Ok so this post is two-fold… on the one hand we have a simple delicious juice and on the other we have a naughty juice… a.k.a. a cocktail. I think this is appropriate considering it’s hump day, so we could all use a little health AND a little naughtiness to help us get to the weekend 🙂
One of my favorite things about summer is that watermelon is in season. I could subsist on watermelon. It’s versatile, delicious, and the health benefits go on and on. Here are a few:
- Low in sugar and calories
- Natural diuretic (yay for kidney health!)
- High in antioxidants
- Natural electrolyte (hello, post-workout food)
- Can reduce body fat
Yum. While you can put watermelon through a juicer, it’s not really necessary. The fruit is so high in water that it’s worth keeping the pulp and just popping some chunks into the blender.
handful of mint
2 cups of chopped watermelon
Blend the watermelon. Juice the cucumber and mint. Mix the two. Voila!
champagne/sparkling wine (just make sure it’s dry, the watermelon adds sweetness and you don’t want a sickly sweet cocktail)
mint to garnish (optional)
1. Blend the watermelon until smooth.
2. Fill a champagne flute 2/3 of the way with champagne, then carefully top with the watermelon juice.
We enjoyed a few of these over the weekend and I have to admit, they go down WAY too easy. Delicious, refreshing, simple, and screaming summer.
Cheers to hump day!