So you know when you’re just craving something sweet and juicy but you don’t know exactly what it is that you want? Well this is the perfect option, I present to you, Watermelon-ade! Absolutely perfect for hot summer days, its’s super refreshing, naturally sweet and just hits the spot. Make sure to make a big batch because you’re going to want more than one serve.
As you probably know, watermelon has some amazing health properties. Its rich in vitamin A, C, B1, B6, biotin, potassium, magnesium and copper, and even contains notable levels of lycopene, which is very important for cardiovascular health. But what you may not know is that watermelon is the perfect recovery food post-exercise and the reason lies outside the fact that it refuels and replenishes your glycogen stores. Watermelon contains an animo acid called L-Citruline, this natural chemical accelerates lactic acid removal, allowing better physical performance so therefore, you can carry out more intense training can recover faster after each workout. It also reduces the symptoms of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) L- Citruline is an essential compound in nitric oxide, a gas that widens the blood vessels. Previous studies have also found that a daily dose of watermelon could lower blood pressure, reducing the risk of a stroke or a heart attack. So eat your watermelon!
- 1 Large wedge watermelon
- 1 Can Pineapple
- 200g Strawberries
- Juice of 1 Lemon + Zest
- Cut fruit into large chunks
- Place fruit in the blender and blend until smooth and combined. If you would like it more watery, add some of the pineapple juice from the can.
- Optional- If you want a smoother texture, you can strain the liquid through a colander
- Serve and enjoy