Guys, I feel like a crazy person. And do you want to know why? Because I haven’t bought a watermelon all summer, until today. Yes, today, a day in August. What is wrong with me?! To me, watermelons are the epitome of summer–they’re refreshing, healthy and oh, so tasty. I’m a little embarrassed it has taken me this long to buy watermelon, but I guess better late than never, right?
Anyway, I wanted to make a yummy and refreshing watermelon juice with a kick. The following watermelon mint juice recipe is so easy, and soon enough, you’ll be blending up a storm in your kitchen.
Easy Watermelon Mint Juice
Funnily enough, I had never really grown up drinking watermelon juice as it always seemed much more appealing to me to eat watermelon whole. And by that, I mean I would cut the watermelon up. I am not some savage eating the rind haha. It wasn’t really until last year that I really got into watermelon juice, and partially, because of how refreshing it was and how easy it was to drink. I love watermelon, but it can be a little messy, a little runny. You know how it goes.
Easy and Tasty Summer Drink
The great thing about this juice, other than being easy as pie to make, is the fact that it is so healthy. There is no need to add any sugar, due to the natural sweetness of the watermelon, plus it has mint and a hint of lemon (my ‘secret’ ingredient.
I’ve both used and talked about mint quite a lot throughout my blog. While it’s a little hard to eat on it’s own, it is fantastic when blended into the right foods, such as this watermelon juice! Mint has long been used as a way to aid indigestion, as well as to halt hiccups, and there is limited research that shows that it can help promote hair growth. I think we all know why watermelon is such a lovely and healthy food, but to put it simply, it’s a low-calorie food that contains a plethora of vitamins and minerals, it can supposedly help soothe sore muscles as well as help heart health.
Without further ado, here is my yummy and easy watermelon mint juice!
- Half of a watermelon, carved out
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1.5 tbsp mint leaves (mint leaves from 2 stems)
- 1.5 cups of ice
- Simply blend all ingredients together. Drink!
- Feel free to adjust the amount of ice and mint leaves to your tastes.
Enjoy your summer, my friends, and please share this recipe on your social media networks if you love it. And be sure to share a photo of your delicious and summery drink with me too!