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Watermelon Basil Bliss

It is getting warm here in Amsterdam, and I was feeling super overheated, a little aggravated and needed to cool myself and my blood down.

In Ayurveda, watermelon is considered a very cooling substance and is more than 90% water. It cools the blood and urinary tract, literally rinsing away excess heat. It is calming to both Vata & Pitta, as well as deeply hydrating.

The basil adds it's own medicinal value also! It is beneficial for digestion, is a strong anti-inflammatory, fights free radicals and can reduce anxiety.

This recipe is so easy and it’s delightful! The basil really brings out the sweet and refreshing goodness of the watermelon!


  • 4 cups fresh watermelon

  • 1 cup ice

  • 6-8 basil leaves

  • Opt. fresh mint for garnish

To make:

  1. Blend the watermelon, basil & ice

  2. Garnish with the sprig of fresh mint

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