WATERMELON-GINGER COOLER

The delicious and healthy Watermelon-Ginger cooler is the perfect refreshing drink to enjoy this summer!

 

What is summer without refreshing beverages? I mean aren't they a big part of the summer fun? The summer season calls for a lot of outdoor activities, BBQs and family gatherings and drinks are an essential part of them all. If you are looking for the perfect cooler for your next BBQ party or you simply want to slurp away a delicious burst of energy, you are in luck! The watermelon-ginger cooler is the perfect drink to enjoy in the scorching heat. It is refreshing, delicious, and has immense health benefits. The drink could also serve as a delightful replacement for the boring orange juice at the breakfast table. For me, this drink really works wonders because my daughter loves it too.


ABOUT THE RECIPE


Watermelon juice in itself is quite delicious, add to it the zing of lemon juice and the sweet and peppery flavor of ginger and you have the best cooler ever. The ingredients used for this drink are simple but endowed with benefits. Here is the list of ingredients and their benefits:


Watermelon - It has very high water content, making it an ideal choice for keeping us hydrated during summer months. It is packed with vitamins and great for digestion. Additionally, it is a low-calorie fruit with a much lower sugar content compared to other juicy fruits.


Ginger - It is the most nutritious spice in the world. It contains the substance 'gingerol' which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can effectively reduce muscle soreness and help with osteoarthritis. It can drastically lower blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels as well.


Lemon juice - It is loaded with Vitamin C, promotes weight loss, and helps to keep us hydrated. It also aids in digestion and improves skin health. You can also use lime juice if you prefer.


Honey - It is a great replacement for sugar. It has often been linked to good heart health. It can help cure cough and congestion. It is delicious and sweet like sugar but still high in calories. So, if you are diabetic, skip it.


Himalayan salt - It is the purest salt on earth. It flushes out the toxins in the body, improving hormonal balance and helping in digestion.



VARIATIONS
 
The watermelon-ginger cooler is a pretty basic drink that can be modified as per your taste and mood. Here are some suggestions that you may try out:
  • You may add other citrus fruits to this to make it a mixed fruit drink. 
  • You may freeze some part of this drink and later blend it to top over the drink when serving in a glass.
  • You may spike the drink with vodka, gin or tequila for a boozy drink.
  • You may soak some chia seeds overnight and blend them with the watermelon for a healthy option.
  • You may top the drink with some fresh watermelon chunks.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS

The watermelon-ginger cooler is great in itself. So you can drink it straight, top with sparkling water, or spike with vodka, gin, or tequila. If you intend to drink it by itself, add ice cubes and garnish each cooler with a lime wedge before serving. Don't forget to stir before serving. You can also add fresh mint leaves or watermelon chunks alternately threaded on a toothpick.

Serve the cooler chilled and consume immediately for the best health benefits. If the health benefits are not reason enough, grab this refreshing drink simply because it is delicious.

 
beverage, cool, refreshing, watermelon, ginger, lemon, honey
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Author: The GradChef
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WATERMELON-GINGER COOLER

WATERMELON-GINGER COOLER

The delicious and healthy Watermelon-Ginger cooler is the perfect refreshing drink to enjoy this summer!
Prep time: 15 MCook time: Total time: 15 M

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups watermelon chunks
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup ice cubes for serving
  • Lime wedges for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour in serving glasses.
  3. Top with ice.
  4. Garnish with mint leaves.
  5. Serve chilled.

Notes:

You can add carrot, beetroot, or even celery. Skip the honey if you are diabetic. Top with sparkling water, or spike with vodka, gin, or tequila.

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