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Minty Watermelon Lemonade

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Minty Watermelon Lemonade

Minty Watermelon Lemonade

Nothing screams summer like a big juicy wedge of watermelon enjoyed by all age groups. Whether you slice it up and enjoy it as is, or put it into a salad or even grill it, watermelons have a surprising large list of nutritional benefits

 

  • Water: Watermelon is made up of 92% water, making it another way to keep you hydrated this summer.
  • Vitamins: Watermelon is packed with Vitamin A (for eye health). Vitamin C (to boost immunity and prevent cell damage) and Vitamin B6 (to help brain function).
  • Lycopene: Watermelon also has the highest content of Lycopene of any fresh fruit or vegetable. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant important for cardiovascular health, bone health as well as cancer prevention.
  • Potassium: Watermelon is also rich in Potassium. This helps retain the calcium in your body for stronger bones and joints. It is also a natural electrolyte which helps muscle and nerve function and keeps blood pressure low.
  • Amino Acids: Citrulline and arginine are two amino acids found in watermelon. They help maintain arteries, blood flow and cardiovascular health.

 

At only 48 calories a cup, this nutrient dense fruit should become a regular on your summer eating list. Watermelons also keep their nutrients for up to 6 days after being cut. So you can buy a whole one and enjoy it throughout the week.

 

Watermelon has become a regular fixture around here. Whilst we mainly just eat it freshly sliced, we experimented turning it into a delicious beverage. The result was this refreshing thirst quenching Minty Watermelon Lemonade. A combination of 3 ingredients that when combined give you a refreshing drink with a little kick. Perfect for summer!

 

Minty Watermelon Lemonade

Minty Watermelon Lemonade

Vegan | Gluten Free | No added Sugar | Raw Made with just 3 ingredients this minty watermelon lemonade is the perfect summer beverage.
Course Beverage
Cuisine Gluten Free, No Added Sugar, Vegan, Wheat Free
Servings 4 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups watermelon peeled and chopped
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice juice from 1 lemon aprox
  • 5-6 ice cubes

You will also need

  • high speed blender

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend till smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy

 

 

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