Health Juices

Pink Panther | watermelon/ basil/ lime smoothie

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Super easy, pink and refreshing!

The tiki tiki maji, as the Suaheli call this fruit (love that name!), has significant levels of vitamins A, B 6 and C, antioxidants and amino acids. Just like other red fruits as the grapefruit or the tomato, the watermelon is a source of lycopene, a red pigment which helps protecting cells from damage. It is low in calories and contains fiber, which encourages a healthy digestive tract. No wonder the Egyptians placed those all-round talents in the burial tombs of kings to nourish them in the afterlife!

Ingredients for 2 glasses:

1/4 watermelon
1 lime
one handful of basil leaves

The preparation is as easy as it gets: Cut the fruit pulp of the watermelon into pieces. Do not get rid of the seeds –  they are rich in vitamins, nutrients, fat and protein! Add the basil leaves and the juice of one lime. Use a blender to mix the ingredients. In this case you do not necessarily have to add oil for the lycopene as you already mixed the fatty seeds into the juice. Done!

This is a very refreshing juice for hot summer days as well as great food for your immune system during winter time!

A healthy and pinky chin-chin!

 

Tip: to figure out whether the melon is ripe, knock against its green shell. When there is a hollow sound, the melon isn’t ripe yet. Only when you hear a rich sound the melon can be cut and eaten.

 

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Born and raised in the beautiful Tegernsee region in Bavaria, I grew up in the midst of mountains. After my studies in art history I have been working in the art business for years and became a trained mountain guide in 2013. Every free minute I spend either outdoors - hiking, biking, skitouring and running - or around the world, traveling foreign countries. On peaknomad.com, I am sharing my travel and hiking experiences as well as daily stories about a healthy, happy and mindful lifestyle.

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