We go through a lot of stress every day and most of us deal with it by eating comfort food. I’m not gonna lie, I have an emotional eating habit before. There are times when I am so stressed out and can’t take it anymore I go to the nearest ice cream salon or grab a pint or two of Ben and Jerry’s. This, of course, is not a good habit. Yes, I feel my emotional need has been fulfilled but I am not doing my body any good.
We need to be mindful of what we eat and take care of our body. Look for a healthy go-to snack to feed and rejuvenate your body and soul. This is when I come up with the watermelon and passion fruit detox slushie. This detox slushie is high in fiber and packed with essential vitamins and minerals, keeping the body healthy, energized, and hydrated. It is so easy to prepare and is refreshingly delicious! Here are the ingredients to make this refreshing drink:
- 1 lemon, peeled, halved
- 2 cups of seedless watermelon flesh, chopped
- 2 passion fruit, halved, pulp removed
- 1 cup of ice cubes
Simply put all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until all the fruits liquefy and the mixture is smooth. Pour into glass and serve immediately.
Watermelon juice has a significant amount of vitamin A, B6 and C and is rich in lycopene, anti oxidants and amino acids (citrulline) which are good for heart and bone health, keeping the skin healthy and vibrant and are found to prevent various type of cancer.
Lemon is a great source of vitamin C. A cup of fresh lemon juice is more than sufficient to fill our daily recommended intake of vitamin C. Lemon juice also has a healthy serving of magnesium, potassium and copper. Lemons are known to aid digestion, rejuvenate skin and heal the body, help lose weight, and boost energy and mood.
Passion fruit is rich in ascorbic acid and water soluble antioxidant and other essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, niacin, riboflavin, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, fiber, copper and protein. With its nutritional contents passion fruits are able to boost immune system, promote healthy digestion and improve blood circulation.
Watermelon and passion fruit slushie has this delicate sweet taste since all of the ingredients are naturally low in sugar. When you drink this slushie, you can almost feel it’s cleansing and relaxing your body and relieving your stress, making you feel light, healthy and energized.