When it comes to beverages I am pretty boring – I stick with plenty of water, teas or all kind and the occasional cup of coffee. Lately though, the temperatures have been soaring and I found myself wanting to mix it up a bit. The juice options at the store just didn’t sound appealing or the sugar content was way to high for me to justify, so I decided to create a few easy recipes that would help me beat the heat without sending my blood sugar level skyrocketing.
The first recipe that I will be sharing today is actually one of my favourite creations – watermelon mint limeade. It only requires five ingredients! It can be enjoyed on it’s own, mixed with sparkling water for a bubbly treat or as a base for a boozy summer cocktail. The watermelon offers extra hydrating benefits, the mint makes it extra refreshing and the limeade offers an enjoyable tartness without being too sour.
Consider the recipe below just loose directions – I suggest that you modify the quantities to your own specific tastes.
4 cups of chopped watermelon
1 cup of fresh lime juice (aproximately 4 limes) + lime to garnish
3 cups spring water
1 sprig of mint (remove from stem)
2 tablespoon raw honey
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on medium speed until completely blended.
Strain if necessary (I prefer not to)
Serve chilled or over ice
I hope that you have a beautiful day! XXS