I just can’t get enough of my favorite morning juice and even more than I love the sweet, succulent taste, I l-o-v-e how it makes me feel. There was a time when I would drink an extra large ice coffee every day just to get the ol’ motherboard firing. Can you relate? By 3PM I would crash and reboot with an extraordinary ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie the size of a hockey puck. I’m not going to mislead you, that cookie was beyond delicious and I miss it dearly but there is no denying the fact that I have much more energy since replacing my daily caffeine jolt with this healthier (and tastier) vibrant poppy-pink drink alternative.
You, too, will love the way it tastes and fuels your body for the day but there’s other benefits I experienced that you’ll be happy to discover as well. I didn’t start drinking it because it looks amazing in a mason jar (doesn’t it though?) and I wasn’t looking for a coffee replacement, I was looking for more ways to reduce the appearance of 11 wrinkles between the brows AKA grumpy cat wrinkles. I’ve really stepped up my antiaging skincare routine to help with this area but I wanted to take it a step further by looking into the source of the wrinkle a little deeper.
Lately, I have been voraciously consuming education about healing foods and gut health because I have a curiosity for it. Borrowing face reading principles, I looked to a face chart to see where an internal connection could be made. The two vertical lines between the eyebrows can signal issues with the liver and kidneys, which can be caused by rich foods, heavy oils, caffeine (you don’t say…) and without knowing whether or not that was indeed my unique situation, I just decided to switch out coffee for watermelon as an experiment. Since watermelon is rich in lycopene, it’s a great detoxifier for these two vital organs. I use watermelon in my pure love juice recipe below and enjoy this drink twice a day! Aside from having more balanced energy and supremely hydrated skin, truth be told, I am starting to see the 11s diminish further. Whether you’re looking for an amazing summer treat to sip on or are curious too about how healing foods can lend to your skincare routine, I think you will fall hard for the recipe below. Enjoy!
What you’ll need:
High speed blender. I use my nutribullet.
1/2 one ripe organic seedless watermelon. Look for non GMO.
Handful of fresh organic raspberries
5 fresh, organic mint leaves
1/4 of a cup Santa Cruz pure organic lemon juice
1/2 cup of ice
Chop up watermelon with love and add all ingredients to blender. Keep the ice on the bottom. You don’t need any water for this recipe since the watermelon is full of it. Blend up, service in a tall cup or jar and enjoy. A mint garnish might make you feel a little special on a Monday morning. Try it!
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