Coco-Watermelon Cooler for Summer Hydration
If there is anything more refreshing than chilled watermelon juice and coconut water, I can’t imagine what it is. While providing a great dose of potassium and electrolytes that can be lost while perspiring, this cooler is ultimately hydrating and alkalinizing as well.
Research studies suggest that cytokinins in coconut water are found to have significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic (anti-clot formation) effects. Coconut water is a great source of electrolytes such as Potassium, antioxidant vitaimins such as Vitamin C, minerals and enzymes. It is a great way to hydrate the body and is known to greatly benefit the health and glow of the skin.
Fresh juice from young coconuts is always best. Bottled coconut water labeled "raw" in the refrigerator has a better taste and health property than canned. To learn more about raw vs canned coconut water visit http://harmlessharvest.com/results/coconut-water . Canned or bottled coconut water will also do in a pinch.
1 cup freshly made watermelon juice
1 cup coconut water
2 cubes frozen wheatgrass juice (optional)
Juice the watermelon in a juicer or puree in a blender and strain.
Mix the two juices together and serve cold.
(Optional) I like to add frozen wheat grass juice from a company called Evergreen. It does not detract from the flavor of the drink and it is a great way to get the benefits of wheatgrass. To learn more about the health benefits of frozen wheatgrass juice visit http://www.evergreenjuices.com/