My new juice obsession is watermelon juice. Completely and absolutely obsessed. There’s something about the cucurbitaceae family (which also includes cantaloupe, squash, pumpkin, and cucumber) that just make me so happy. They are so fresh tasting, and very hydrating. Watermelon is amazing in the summer, and really anytime during the year. Watermelon is very low in calories, and very high in health and nutritional value. Watermelon is high in vitamins A, C, E and D. It also is rich in minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, potassium, zinc and many more. In addition, watermelon is high in antioxidants such as lycopene and it contains about twice the amount that tomatoes contain.
Other heath benefits of watermelon include regulating blood sugar levels to lower sugars. They are also said to help prevent cardiovascular disease due to the lowered blood pressure benefit.
Watermelon is water based, and so juicy so it makes for an excellent and amazing tasting juice. You can put as much or as little watermelon in your juicer to extract the juice from it. There is very minimal waste when juicing watermelon since it is so water-based. You can run the pulp through the juicer time after time, and still get more juice until you have almost zero waste. Just scoop watermelon with a spoon, and place into a large bowl. Place pieces into the juicer, and let the magic begin. Watermelon juice is so delicious, my body feels refreshed and cool after drinking it. Another great juice combo that is also fresh and hydrating is cucumber-honey dew – another one of my all time favourites.
Not only am I a fan of watermelons, but my Bichon Frise named Abby is a huge fan too! (the proof in in the picture) She had to inspect the melons to asses the situation. She deemed them good to go, and couldn’t help but take a sniff herself. Don’t blame her, the smell is amazing.