The Benefits Of Drinking Strawberry Watermelon JuicePublished Date:
It’s a searingly hot day, you’re stuck in a broken elevator, you’re sweating like a pig. You imagine the most refreshing, hydrating cold juice possible, with ice cubes clinking around and an umbrella in the glass.
What you’re imagining is probably a watermelon strawberry juice, more specifically Little West’s ‘The Quench’ watermelon strawberry juice.
Absolutely bursting with nutrients, electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals, this special juice is the ultimate savior on a hot day.
We will explore the specific recipe we use here at Little West to achieve The Quench: i.e. the pinnacle of refreshment!
Of course, here at Little West, we reckon it’s important to understand the health benefits of the juices we drink too, so we’ll take you on a little journey through the benefits of strawberry juice and watermelon juice so you have all the information you need.
Recipe For Strawberry Watermelon Juice
You could do things the minimal way and blend up a load of strawberries and watermelon into a kind of slushie texture, and sure, you’d have yourself a tasty juice.
However we like to think with a few creative twists and artful turns, you can take your watermelon strawberry juice to the next level: juice for the gods!
For our famous watermelon strawberry juice ‘The Quench’ we’ve included these special ingredients for the maximum taste and health experience:
- Watermelon rind
Why Do We Use Watermelon Rind?
Lots of people tend to chuck away the skin and rind of fruit and veg because it might be tougher or less ‘pleasant’ to eat.
Really, they’re wasting precious nutrients which we could really benefit from. The skin or rind is normally the most fibrous part, and we all know fiber is great for digestion and lowering blood sugar and cholesterol in the body.
Usually discarded in favor of the pretty pink flesh of the watermelon, the rind is a great source of fiber and nutrients which in our eyes shouldn’t be wasted!
What Is Jicama?
You may not have heard of this funny little root vegetable. Fleshy and a bit like a potato, it’s an incredibly potent plant for medicinal purposes.
Here are some of the amazing bioactive compounds contained in the Jicama root:
- Ascorbic acid
- Folic acid
Medical jargon aside, what you really need to know is that Jicama is exploding with nutrients and compounds that may help to stave away cancer, diabetes, and heart disease whilst promoting good digestive health.
Health Benefits Of Mint
Mint isn’t just relegated into the realm of the garnish: this lovely little plant has brilliant health benefits of its own!
Another antioxidant to add to the list is mint, which is great for the prevention of cancer development. It is antimicrobial, cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic.
Phytochemicals derived from the mint plant have also been shown to possess anticancer activity against the following types of cancer (among many):
Making Your Own Strawberry Watermelon Juice
If you’re feeling inspired and want to make your own strawberry watermelon juice at home, feel free to take inspiration from the ingredients in our Little West recipe.
Ratios of ingredients can be up to your personal preference. We like a powerful squeeze of lime to keep things extra zesty. Maybe you want to add a nub of ginger for a spicy kick? Don’t forget to keep the skin, remember what we said about fiber!
If you have a powerful blender, you might want to add some ice cubes to the fruit to make a thicker, cold dessert, somewhere between a juice and a sorbet.
Use your creativity!
The Benefits Of Strawberry Juice
So, what are the actual health benefits of strawberry juice?
The strawberry is somewhat of an underdog when it comes to health benefits. You don’t often hear people yacking on about the strawberry being a wonder food, but in actual fact, it is jam-packed with amazing nutrients and benefits for our health.
Here are just some of the health benefits of the charming berry which we are so familiar with:
- Cardiovascular disease protection
- Neuroprotective properties
- Anti-metabolic syndrome
Surprising right? Hiding in plain sight, this tasty little fruit has a lot to be celebrated for. Extensive research shows the power of the strawberry in several preventative and therapeutic health benefits.
Of course, the quality of the fruit you are buying is relevant to the nutrients you will be receiving. Try to source organic strawberries if you can, but frozen strawberries can also be a great option if you’re on a budget. This is because they are generally frozen when the strawberries are at their peak point of nutritional value.
The Benefits Of Watermelon Juice
Watermelon not only looks absolutely gorgeous and is pretty much the poster boy for summer, but this fruit is also highly hydrating and nutritious.
Lycopene in watermelon
Along with pink guava and tomatoes, watermelon contains Lycopene which is a heavily researched and powerful antioxidant.
Studies show that watermelon possesses many impressive health benefits. Here are a few examples of health conditions that watermelon can help fight against:
- Proliferation of cancer
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Macular diseases
Watermelon as a form of hydration
Additionally, it’s common knowledge that watermelon is extremely hydrating. It’s in the name! 91% of watermelon flesh is comprised of water and has been proven to be particularly good for the body when ingested alongside intensive exercise.
Evidence shows that watermelon is rich in vitamins A and C, and the non-essential amino acid called Citrulline.
So think of the watermelon fruit as a kind of jazzed-up water: you are getting a massive hit of hydration along with all these extra benefits for your bodily health!
If you haven’t now been convinced of the astounding health benefits of drinking watermelon strawberry juice, we don’t know what will get you there!
Both fruits are fantastic for your general health for a huge plethora of reasons. This makes watermelon and strawberry juice a source of hydration, antioxidants, fiber, and electrolytes, just to name a few.
We’ve seen that this refreshing and vibrant juice boasts anti-cancer, anti-diabetes, AND anti-heart disease properties. What more could you want from a tasty cold drink?
Jump into the exciting world of watermelon and strawberry juice by trying our sensational Little West special: The Quench. You’ll be doing your health a favor with all the magical nutrients that come with this juice.
Trust us, on a hot day, you’ll be seeing The Quench in front of you like a mirage! With added Jicama, fibrous watermelon rind, and mint, your tastebuds will be thanking you as well.