Watermelon is by far one of my favorites. It's the perfect partner for hot summer days. As a kid, I remember eating half of a watermelon with juice running down my chin and thinking a watermelon would grow in my stomach if i swallowed a seed.
Watermelon is super hydrating, about 92% of it is water. It also contains many nutrients such as vitamins A, B6, and C. It also contains a phytonutrient called Lycopene (found in fruits and vegetables that are red or orange in color). Lycopene triggers healthy reactions in the body and has been linked to bone health, heart health and prevention of cancer.
If you are looking to stay hydrated during these hot and humid days, but are tired of the just drinking water, I have a wonderful concoction for you. This watermelon and celery juice is deliciously refreshing and sure to make your taste buds and body happy. You can make a large batch ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
- 4 cups of cut watermelon
- 4 to 5 stalks of celery (you can add more to adjust to your preferred taste)
- Place watermelon and celery in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
- If you prefer a thinner consistency, you can pour the juice through a strainer to take out some of the thicker pieces.
- Top off with a wedge of lime.