Cleansing and Hydrating Watermelon Tonic Recipe

Watermelons are masterful at cleansing and hydrating our bodies.

They do the former with the powerful antioxidant lycopene, which helps neutralize harmful free radicals in the body. They do the latter with their water-drenched flesh (watermelons are 92 percent water).

The juicy fruit also enriches the body with beta-carotene, folic acid and vitamins C and B5, as well as essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium.

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This tonic will keep your thirst quenched and help free your body of toxins. The mint and clove buds release their volatile oils into the tonic and help ward off fatigue, improve circulation, and build energy. Even better: The tonic only contains 46 calories per serving.


  • 1 cup frozen watermelon, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 clove buds


Add the ingredients to the blender. Blend, pour and drink.

Serves 1

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