher & hydrator since it contains 92% water. It will hydrate you quicker than a glass of water.
  • Watermelon is known to reduce inflammation, help flush out edema, aid in weight loss, and help decrease joint pain and arthritis.
  • Watermelon is low glycemic and actually has half the sugar of an apple.
  • It’s black seeds even have additional benefits so add them to your next smoothie. They calm the nervous system.

 

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Carol Cassara August 21, 2014 at 7:15 am

Getting coconut water today, have everything else and gonna try this luscious sounding drink!

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Judy Griffin August 21, 2014 at 8:01 am

Great Carol. I appreciate your feedback.Be sure to let me know how you like it. It was a real hit in my Hormone Wellness Class & also at my Mom’s 75 Birthday Celebration.
You can make it with water but I think the coconut water gives it a better taste and is that much more replenishing.

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jamie@southmainmuse August 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Well, I wrote about our accidental bumper crop of watermelon this summer. I’ll have to try those drink, and I love all the health benefits. Nothing beats a good watermelon in the summer.

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Judy Griffin August 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm

You got that right Jamie. So you grew watermelon accidentally? Sounds like a nourishing accident.

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Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered) August 21, 2014 at 12:12 pm

This sounds really good! You just reminded me I have some watermelon in the fridge I need to check and snack on, too. 🙂

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Judy Griffin August 21, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Great Andrea. I look forward to hearing if you whipped this up. Be sure to tell me of it was a hit for you. I appreciate your interest.

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Judy Griffin August 22, 2014 at 2:32 pm

I am happy this was a good reminder for you Andrea. Thanks for sharing.

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Helene Cohen Bludman August 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Oh my does this look refreshing. Can’t wait to try it!

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Judy Griffin August 21, 2014 at 6:24 pm

I appreciate your feedback Helene. Let me know how you like it.

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Judy Griffin August 22, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Great Helen. Let me know how you like it.

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Diane Topkis August 22, 2014 at 1:58 pm

This looks so yummy. I like the idea of watermelon freeze at lunchtime and then just add the vodka at nighttime! Who knew watermelon was so good for you. Makes me feel almost virtuous for drinking it at night!

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Diane Topkis August 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Forgot to mention that I just pinned it to my Yummy Pinterest board http://www.pinterest.com/dianetopkis/yummy/

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Judy Griffin August 22, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Yes, it’s a very versatile fruit that can serve you morning,noon,and night.I love how virtuous the idea of this makes you feel. It’s great to have a nourishing and replenishing cocktail. I appreciate your feedback and also sharing it on your Pinterist board. I will be sure to check that out Diane.

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