Summer, or any hot regular day, finding a drink that would revitalize and rehydrate your body like watermelon juice could be a struggle. There are a lot of beverages readily available on convenience stores and supermarkets but these drinks are sugar-filled and artificially flavored most of the time. Excessive amount of sugar and artificial additives are the last things you would want to intake. Healthy organic drinks may be available but they are expensive and are impractical if you are to endure a long hot day.
Healthy, thirst-quenching drinks need not be expensive. With watermelon, aloe, and coconut juice, you could make a concoction that will quench your thirst, beat the heat and keep you in shape. Why these three in particular? Would they even taste good together? You may ask. Simply because each of these ingredients is easy to find on groceries and supermarkets and each of them has their own health benefits. And yes, the flavors mesh so well together you’ll find yourself asking for more after the first sip.
Expounding the Health Benefits of Watermelon, Aloe and Coconut Juice
Watermelon is more than just a fruit that children and adults alike sought after during the summer season. Here are some of the health benefits of watermelon juice: it is rich in lycopene and beta carotene that is good for the heart, skin, prevents cancer and help fight inflammation. Amino acids and citrulline improve blood circulation and are found to help lose weight. And other essential vitamins and minerals that help boost the immune system.
Aloe juice, while found to be 99% water, also contains pulp that is loaded with fiber and natural nutrient compounds that soothe and heal the skin. Ever wonder why it is rumored that Cleopatra’s skin is so flawless? It is believed that the late Pharaoh used it to fight skin ageing and wrinkles to maintain her youthful glow. Also, drinking aloe juice balances stomach acids resulting to a healthier digestive system and helps the body absorb nutrients giving the body the energy to fight ailments like digestive issues and fevers. It is advised to have at least 1 ounce of aloe juice to get the most out of its health benefits.
Coconut juice known as the “ultimate thirst quencher” offers a tasty alternative to water. This liquid from the tree of life is field with nutrients that gives an array of health benefits similar to watermelon and aloe. In addition, coconut juice is compatible with human blood since it is isotonic to human plasma. It is ideal to use in extreme emergencies should you need a quick rehydration. Imagine concocting them in one cold pressed juice drink? For sure you’ll feel hydrated, healthy and clean from inside out all throughout the day.
Concocting the Wonder Drink
What you are going to need:
- 1 Basil, fresh
- 3 cups Watermelon flesh, whole
- 1 Coconut water
- about ¼ cup aloe flesh, pressed or scraped from the leaf, greens discarded
The preparation is quite easy. Simply put the watermelon flesh in the blender, add coconut juice enough to cover the watermelon. Add in aloe flesh. Blend till smooth. Chill. Serve. Garnish with basil leaf. Sip. You can then challenge the sun to bring it on!