Melon Juice and Melon Popscicles
A guest post from Lauren:
Summer is not over!
School may be back in session, but summer is certainly not over for those of us who live here in the Sunshine State. The bright sunshine, heat, humidity, and storms are here to stay through the better half of the Fall Season. Although I cannot change the weather, I can offer you some refreshing and delicious juice recipes and ideas to help you stay cool in our subtropical climate. Both of the recipes below can be made in a blender or a juicer. If you use a blender, you might want to strain out some of the pulp, depending on your preferences.
Juice desired amount of watermelon and enjoy!
Most nutritional experts recommend only consuming melons with other melons, so you can combine watermelon with cantaloupe or honeydew for flavor variety. I also like to add some hand torn mint for a burst of refreshing flavor.
Fun tip: Make watermelon popsicles by pouring juice into popsicle molds and freezing. Great for kids (or yourself) to rehydrate on a hot day after school. You can also make ice cubes and drop these delightful flavor boosters into a glass of water or your favorite summer drink!
Watermelon is a great summer snack or drink. As the name implies, it is a good source of water. This is a great option for those who do not particularly like water. The vitamin and mineral content will give you energy and make your skin glisten. Watermelon is also known for its diuretic properties (read: helps relieve constipation), making this an excellent addition to any detox or weight loss regimen.
Not only does cantaloupe provide a sufficient amount of water, but it also contains many wonderful nutrients including carotenes (great for skin and eyes). If you find it too sweet alone, try it with other melon juices or add the juice to a smoothie to sweeten it up. The idea of popsicles and ice cubes would be delicious with this juice too!
As always, I encourage you to experiment with your own juice recipes to find a fun, delicious combination or serving idea that makes works for you and your family!