real raw kitchen: RECIPE: the best watermelon juice

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

RECIPE: the best watermelon juice

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?

The Best Watermelon Juice

Ingredients

  • 1 small watermelon
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 T raw wildflower honey

Instructions

  • 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.
  • ENJOY.


5 comments:

  1. could you do a post on all the raw food essentials you buy? Looking for snacks and key ingredients to buy!

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    1. Ah what a great idea! I'll get started on it, thanks for the inspiration :)

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  2. It's interesting what people really think or believe about sugar. I myself make everything from scratch. In my family, heart disease is a big factor. For this reason my doctor does not want me to eat anything over 400 mg of salt. If everyone had the same problem and took it seriously watermelon would not be a problem.

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    1. Riight? That's exactly how I feel. If we all treated our bodies nicely to begin with then it'd be a lot easier to enjoy natural foods according to our own bodies.

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  3. So simple but so luscious! I have a mini seedless watermelon I haven't been feeling like eating (for some weird reason) in my fridge. THIS got me drooling for it. Thanks! Do you ever drink it without straining (more like a smoothie, I guess) so you get all the fiber, too?

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