Watermelon, a favorite Summer food is as good for you as it is tasty. A natural diuretic, it is also helpful in alleviating depression.
It’s amino acid citrulline helps with optimum blood flow, and has shown benefits in treating Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, fatigue, muscle weakness, high blood pressure, and diabetes. It also contains more lycopene than tomatoes which have been shown helpful in protecting against some cancers.
In a study in Spain, researchers found that watermelon and its juice helped to reduce the recovery heart rate and muscle soreness after twenty-four hours.
Not only all that, this soup is delicious – a sure crowd pleaser at summer suppers and picnics.)
5 cups watermelon, seeded and cubed
2 cups mango, peeled and diced
¼ cup lime juice
3 Tbs fresh mint, chopped
1 Tbs fresh ginger, minced
1 Tbs honey
1/8 tsp ground cardamom
- Place 3 ½ cups watermelon and 1 cup mango in a food processor and blend until smooth
- Dice up the remaining 1 /2 cups watermelon and 1 cup mango into tiny pieces and add to the puree.
- In a small, separate bowl, combine the lime juice, mint, ginger, honey, and cardamom. Add this to the previous mixture and stir well.
- Chill and serve.
From Living on Live Food, by Alissa Cohen