Earlier today we posted this Watermelon-Mint-Lemonade on our Instagram account. It’s an incredibly easy and healthy drink to make for any picnic, BBQ or in this case –Mother’s Day. 🙂 It takes almost no time to make, is refreshing and doesn’t sit heavy in your stomach, so it’s great for the summer months. It’s also super healthy for both you and your mom!
Watermelon is roughly 90% water, so it provides a lot of hydration as well as Vitamin A, C and natural lycopene. Lycopene is a phytonutrient and antioxidant, you often find it in fruits and veggies that are red, like tomatoes, grapefruits etc.. Lycopene has been shown to help protect cells from damage and has been linked to cancer prevention (not too shabby…). The lemon is another bonus ingredient, and helps with the alkalinity of your body – for more on the benefits of lemon water, click here to see an earlier post.
Lucky for me, and my mom’s health, she loves watermelon so I’m sure this will be a hit. What types of things do you do/make for your Mom to celebrate Mother’s Day?
INGREDIENTS (makes approximately 3 glasses)
- The insides of 1/2 a watermelon
- Juice of three lemons
- Approx. 2 to 3 full sprigs of mint
- 1/2 cup water
- Frozen Raspberries in place of ice cubes
- OPTIONAL: a tablespoon or two of honey/maple syrup if you like sweet things (like my Mom)
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth then enjoy!