I love watermelon!
It’s soo delicious and juicy. Furthermore, it is so beautiful to look at with its green shell (filled with chlorophyll), its light inner rind (with the precious salts needed in hot weather), and the intense red meat with the cleanest water and the sweet nutritious pulp.
There is nothing better than sitting outside in the sun and eating watermelon slices! Right?
Watermelon is a very suitable name for this fruit – it contains 90% water. You can find over 50 different variations, but usually they are divided into picnic and icebox varieties. Picnic is larger and therefore great when sharing with many people. Icebox is smaller and fits easily into a refrigerator.
Cooling and cleansing
Watermelon is cooling and cleansing.
Actually ALL melons are excellent as cleansing and detox food, plus outstanding for the liver and the urinary bladder. They bind to toxins and are one of our most alkaline foods.
Anthoy William says they are like breast milk, but a bit better because they are already partially broken down or pre-digested. The melon disappears incredibly fast from your stomach, provided you eat only melon. He continues it’s like getting an intravenous nutritional therapy. How about that?
Strangely, watermelon has only 5% sugar (half of an apple), but is perceived as sweeter because sugar is the main flavoring substance. The white shell can be eaten and has one of nature’s highest levels of sodium (salt). And the green shell contains one of the best sources for chlorophyll. So do include a little piece of the shell (if organic) when blending watermelon.
I made a simple drink, a slush, which is like a smoothie, but a little bit more icy. Only two ingredients, but so yummy!
1 small watermelon
Cut the melon in half. Scoop out one half and cut into chunks. Freeze them until they become hard, about 2 hours or overnight.
Scoop out the other half. Cut into pieces and place in blender.
Add the frozen melon chunks. Squeeze lime juice over and blend until smooth. Taste if more lime is needed. Serve right away.
Do you like melons?
Have you tried all varieties?
I am sure there is one you might like better ;-)
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From Whole Foods Companion, Dianne Onstad, and Medcial Medium Life-Changing Foods, Anthony William. Recipe inspirerd by Medical Medium Instagram, Anthony William.