So watermelon represents the epitome of summer and especially refreshing in the heat. This is a great one for picnics, BBQ’s or to enjoy in the outdoors. I find watermelon a great one for smoothies if you have people coming over for lunch/dinner and need an alcohol free drink. IMG_4124 Refreshing WATERmelon ¼ Watermelon 8-10 stems of rosemary Jug of water

Cut ¼ watermelon into small cubes and add to the jug, with the rosemary. Fill the jug with water and place in the fridge overnight or for a few hours before serving.

Health benefits of Watermelon: Watermelon’s main claim to fame is its lycopene content and actually contains more than raw tomatoes. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant and has been shown to have anti-cancer properties due to this. Other studies have looked at it reducing stroke risk and heart attacks, both showing positive results.

Health benefits of Rosemary: Rosemary is great for digestion and has been used to help elevate flatulence, stomach cramps, constipation and bloating. It is great in stress relief and can be seen to decrease cortisol.