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Buying a magazine for myself is such a treat and only a semi annual thing.. I kind of think they are rather expensive (at least for such a quick read its expensive), or maybe I am just super cheap. But something about reading a magazine feels girly to me and since I love them and love looking at the ads and seeing all of my favorite models and reading new random tips, I treat myself to them every now and again.
So a couple weeks ago something came over me and I found myself at the Target register buying a Women’s Health magazine. I made sure I read it from cover to cover so my $4.99 wouldn’t go to complete waste (I tell you, I am pretty darn cheap.) Anyways, I saw this cool article about watermelon juice.
They said that in a recent study mice were fed a diet high in saturated fat and cholestrol and the mice that had watermelon juice with that diet gained 30% less weight than those that didnt. They say it is due to an amino acid called citrulline which is also found in garlic, onions, and chickpeas.
Anyways, I thought that was pretty cool and my husband and I decided to give it a try. I was kind of nervous to make ‘Watermelon Juice’ because my thinking was, here we have this delicious watermelon, if the drink sucks, it will be gone and I won’t even have a delicious drink! But luckily, it is really yummy!! And it also has other benefits like helping with aging, and kickstarts your metabolism for the day! Whether this is all true or not, I am not a scientist.. but I think the drink is good anyways, so I am running with it!
(makes one serving)
3 cups watermelon
1 Tbsp. honey
1Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. ginger (juiced)
4 ice cubes
& blend all together in a blender or magic bullet 🙂