Refreshing Watermelon Drink!

Monsoon seems nowhere in sight this year… I am so longing for the rains…we are nearing mid July and there is no respite from the sweltering heat here in this part of the world; 42 degrees centigrade is not a joke! How I wish we could be posted back to somewhere in the Western Ghats… I envy my friends in that part of the country. And here I think of ways to beat the heat all day long! The only easy way that comes to my mind is to jump into the pool (and stay there for the rest of the day, unfortunately can’t do that! Although I’d love to!) or sip this thirst quenching drink! And it is an easy way out…it is super easy to make!

I deliberately didn’t mention the ‘stay-in-the-airconditioning’ way because of the long outages!! So, you are actually not left with much of a choice but to take my offer and try making this refreshing watermelon drink! Sip it all day long to beat the heat!

This fun summertime drink combines watermelon, lemon, few crushed mint leaves for that fresh punch of cool splash that would blow your senses away, I promise you!!

These are the things you need to buy… I prefer our friendly neighborhood farmer’s market, the Monday ‘haat’ (my all-time-favourite place to buy fresh greens and fruits):

  • Ripe watermelon 1 medium-sized or whatever!
  • lemon 1 for two medium glasses of slush
  • few fresh mint leaves
  • a pinch of  rock salt per glass
  • No need for any added sugar or honey unless your watermelon turns out to be not so sweet!

How to make it: It’s quite simple!

Cut pieces of watermelon and throw it in the blender, squeeze in lemon juice, add salt and add loads of crushed ice and blend. That’s it! I prefer not to blend it too smooth; I like those chunky watermelon pieces in my drink.

Pour into glasses and top it up with a few hand-teared mint leaves…just enough to leave that lovely minty flavor and aroma! Now try it and tell me that you didn’t like it! Or let me know how do you beat the heat!

Tip- No need to de-seed the watermelon, the drink would taste just fine…read about the goodness of these seeds here and here.

 

Refreshing Watermelon Drink!
 
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A delightful watermelon summer drink... it combines refreshing flavors of lemon and mint!
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Recipe type: Summer Drink
Serves: 2 to 3
Ingredients
  • ripe watermelon- 1 medium-sized or whatever!
  • lemon-1 for two medium glasses of slush
  • few fresh mint leaves
  • a pinch of rock salt per glass
Instructions
  1. Cut pieces of watermelon and throw it in your blender, squeeze in lemon juice, add rock salt and add loads of crushed ice and blend.
  2. That’s it! I prefer not to blend it too smooth; I like those chunky watermelon pieces in my drink. You may blend it to a smoothie if you like.
  3. Pour into glasses and top it up with a few hand-teared mint leaves.
Notes
I don't bother to de-seed the watermelon, a few crushed seeds tastes just fine! Not to mention they add to the dietary fibre content!

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