Last year, I was all over the strawberry cucumber smoothie. I drank it for weeks straight. Banana-less, the strawberries provided enough sweetness and contrasted against the cooling cucumber.
This year, I went more simple: frozen watermelon and mint. Lime juice is optional, mainly because I think it would be fabulous, but right now our limes are very sad so I didn’t get very much juice at all.
By using watermelon that has been pre-frozen, this is a quick and cooling drink. The hint of mint is a nice contrast without overpowering the drink.
Depending on the sweetness of your watermelon (and your tastes), will depends how much sweetener you would like to add.
What are your favourite summer drinks?
PS. Another nice version is this pineapple-mint frothy!
Watermelon Mint Frosty
2 cups frozen watermelon cubes
1 cup cold water
5 mint leaves
1 tbsp fresh lime juice (optional, but good)
sweetener, to taste (don’t use honey as it will solidify in the cool liquid)
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.