Submitted by kellymyra on September 15, 2011 - 7:19pm
The warm weather is finally on it’s way and all I want is fruit. Watermelon is one of my favourites to eat in the morning because it’s super hydrating. All you need for this drink is watermelon and fresh mint. So simple and so good.
1/2 seedless watermelon, with rind
Juice all ingredients.
Why is watermelon so good for your heart? It turns out that it contains large amounts of the plant nutrient citrulline. When digesting watermelon, citrulline gets converted to arginine, an amino acid that helps relax blood vessels, improve blood flow, and boosts your immune system. The only catch? Citrulline is found in highest concentrations in watermelon rind, rather than its sweet flesh. Most people I know don’t sit around gnawing on watermelon rind, so how do you unlock this little miracle? Juice!
Note: If you’re diabetic or following a low-sugar diet, keep in mind that watermlon flesh is pretty sugary, so take it easy on juicing the flesh. I primarily use the rind and add cucumber for volume. http://thepinkavocado.com/