School is out and we all know hydration is important. Satisfying the needs for all ages is a challenge. We often hear that mother nature has all we need for us to stay healthy and even repair our body. This easy to prepare and very satisfying drink will help you achieve all your goals…Hydration, Digestion, protection and the best is “IT TASTES YUMMY”
As far as fruits go, watermelon is one of the lowest in calories — only 46 calories per cup. That’s lower than even “low-sugar” fruits such as berries.
A cup (154 grams) of watermelon has many other nutrients as well, including these vitamins and minerals:
Vitamin C: 21% of the RDI.
Vitamin A: 18% of the RDI.
Potassium: 5% of the RDI.
Magnesium: 4% of the RDI.
Vitamins B1, B5 and B6: 3% of the RDI.
Watermelon is also high in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lycopene. Plus, it has citrulline, an important amino acid.
Two vitamins in watermelon — A and C — are important for skin and hair health.
Vitamin C helps your body make collagen, a protein that keeps your skin supple and your hair strong. Vitamin A is also important for healthy skin since it helps create and repair skin cells. Without enough vitamin A, your skin can look dry and flaky. Both lycopene and beta-carotene may also help protect your skin from sunburn.
Eating water-rich and fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, including watermelon, can be very helpful for promoting normal bowel movements.
2 cups of seedless organic watermelon (skin off)
6 to 8 fresh organic mint leaves (this can promote digestion and soothe stomach discomfort)
In a blender add the cut watermelon with the mint leaves and blend to liquify. Pour in a glass and enjoy on ice!