The Flavor Fest

You will first get a touch of mint and ginger. This combination will do wonders for your stomach if you have digestive issues (or a hangover, to be fair).While the watermelon constitutes most of the “meat” of the recipe, its mild flavor will be spiked by the added sweetness of the medjool dates. The lime juice and dash of sea salt cut through the sweetness and balance it out without ruining the essential fruit flavors that are essential to the soup. All of this will be a flavor fest in your mouth.

Benefits

Medjool dates pack fiber, low calories and exquisite flavor. According to the medjool.com information page, the nutrients in the dates include:Vitamin A, B6, Beta Carotene, Betaine, Choline, Retinol Activity Equivalent, Lutein + Zeaxanthin, Vitamin K, Niacin, Folate, Folic acid, and Pantothenic Acid.Watermelons pack in Vitamins A, C, Iron, and Calcium. Ginger and mint sooth your stomach but also add a spike to the soup that will make you feel energized. The coldness of the soup, because of the ice used for its making, will hydrate you and cool you off even more.

Why Paleo?

If you are considering becoming a Paleo practitioner, allow me to just give you a few basic facts to fully understand how it works. This nourishment lifestyle, also known as the “Caveman Diet”, has, as its basic premise, the practice of eating like the hunters and gatherers that were our primary ancestors.Scientifically speaking, our bodies are naturally made to break down the basic elements found in nature: proteins, nutrients, and other basic foods that primarily feed our tissues, bones, and muscles.Notice that the overall downfall of health that has come over the human race coincides with the inclusion of additives and preservatives to the things that we eat. This also includes the excessive consumption of starches and simple carbohydrates.Therefore, it is simple: As long as you consume foods naturally found in nature and without any additives, you can eat it. This goes for meats, fruits, vegetables, almonds, and herbs. The idea is to mix these together to come up with new textures and flavors. It is an excellent way to get the best out of what nature has to give.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Noreen Gilletz

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