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Melon Lemon Water, Recipe by Joey Thurman…

We all know that drinking water is an easy way to maintain our health and get fit. However, plain old water can get pretty dull, especially when summer offers such a tempting array of fruit drinks and fresh cocktails.

My clients often tell me that they get bored of drinking water all day long, so I have tried to find ways to make more exciting and palatable for them. One great way is with my Melon Lemon Water.

In order to make Melon Lemon Water…

  • Start with clean, cold filtered water.
  • Add the juice of one lemon, and a bit of zest if desired.
  • Next, squeeze a quarter of fresh organic watermelon. Add to the glass (ensuring not to drop in any seeds), along with a few chunks of ice.
  • You can also add some fresh herbs like mint or basil.

The lemon offers a great boost of Vitamin C and the watermelon has citrulline which helps with blood flow and nitric oxide. Not to mention, it simply tastes awesome! Make some the night before and bring it into work in a thermos. When you feel that midday slump coming on and you want buy a Diet Coke from the vending machine, try this instead. Your body and your skin will thank you…and you will have more long-term energy in the end.

About Joey Thurman:

Joey Thurman is a health, fitness, nutrition expert and the creator of The Lifestyle Renovation, a website dedicated to helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. Joey was named the best trainer in Chicago by the Chicago Sun Times in 2015. He has appeared on CBS, WGN, FOX, ABC and WCIU sharing his insights as a celebrity fitness trainer, published author and nutrition expert. Joey’s work has been featured in publications such as U.S. News and World Report, People MagazineBodyBuilding.com, Inspiyr, TimeOut Chicago, RedEye, American Global Traveler, CaliDiet, Chicago Sun Times, and Brazen Women. Joey is a fashion model represented by Chosen Model Management where he works with brands including Neiman Marcus, Abercrombie, Jockey, Kohl’s, and Carson Pirie Scott. He has also appeared on the covers of Healthy for Men and TimeOut Chicago. Joey is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), a Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS), a Certified Corporate Nutrition Professional (CCNP) and a FITchef. For more information, please visit www.thelifestylerenovation.com and follow Joey on Instagram and Twitter at @JoeyThurmanFit.