Watermelon Coriander Juice Recipe

Watermelon Coriander Juice Recipe
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Coriander is renowned for its anti-chelating properties. Heavy metals, like lead and mercury, bind to this powerful little herb and then the body is able to flush them out of your system. Super-hydrating watermelon is rich in vitamins A and C as well as lycopene. It has an alkalizing effect on the body, which is good for detoxing, and helps to flush the colon, kidneys, and liver. Dr. Ariel Policano writes that watermelon aids the liver in processing ammonia and converting it into urea so that it can be safely excreted from the body. The watermelon rind is an excellent source of chlorophyll, vitamin B6, and citrulline. Evidence in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (03/2011) suggests that the citrulline in watermelon rinds gives it an antioxidant effect, which reduces free-radical damage. Cucumber also contains citrulline and is an excellent food for hydration. While all that is good and healthy, I just love how light and refreshing this juice is — slightly herbal and slightly sweet.

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 seedless watermelon
  • 15-20 stems of coriander
  • 1 peeled pineapple

Directions

Wash all the produce well, including the outside of the watermelon. I like to use Veggie Wash. Scoop out the watermelon flesh and set aside. Then place the watermelon flesh in the blender and blend until smooth, and set aside. Slice the watermelon rind into easy-to-juice pieces and run through the juices. Remove the pineapple’s peel, base, and top, and discard. Slice the pineapple, including the woody core, into easy-to-juice pieces and to and run through the juicer. Juice the coriander leaves, as well as the chopped cucumber. Add the blended watermelon juice, stir well, and serve.

Watermelon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Watermelon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.