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4 Cooling Watermelon Recipes

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4 Cooling Watermelon Recipes

In the summer time when the weather’s fine,
We’ve got watermelon on our mind!

Here are 4 quick easy ways to get this delicious powerfood into your body where it belongs. Hopefully they will substitute for you snacking on junk food.

To remind you just how healthy watermelon is, here is a short summary. (More information can be found at Watermelon Health Benefits.)

Health Benefits of Watermelon:
1. Watermelon is extremely alkaline-forming in the body.
2. Watermelon is the lycopene leader among fresh fruits and vegetables.
3. Watermelon may have a Viagra-like effect.
4. Watermelon is a natural diuretic.
5. Watermelon is a very good source of potassium.

Watermelon Recipes #1: Watermelon Juice

If you need to alkalize quickly, then here is a recipe that uses the second-most alkaline-forming food. This is one very easy and refreshing juice made with watermelon.

Ingredients:

  • Watermelon (as much as you want)
  • Blender
  • Tall glass

Yes, that is all you need.

Directions:

1. Cut off the rind from the watermelon.
2. Cut up watermelon flesh into pieces.
3. Put into the blender (even if it has seeds in it).
4. Blend till totally juiced.
5. If there are seeds, then strain while pouring.
6. Serve this red juice in a tall clear glass, as it is so beautiful.

You can watch a video here: How to Make Watermelon Juice

Next page: How To Make Watermelon Popsicles and Watermelon Soup!

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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2:06PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

yum

6:53AM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

Have to eat more watermelon

11:58AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

Have made pickled watermelon rind often. Yum! Great tasting. Felt that the rind could have been tastefully used. So glad!!! No wastage!!! Lol!

8:28AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

I like the sound of the watermelon juice

4:27AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

Loved the popsicles and the soup. Thanks!!!

6:15AM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

Nothing says summer quite the way watermelon does!

5:52AM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

i always eat watermelon...want an alkaline-based body for sure!

5:00AM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

interesting..... eating the rind! never knew one could!

3:42AM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

Great ideas :) thanks for sharing.

3:28AM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

Lovely ideas to try. Thank you.

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