Luscious Watermelon Cooler
This delightful summer drink is sweet, refreshing & a lovely pink. The lemon juice & ginger add just the right punch. Watermelon is a wonder food which is delicious, nutritious, low-calorie, easy-to-find (well, in summer) & economical. It is high in vitamins A & C, potassium and the antioxidant lycopene which may help reduce the inflammation that contributes to asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, arthritis, etc. I like to tuck a bottle of this in the cooler to enjoy on a picnic or after a hike.
4 cup watermelon, deseeded
1 lemon, juiced (or 1/4 c lemon juice)
1 teaspoon ginger root, minced
honey or agave nectar to taste (I use 2 tsp)
mint sprigs, for garnish
Puree all ingredients in a blender. Garnish with mint sprigs. Note: You can use the white part of the rind along with the pink flesh (especially if it’s an organic watermelon). Enjoy!