This is a truly delicious and refreshing pink juice that you and your children will love. My nieces call this watermelon coconut refresher “Princess Juice” and I agree that it is so amazingly good, that it certainly IS fit for a princess. It is a great addition to breakfast or a lunch-box. If you have a child who struggles to have the brain-space to do their home-work then this alkalizing juice may well get their brain and energy back to get it done in no time.
Watermelon contains 92 percent water and is also packed with vitamin A, B1, B6, C and Lycopene. It helps to keep optimal kidney function and I often suggest this healthy fruit to be eaten regularly by those with persistent urinary tract issues.
One of the key reasons why we get brain-fog is being low on fluids. Water gives our brains the electrical energy for every brain function to occur, including thinking, memory, processing, and transmission of hormones and neurotransmitters. According to Dr Corinne Allen, founder of the Advanced Learning and Development Institute, brain cells need twice the energy than other cells in the body. Water provides this energy more effectively than any other element. Sometimes however when you are chronically dehydrated, you need more than plain water to get your water balance back. The electrolytes in coconut water is a lovely natural way of rebalancing this. When your brain is fully hydrated, you will probably be able to think faster and clearer and, be more focused and on-task.
Watermelon is also one of the foods being researched at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, Australia to see whether its Lycopene content can help to strengthen the immune system. This may in-turn lessen the number of asthma attacks and/or decrease their severity.
Coconut water has been dubbed as nature’s sports drink as it contains the electrolytes calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium, in their natural form. It is super refreshing and is low in sugar, even though it tastes nice and sweet. This in conjunction with the watermelon helps to get the water balance back.
- 3 slices Watermelon thickly sliced, skin removed
- 100 ml Coconut Water
- 1 sprig Mint Fresh leaves are best
- 4 cubes Ice
- Add the four ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.