This juice rocks. Seriously. I always think it's a little presumptuous to label something as "the best" but I mean... come on. This is so good, so nourishing, so refreshing, so everything.
I think when I say "one whole watermelon" I scare people about the sugar content, though I'm not sure why that's the first thought that comes to mind. It's true, watermelon does have a high sugar content but I like to look at this holistically. I eat a fully plant-based diet, I make everything from scratch, and I use my body how it was intended to be used. I did not experience a crash in energy or blood sugar levels and I am by no means overweight. Food is fuel and I'm not sure there is ever really a reason to limit yourself from whole, nourishing foods if you're still hungry and you're relying on the Earth to supply your nutrition, in the first place.
What really peeves me (do people still use that word?!) is that many times people will question THIS but continue on eating fast food, eating packaged food loaded with weird chemicals and sodium, drinking exorbitant amounts of coffee loaded with more chemicals, and slathering on even more chemicals all in the name of "the norm".
When did being natural become extreme??
This isn't to say that I'm an elitist and I hate anyone and everyone that doesn't abide by the laws of nature. Not at all. I'm of the belief that we should have the freedom to do our own thang and do what's best for ourselves ... watermelon juice included.
Whoa. When did watermelon juice ever become an impromptu soap box?? Let's get down to the juice, shall we?
- 1 small watermelon
- 1 lemon
- 1 T raw wildflower honey
- Scoop out the flesh of the watermelon and add to a blender.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Over a large bowl, pour the blended ingredients through a strainer to catch the remaining juice.