Bad watermelon? Make easy watermelon juice.

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The one thing I simply cannot control myself around is watermelon.  My friends laugh hysterically at me because I often eat an entire watermelon in under 1 day.  I keep picking at it and just can’t stop.  My drug of choice.  Could be worse!  Due to it’s extremely high water content, it’s a low cal food packed with nutrients.  It is also a great post workout beverage to help prevent sore muscles after they’ve been torn up.  During working out, muscle cells rely heavily on glycogen, the storage form of carbohydrates in your muscles and liver. Consuming watermelon shortly after your workout can help replenish glycogen storage, refueling your muscles for your next workout. Watermelon helps prevent the formation of free radicals, known to cause cancer. And the lovely watermelon also contains vitamin A which helps skin and hair.  You just can’t go wrong!  Pair this up with the power- packed coconut water, which helps replenish electrolytes and packs in more potassium than bananas —- why would you drink anything other than this after your next workout?!  Refreshing on a hot afternoon by the pool too or for your next party!  Although perfect, you can always transform this into an adult beverage by adding vodka as option.

As the hot weather lingers, my appetite drops but my thirst goes through the roof.  This is the perfect beverage to refuel and refresh.

Ingredients:

5-6 cups of chopped seedless watermelon
1 cup of coconut water
1/4 cup of lime juice
Ice

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients through lime juice into your blender or Vitamix.  Start the speed on low 1-2 and gradually move up to 10 until completely juiced.  Pour into glasses with ice and serve.  Store unused juice in a glass container in your refrigerator.  Enjoy!

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And on the fitness front…

Yesterday was the last day of June and I ran 5.04 miles at 8:09 and then did weights.  Walked about 8 miles as well.

Today, the 1st of July (seriously, July already?)~

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I also got to wear my new Albion Fit running tank that I LOVE!  This was pre-run.

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— Knead to Cook

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  1. And! In Swahili Watermelon Juice is “maji ya tiki tiki maji,” which is the best word/phrase in the world.