Watermelon Trio - Red Hot Blood Cleanser

Watermelon Trio - Red Hot Blood Cleanser

Courtesy of National Watermelon Promotion Board 2 Servings • 5 Min. Prep Time

Ingredients

2 c. watermelon chunks
1 small to medium beet, washed
1 apple, seeded and cut into cubes
1 Tbsp. apple juice concentrate
1/8-1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (depending on taste)
1/4 tsp. turmeric

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients in a blender, such as a Vitamix, with watermelon on the bottom. Turn blender on slow speed until watermelon has liquified, then increase speed and blend for 1 min. or until liquified.

* Watermelon contains two compounds, arginine and citrulline, that improve blood flow, while beets boost nitric oxide in the blood, a compound that helps relax blood vessels so that blood flows more freely. Combined with the

soluble fiber from the apples, the metabolism-boosting effect of cayenne, and the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric that help reduce damage to blood vessel walls, this drink has it all, and your circulation and heart with thank you for it!

* Recipe Courtesy of The National Watermelon Promotion Board

Nutrition:

Calories: 117; Saturated Fat: 0g; Fiber: 3g;