“When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.” Mark Twain
After a weekend of fun, food and spirits, a quick cleanse to balance your body’s pH and detoxify the digestive tract is in order to feel energized and fabulous. This colorful, refreshing raw and vegan salad is full of alkalizing watercress greens, watermelon and fresh lemon juice that will wash away the weekend splurge. Watermelon is also an excellent source of the potent carotene antioxidant, lycopene, which helps neutralize free radical in the body and prevent premature aging. Throw in some high fiber radish to soothe the digestive system and vitamin E rich sunflower seeds to control inflammation and you will have a spring to your step in no time. The sunflower seeds and olive oil provide healthy plant oils necessary for the absorption of the fat soluble anti-oxidants A, C, and E. It is important to eat healthy fats with every meal for optimum nutritional absorption and utilization. Feed Your Body Royally with delicious plants. Click here for more Hail Merry healthy snacks.
Alkalizing Watercress & Watermelon Salad
4 cups watercress sprigs
2 cups watermelon cubes, rindless and seeded
2 radishes, sliced into thin rounds
3 tablespoons Hail Merry Salt N Pepper Sunflower Seeds
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons fresh oregano, chopped
sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1. Place the watercress, watermelon, radish, 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds and mint in a salad bowl. Toss gently to combine.
2. In a small bowl, combine the oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper.
3. Pour the oil mixture over the salad and toss. Sprinkle with remaining sunflower seeds. Serve immediately.