By Sandy King

I remember sharing a watermelon and feta salad recipe with you in January this year.  Watermelon is one of my favourite fruits for a few reasons.  I have learnt so much more since that January recipe, and I thought you might find it interesting too.  This particular recipe (Watermelon Juice), I have found to be so beneficial in so many ways.  In fact, I have a watermelon juice or smoothie of some description every day.

Often we pick up these pearls of wisdom in unexpected ways – and that is what I prefer.  When I ask a silent question, it is always answered.  I was reading an online article recently which was discussing five highly alkaline foods.  Four of those are foods I include in my diet regularly – and once I had read that article, I decided to make a concerted effort to include them in as many meals as possible.  These foods are watermelon, avocado, almond nuts and cucumber (unfortunately, I can’t remember what the fifth was).  In my way of thinking, I wondered whether this would be better than focusing on anti-inflammatory foods.  In other words, supporting the alkalinity in my body rather than fighting the inflammation.  I must say that I have definitely noticed a reduction in inflammation, which is a big win!!

I also learnt that apparently watermelon seeds are rich in Zinc, particularly when juiced in a blender. So many of us are deficient in Zinc, and I am also very aware of how important this element is in supporting our immune system.

Melons are said to be deeply hydrating, which is probably why they are so enjoyable during the warmer months.  It’s also beneficial (to our pocket and to our body) to eat the fruits naturally available during that season.  I have even heard that we should eat cooked vegetables during the winter months and fresh salads and vegetables during the summer months.  Although I haven’t yet looked into that theory.

As a final note, before sharing this month’s recipe suggestion, I thought I’d mention my current (not so) guilty pleasure.  While I am preparing my smoothie ingredients, I like to ensure that I cut some extra watermelon.  I then grab a small handful of Brazil nuts, and I love to munch on the Brazil nuts and watermelon, to keep the wolf from the door.



Watermelon Juice


Cube a few (3-4) cups of watermelon – I leave the watermelon seeds in (or any preferred melon)

Depending on the weather, I like to freeze the watermelon cubes overnight.  On cooler days, I use the cubes at fridge temperature.

Add the watermelon cubes to a blender or smoothie cup/jug, as preferred.

Add liquid (cold water or coconut water) if required by your blender

Blend until smooth.

Some people prefer a more liquid texture, in which case, the juice can be put through a fine sieve (I tend to prefer the naturally course texture of the juice directly from the smoothie cup).  Or simply pour into a glass, add a sprig of mint for garnish, and enjoy.



Contributor Sandy King is a Pellowah Practitioner and an Oracle Card and Runes reader, who works on an energy level to help others pave their path to understanding the apparent obstacles they face.  Her other passion is cooking.