Munching on a sweet slice of watermelon under a shady tree may be the universally preferred method to enjoy the South’s favorite melon, but this quick and easy juice recipe is a popular favorite in our house especially because we can use our garden fresh cucumbers. Watermelons and cucumbers are nature's most hydrating foods. They're considered "cooling" foods in both Chinese and Indian medicine consisting of more than 80 per cent water. As summer ramps up, you will naturally be sweating more. Keep your body hydrated and avoid face dehydration, headaches, constipation and dry skin by enjoying this thirst quenching, hydrating and cooling juice.
2 cups chilled watermelon
1 cup chilled cucumber
1 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Handful fresh organic mint, plus additional for garnish
1. Add watermelon, cucumber, lime juice and mint to blender container.
2. Cover and blend until smooth.
3. Pour over ice and garnish with mint.
- Eliminating toxins
Cucumber has a natural nutrient content that can launch the detoxification process in the body.
- Improve digestive health
Cucumbers are rich in fiber and water content that is very good for digestive health. In addition, the content also supports the body’s metabolic system.
- Reduce the risk of cancer
Based on research, watermelon juice and cucumber have anti-cancer properties.
- Protects the brain
There are substances that flavanol serves to improve memory and protect nerve cells from decreased brain function.
The content of lycopene, beta-carotene, and cucurbitacin E. serves as an anti-inflammatory.