Summer is the best time to consume seasonal fruits that are not just loaded with antioxidants but also provide the required nourishment and hydration to the body. And what better than the sweet watermelon which can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.
Watermelon is a good source of nutrition as it is a low-calorie fruit that helps provide the necessary electrolytes to the body. It is also a rich source of vitamins and minerals, making it a summer must-have. So here are some thirst quenching watermelon coolers that you can try at home. And mind you, the recipes are easy and do not require many ingredients.
Take a look at the recipes from chef Anshu Raj, Caterspoint.
Watermelon Basil Coconut Limeade
100g – Black watermelon or ripe watermelon
Few fresh basil leaves or soaked basil seeds
2tsp – Fresh lime or kafir lime juice
8-10 – Ice cubes
200ml – Fresh coconut water
A pinch – Roasted cumin
*Wash the watermelon thoroughly and then peel and chop it in about half-inch cubes.
*Now take fresh coconut water and pour in mixer.
*Then add lime juice and basil leaves or basil seeds and stir well. Add ice cubes. Blend in a mixer. Add watermelon cubes.
*For a dash of Indian flavour, you can add 1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds. Your watermelon coconut limeade is ready.
Pro tip: If you have a sweet tooth, you can add honey.
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Watermelon Mojito Cooler
100g – Ripe black watermelon
200ml – Sprite cold drink or sparkling water
50ml – Mojito syrup
1tsp – Lime juice
6-8 – Ice cubes
*Wash the watermelon thoroughly. Peel the skin and cut it into half inch cubes.
*Take a mixer, add sprite or sparkling water (soda).
*Now add lime juice and mojito syrup.
*Add ice cubes and stir well.
*Add some watermelon cubes into a tall glass and pour the cooler. Garnish with fresh mint.
Pro tip: In case do not have mojito syrup, make one at home with sugar, lime juice and crushed mint leaves.
All set to try them out today?
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