As many of my readers (and close friends) may already be aware, I am keen to go on somewhat regular and occasionally lengthy water fasts as a way to reset my system and allow things to rest and regenerate for the length of the fast. This has been a common ritual for me over the course of many years, and throughout that time I have found that certain protocols work best to ensure the healthiest, most comfortable transition for the body to ease its way in and out of a fast.

A full day of unlimited melon intake (served alone in its natural state) is the best way to lead into and also exit from a water fast. Upon completion my last water fast, I found myself eating melon for a longer period than the single following day (mainly due to the fact that Summer has just ended and I happened to have an abundance of varying types waiting to be cleared out to make way for Autumn harvest). As such, I grew a bit tired of melons in plain form and opted to toss a few extra ingredients into the bowl with the remainder of my cantaloupe.

The end result was something I feel is perfect for any time, as it is incredibly delicious and simple.

I used:

  • ½  Medium sized cantaloupe, cubed
  • Juice from 4 limes
  • 5-6 leaves fresh mint, cut chiffonade
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, finely chopped

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stir well, and enjoy!


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