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sugar free watermelon mint lemonade – the perfect summer cooler

Watermelons are the star of the summer fruits but mangoes always steals the show because of their ability in innovating desserts, but when it comes to quench the thirst on a hot sweaty summer afternoons, watermelon is the next best thing to stay healthy other than drinking plain water.

watermelon cooler

Ingredients:

Watermelon chunks (cut into cubes and de-seeded): 2 large cups
Ginger juice: 2 tsp
Juice of one ripe lemon
Honey :  2 tsp
Mint leaves : few

Method:

Blend perfectly the watermelon chunks, with ginger juice, juice of lemon, few mint leaves and add two spoon of honey. Serve chilled. To serve immediate, use the chilled watermelon chunks.

Honey is used here to replace the sugar, sourness of lemon will complement the sugary taste of watermelon, ginger juice will add the required punch and mint leaves will lend a refreshing touch to this lemonade. To make it slushy you can use the crushed ice.

watermelon lemonade

Nutritional benefits of watermelon:

Watermelons contains 92% water and 6% sugar, an excellent source of vitamin A, C and B6, high in potassium and low in sodium. Rich source of beta carotene, lycopene and anti -oxidants helps to cure kidney disorders, lowering blood pressure and diabetes. Read here to know the health benefits of watermelons in details.

This tall glass of chilled watermelon mint lemonade will be showcased in the event : Summer coolers which I am hosting through May. If you haven’t send any entries yet then please send it now , only 3 weeks to go ! Hurry !!

And also sharing this with other events:

with Healing foods : guest hosted bySukham coolers  originally started by Siri.

kurinji’s healthy recipe hunt

Tickling palates fun n sun

Only coolers and mocktails by simplysensationalfood and Pari of Foodelicious

10 Comments

  • Reply
    Tes
    May 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    What a perfect summer drink 🙂 I’m about to slice up some watermelon myself right now 🙂

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    Deepa
    May 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Perfect looking lemonade. Loved the color of it.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

  • Reply
    Krithi
    May 10, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Perfect entry… looks so refreshing…
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    Vidhya Jayadeep
    May 10, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Perfect thirst quencher.

  • Reply
    sukanya ramkumar
    May 10, 2011 at 5:34 am

    Very cool and refreshing… YUM!!!

  • Reply
    Jay
    May 10, 2011 at 6:58 am

    refreshing n healthy…love d vibrant color..
    Tasty Appetite

  • Reply
    Jay
    May 10, 2011 at 6:59 am

    awesome n healthy..
    Tasty Appetite

  • Reply
    Priya
    May 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Its hot here too,feel like finishing that refreshing lemonade..yumm!

  • Reply
    Raji
    May 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Lovely and refreshing drink…lovely combo of watermelon with ginger and honey…super cool.

  • Reply
    Deboshree
    May 21, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Oh I love how that looks Saffron! I will try it today since I have this huge watermelon in the fridge. Yeay. 😀

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