One of my most favorite and refreshing drinks in the summer time is watermelon juice.
With the rind!
I know it sounds strange, but trust me, it’s not.
The watermelon rind is where most of the vitamins and minerals are. In fact, 95% of the nutrition is in the rind. When juicing with the seeds and rind, it gives you a good source of chlorophyll, vitamin B1, B6, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iodine, nucleic acids and enzymes.
Plus the white part of the rind holds a higher concentration of citrulline a/k/a nature’s viagra!
Yep, watch out ladies, your joints are going to feel nice and lubricated and ready to play. 😉
But eating the rind by itself would be too hard on your stomach. Besides, it doesn’t taste very good. So, by juicing it with the deliciously pink sweet flesh the combination is slightly sweet and very refreshing.
I like to add a little bit of fresh mint from the garden too just to boost the freshness factor. You can also add a bit of lime juice.
Here is the printable recipe for you. Picture are below.
- Watermelon (rind and flesh)
- Fresh mint
- Lime juice (if desired)
- Slice watermelon into small enough pieces that will fit into your juicer.
- Juice with mint
I like to juice the mint with the watermelon because the mint doesn’t usually juice well on it’s own. At least not in the juicer I have.
Then poof! You magically have a refreshing and delicious drink to cool you off in the summer.