Watermelon Trio - Veggie De-Bloat Cocktail
Foods that are high in water and potassium and low in sodium help flush out unwanted fluids. In particular, foods, such as celery, cucumber parsley, and watermelon, are said to have a diuretic effect, which means they help beat the bloat. In addition, cut back on salty foods and drink enough water every day so that your urine is pale yellow to help flush out your system.
1/3 medium cucumber, peeled
3 medium carrots, washed
2 celery stalks
1/2 red bell pepper, washed and seeded
1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
2 cups watermelon
Dash of horseradish
- In a juicer, extract the juice from all of the above ingredients. Serve plain or over ice.
Makes 2 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 of recipe): Calories: 116; Saturated Fat: 0g.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.