Yello Juice Bar: Lime-Melon-Ade
Summer is here & things are heating up
During summer, the rise in temperature often leaves us miserable, sticky and dehydrated. Did you know that dehydration is one of the biggest health concerns during summer? To combat the heat from the sun, our bodies naturally release water to keep our skin cool (that’s sweat), But as we’re keeping our bodies cool, we’re losing some of that water too. Here’s a recipe to help keep you cool and hydrated this summer!
Cue the watermelon.
Watermelon is made up of 92% water, which means that adding it to your diet is a great way to mix up your water intake – especially for those who don’t love drinking water. You’ll see just how much water is in watermelon because we don’t add any water in this recipe! Limeade is a Jamaican summer staple. It’s a great source of Vitamin C, and antioxidants and has even been shown to exhibit some anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. Why haven’t we thought of mixing the two earlier?
6 cups watermelon, cubed
1/2 cup lime juice
3 tbsp honey (or more for your taste)
- Add watermelon, lime juice and honey to a blender.
- Blend on high until well incorporated.
- Strain if you like a smoother juice, or don’t if you don’t mind some pulp!
- Pour over some ice and serve immediately.
*This juice lasts for approximately 1 week when stored in a closed container in the refrigerator.
Wongagyal is a Jamaican content creator, food blogger, food photographer and podcaster. Check out her Instagram here.