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