For my sixth birthday, my mom threw me a pink and green-themed birthday party, my two favorite colors at the time. Watermelon fit in nicely with this theme. My mother gathered napkins, plates, cups and goody bags featuring watermelons. I got my first big-girl bike that year, a big sea-foam green bike with light pink streamers. Watermelon will forever bring me back to my youth and that birthday party.
Fresh juices, like these watermelon coolers, give us a chance to stay healthy and hydrated, especially during the hot summer months. It’s the perfect fruit to juice because it’s hydrating (about 92% water), nutritious, and yet, still has great flavor. It’s loaded with good stuff: vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber, B6, B1, potassium and magnesium.
The coolers are not too sweet so feel free to add a sweetener of your choice to it. If you’re looking for a cocktail, try adding a splash of amaretto. Makes the perfect summer cocktail Enjoy!
Fresh Watermelon Coolers
Author: Dish by Trish
Servings: 2 people
Yield: Makes 3 cups
1 pound seedless watermelon
10 ice cubes
1 orange, zested and juiced
2 sprigs of mint to garnish
Remove rind and chop watermelon into chunks. Add watermelon pieces, juice of orange, orange zest and ice cubes to a blender.
Blend on high for 30 seconds. Place drink into 2 nice glasses with ice and garnish with mint.