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It definitely feels like hot, Summer weather around here lately! I’m talking 90’s (although I know that’s nothing compared to the brutal heat being felt out west)! So I have been making a conscious effort to up my water intake. Of course, it’s only so long until I get bored with a plain, old bottle of water. So instead of giving up on my goal, I am finding other ways to get the hydration I need during the day. Especially since I tend to be more active during the Summer!
I’ve never been much of a juicer. This recipe is probably as close as I’ll ever get to juicing. It’s inspired by a watermelon and lime drink recipe I read a few months ago in a nutrition book. To up the hydration factor, I decided to add coconut water. I turned my watermelon and mint drink into a slushie by blending all of the ingredients in my Oster Blend-N-Go with ice! There’s not much to this drink, but it’s so refreshing!
A lot of watermelon beverage recipes seem to strain the watermelon pulp after pulsing it in the blender. Even though it might not look as pretty as a strained glass of watermelon juice, I like to make sure I’m getting the benefits of the whole fruit. So I kept the pulp in there. You hardly even notice it since this drink has the consistency of a slushie. Of course, this is way healthier than a convenient store slushie since there’s no sugar, or really anything else, added to it (making it a good option for kids, too)!
- 1 cup chopped, seedless watermelon
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 3-4 mint leaves
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Add chopped watermelon to blender and pulse until smooth.
- Add coconut water, mint leaves, and ice. Pulse again until a slushie consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!
I’m so hooked that I basically drank half a watermelon last week! But that’s okay! Watermelon has a lot of benefits. It’s full of vitamins, beneficial to your heart, may aid in weight loss, it’s good for your skin and hair, and it’s a cancer prevention food. Coconut water’s not too shabby either! It packs a lot of the same benefits as watermelon, so drink up! What’s your favorite Summertime drink? How do you stay hydrated?
This week we’re sharing PINK themed recipes and craft projects for Maker’s Mix-Up!
Here’s what we shared last week for our VEGETABLE theme!
- Kale Pesto from Living La Vida Holoka
- Steamed Stewed Squash and Onions with Bacon from Intelligent Domestications
- Lemon and Dill Cucumber Chips from DIY Adulation
- Grilled Chili Lime Veggie Fajitas from Hello Nature