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Pink Blast
Fresh Watermelon Strawberry Slush

Watermelon is one of my all-time favorite fruits. It is excellent for quenching thirst on a hot summer day and for flushing out waste materials from the body. Made of 92%water, it is packed with beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamins B and minerals like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. As in tomatoes, watermelon is loaded with lycopene, the red carotenoid pigment that gives it the red color. This important anti-oxidant is powerful in neutralizing harmful free radicals in our body. Drawing from the rich anti-oxidant and beta-carotene, the health effects of watermelon juice are immense:

·         Asthma: The powerful anti-oxidant in watermelon reduces toxic matters in the body, reduces asthma attacks.

·         Arthritis: The rich beta-carotene and vitamin C content in this big fruit do wonders in quenching inflammation that contributes to conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

·         Cholesterol: Watermelon juice is healthful in preventing cholesterol from clogging arteries and can increase HDL, the good cholesterol, reducing the risks of cardiovascular diseases.

·         Constipation: It is very effective in aiding the elimination of wastes. Consuming plenty of this red juice will do a lot of good.

·         Fluid retention: Its diuretic action helps to eliminate excess fluids from the body, reducing water retention, especially for women during their monthly menstruation cycle and in pregnant women.

·         Heart attack: The combination of folic acid and the other essential vitamins in this fruit plays an important role in reducing the risks of heart attacks, strokes and colon cancer.

·         Prostate Cancer: Lycopene has anti-oxidant and cancer-preventing properties. It is reported to be especially protective against prostate cancer.

 Instead of reaching for coffee and chocolate cookies in the middle of the day, try this slush with juicy watermelons, fresh strawberries and of course lots of ice. This pink colored drink will send a shot of vitamin C and energize the electrolytes through your system!
Serves: 2

  • 2 cups watermelons deseeded and cubed. Keep a few cubes aside for garnishing.
  • 1 cup strawberries destalked and chopped. Keep a few aside for garnishing.
  • 1 tbsp honey/sugar (optional)
  • Lots of ice

Blend all the ingredients together and pour in serving glasses. Garnish with strawberry and water melon cubes on a cocktail stick. Serve chilled.