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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

Serves 1

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About the Author

Lynn A. Anderson, Ph.D, ND

Doctor Lynn holds a Ph.D in Natural Health and a Doctorate in Naturopathy with an emphasis in Aromatherapy. She is also an ACE certified trainer and yoga instructor. Her new DVD, Aero*boga—The Way of the Heart, is a combination of Yoga and Dance that she developed to heal herself from cancer. She has written numerous courses in the area of mind-body-spirit integration, natural health and its application to traditional health and fitness practices. She has been featured in Shape, SELF, Natural Health, Redbook, and Fit Sugar, among other national media outlets. Visit Doctor Lynn, and save 20 percent on any purchase with this coupon code: doctorlynn. Follow doctor Lynn on Facebook.

Doctor Lynn holds a Ph.D in Natural Health and a Doctorate in Naturopathy with an emphasis in Aromatherapy. She is also an ACE certified trainer and yoga instructor. Her new DVD, Aero*boga—The Way of the Heart, is a combination of Yoga and Dance that she developed to heal herself from cancer. She has written numerous courses in the area of mind-body-spirit integration, natural health and its application to traditional health and fitness practices. She has been featured in Shape, SELF, Natural Health, Redbook, and Fit Sugar, among other national media outlets. Visit Doctor Lynn, and save 20 percent on any purchase with this coupon code: doctorlynn. Follow doctor Lynn on Facebook.

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