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Three Watermelon Juice Recipes to Keep Your Summer Fresh

Three Watermelon Juice Recipes to Keep Your Summer Fresh

Watermelon is a sought-after fruit most especially during the summer season and you can pretty much see it everywhere. As a matter of fact, watermelon is a mainstay favorite for picnics and backyard parties in this kind of season. What makes watermelon even better is the fact that it can be used in different recipes that you can do in a little amount of time. If you want to keep yourself refresh and hydrated all throughout this summer, here are the three watermelon juice recipes that you should try.

Recipe # 1: Watermelon detox recipe

Detox water or juice is a popular and healthy alternative for flavored juices and artificially flavored drinks. This type of juices promises to help in flushing out the toxin accumulated in the colon. Watermelon is among the famous fruits used in making delicious detox water.

If this is your first time to try a detox juice, here’s a simple yet effective recipe that includes your favorite watermelon.

Ingredients:

3 cups watermelons (remove the seeds and diced)

1 cup purified water

7 strawberries

1/2 lemon (peeled and juiced)

Directions:

Juice the strawberries and watermelons. Squeeze the lemon and pour it into the jar. Fill it with water and shake.

Recipe # 2: Watermelon and Green Tea Juice

If you’re a tea and watermelon juice lover, this recipe is the best one for you. Watermelon and green tea might seem like an unlikely pair but once you’ve tried this recipe, for sure, this will be your newest favorite.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups green tea (brewed and chilled, the green tea can be prepared a few hours before use)

4 cups watermelon (seeded and cut into cubes, best when chilled)

1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (use lime if you prefer to add more flavor)

lemon or lime slices for garnish

Directions:

A few hours prior, it is best to steep the green tea bag in freshly boiled water. Set aside the green to room temperature, afterward, place it in the fridge to chill.

Once the green tea is completely chilled, pour it into the blender. Add the watermelon cubes and the lemon juice. Allow the ingredients to blend and mix well on high speed for 1 minute until the mixture is totally blended.

Pour into glasses and serve with a slice of lemon or lime. Don’t forget to enjoy!

Recipe # 3: Watermelon and coconut concoction

Looking for a truly refreshing and delicious concoction? Here’s our version of the popular watermelon juice and coconut concoction. Many bars and restaurants serve the watermelon and coconut concoction as the flavors has a wonderful taste when combined. Luckily, recreating this concoction can be done right in the comforts of your own kitchen.

Ingredients:

1.4 kg watermelon (seeded and diced)

1 cup coconut water

Lime juice from 1 whole lime

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

Put the 1.4 kg of seeded and diced watermelon in the blender. Pour the coconut water and squeeze a lime. Add a teaspoon of salt, it helps to bring and balance the taste of the ingredients.

Cold Pressed Juice: What’s Hidden Behind the Hype?

Cold Pressed Juice: What’s Hidden Behind the Hype?

If you’re not living under the rocks in the past few months or years, for sure, you have already heard or even tried cold pressed juice. The cold-pressed juice craze started with yoga gurus on cleansing and meditation and gym buffs looking for a great antioxidant. And since the world revolves around being health conscious, cold pressed juice rose in popularity in a short period of time. But there’s a question playing behind my head asking, “what is really behind the cold pressed juice hype?”

Cold pressed juice underwent a process which includes hydraulic pressing that used a good amount of pressure to extract the liquid from fruits and vegetables. By employing this process, no nutrients from the fruits and vegetables are lost. At its rawest form, a bottle of cold pressed juice can only last for three to four days. Thus, when left unconsumed after four days (maximum), you should better throw it out. Drinking raw cold pressed juice after four days can pose a serious health risk most especially for children and pregnant women who are sensitive. Luckily, most of the suppliers of cold pressed juice these days have already employed pasteurization in order to maintain the freshness of the juice. In other words, the cold pressed juice available in the market can be consumed even after a week or so.

If there’s one downside that might prevent you from adding the cold pressed juice in your grocery list, it is the hefty price tag that comes with it. Most of  the cold pressed juice retail from $5 to $10 per  bottle. In other words, if you will add a bottle of cold pressed juice, it might also make your grocery shopping budget  through the roof which isn’t wise for families dealing with a tight budget.

In its general sense and concept, cold pressed juices are relatively safe and nutritious. Since the process that it underwent use a low level of heat, it doesn’t really affect the overall nutritional value of the fruits or vegetables. In addition to that, fruits and vegetables are generally healthy and beneficial for the growth and development of the body. So, if you need a quick pick-me-up drink to boost your energy, a bottle of cold pressed juice can do the trick. However, as of these days, there is no study or research that tackles and proves the overall effects of drinking cold pressed juice.

If you are interested in trying out the possible benefits and wonders of drinking cold pressed juice, it is worth noting that a juice-based diet won’t suffice in making your body fit and healthy. If you want to make the most out of the benefits of a cold pressed juice, it is best to drink it in moderation. Plus, you should consider adding other foods that will help the overall function of the body. Avoid relying on a cold pressed juice as it can work better if coupled with fiber-rich foods.