All about Watermelon, and a refreshing Juice !

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Well hello beauties!

 It has been a while since my last post! Life has indeed been busy, I have been focusing a lot on my Triyoga Level 2 Training, that has been my main priority and everything else has been left to the side for a bit, including my blog! I do my exam this coming Wednesday December 9th. I am so looking forward to it, we have worked on this Level for 2 years, so it is time to wrap it up and keep enjoying the flow. So after that I will be focusing more on my blog and writing more post with yummy recipes. So lets get to it.

Watermelon is here!! I am so so happy, I love the stuff. It’s the best on these super hot days we are having, so refreshing! I had my first ever watermelon juice last year at a Starbucks in Hong Kong. I was super excited about it, but it defiantly didn’t live up to my expectations. It didn’t really taste like much. So I was kind of put off after that. I then saw a photo Loni Jane(check her out for inspiration) posted on Instagram and I was sold. Her photos are so beautiful , i think she could make anything look appealing. So along with that and these super hot days, I tried it again and it was incredible! I also love how you get SO much juice from one little slice of Watermelon, so it goes a long way.

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Watermelons are about 92 percent water, and super hydrating, but this delicious refreshing fruit is full of nutrients. Each juicy bite is packed with vitamin A, B6 and C, lots of Lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. “Lycopene is a powerful carotenoid antioxidant that gives fruits and vegetables a pink or red color. It’s most often associated with tomatoes but watermelon is actually a more concentrated source.” Watermelon is also super helpful in muscle soreness, Watermelon contains l-citrulline, an amino acid that protects against muscle pain. Try juicing making this juice before your workout to prevent stiff muscles. A really interesting thing about Watermelons that I recently found, is that it is a fruit and a vegetable! Yes you heard right it’s both, how amazing!!! Watermelon is related to cucumbers, pumpkin, and squash. That’s because it’s part vegetable and part fruit , which means you can eat the rind.  The rind contains Chlorophyll, and contains more of the amino acid citrulline than the pink flesh. Citrulline is converted to arginine in your kidneys. this amino acid is important for a healthy immune system and for heart health . Then we have those little black seeds that a lot of people pick out, black watermelon seeds are edible and actually very healthy for you, they contain iron, zinc, protein, and fiber.

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Watermelon Juice

Ingredients:

1,5kg Watermelon (makes 750ml of juice)
2 Apples
Handful of Fresh mint

Juice all ingredients and add some filtered water to dilute.

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Source : Mercola

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