Watermelon Detox Smoothie

Watermelon Detox Smoothie

Watermelon Detox Smoothie

Whenever you have access to organic watermelon, scoop some up! An amazing, super hydrating fruit,  full of nutrients for healthy skin, organs and of course more energy and clarity in your life!

Simple cleansing practices can keep your body feeling light, hydrated and energized. Summer time fruits like watermelon are excellent for detoxing and helping the body to flush out excess toxins and slim down. Enjoy this recipe and use up your entire watermelon by having a watermelon day or have only watermelon smoothies and water up until lunch time, it feels so good!

You might think the cayenne is a weird addition but I promise you it’s the perfect ingredient to be in this smoothie. If you like, you can also add just a pinch of himalayan salt but that I will leave up to you.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups of Watermelon
  • 1 Cup Green Grapes
  • 1-2 limes, peeled & deseeded
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1/4 cup water (or sub for raw coconut water)

Instructions: Blend all ingredients together, you can leave the watermelon seeds in. I like to scoop out about 3 cups of melon, add in the grapes and other ingredients and blend together first before adding water that way I can achieve my desired consistency. This drink tastes very good when it’s thinned out.

5 Rawesome Facts about this Smoothie

1. Watermelons can supply you with an abundance of electrolytes, making them a super sweet choice for hot summer days, long runs or physical activity.

2. Watermelons actually have more of the anti-oxidant lycopene than tomatoes do, so if you’re avoiding nightshades watermelons might be your solution! They cleanse your body and have been known to heal skin problems like acne quickly.

3. Grapes contain minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and selenium. They’re also equipped with anti-oxidants that protect the body from an array of dis-eases and other health issues, plus keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful.

4. Limes have more Vitamin C than the lemon, and are part of the citrus family which is famously known for it’s ability to keep the immune system healthy, prevent and even heal some dis-eases or illnesses. If you squeeze it in your room temp. water in the morning, it can aid in constipation and also help you shed excess weight.

5.  Cayenne is a powerful spice, used to digestive issues, detox, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal uses and even allergies! Famous Herbalist Dr. John Christopher used cayenne pepper to stop a heart attack in it’s tracks.

 

Print Friendly

Sheleana Jennings

Owner & Co-Visionary at Young and Raw
Sheleana has a home base in Vancouver, BC with her husband Caleb and her kitty Maya and spends much of the year traveling. Her life's mission is to educate and inspire millions to re-connect with their inner guidance and find balance through nutrition and lifestyle. YoungandRaw.com now reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month, from 78 countries around the world. Her passions include researching, writing, reading and exploring nature. Sheleana's favorite areas of study at present are nutrition, hormonal & women's health, natural birth, pre-post natal nutrition and Ayurveda.
"Sign up for Young and Raw Updates"
Recipes, Personal Growth & Lifestyle tips delivered straight to your inbox :-)

About Sheleana Jennings

Sheleana has a home base in Vancouver, BC with her husband Caleb and her kitty Maya and spends much of the year traveling. Her life's mission is to educate and inspire millions to re-connect with their inner guidance and find balance through nutrition and lifestyle. YoungandRaw.com now reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month, from 78 countries around the world. Her passions include researching, writing, reading and exploring nature. Sheleana's favorite areas of study at present are nutrition, hormonal & women's health, natural birth, pre-post natal nutrition and Ayurveda.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>