Watermelon and mint is a heavenly combination of flavours when you’re in desperate need of something refreshing. Hot summer days or not, this one is a simple classic that never fails to boost up your energy. Two ingredients! That’s all it takes to make yourself a mint-infused watermelon juice that keeps you hydrated and is a lot better for your body than fizzy drinks loaded with sugar and artificial sweeteners!
PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
- 1 whole watermelon (medium sized)
- Handful of fresh mint leaves
- Chia seeds* (optional)
Cut the melon in half and scoop or cut out large chunks of the fruit.
Toss some watermelon chunks along with a handful of fresh mint leaves into a juicer or alternatively you could use a good old blender and simply strain out the pulp and seeds.
If you’re one of those that find it hard to stay hydrated and can’t seem to keep up with the old adage of drinking eight glasses of water a day, here’s a cheat’s way to bump this juice up a notch with a superfood: Chia seeds!
Soak a tablespoon of chia seeds in water or even better, some coconut water, for about 15- 20 minutes or until they puff up. Add the now gelatinous mix of chia seeds to your juice and you’re good to go.
Serve it up with a few fresh mint sprigs!
Note: Place your watermelon chunks in the fridge an hour before juicing instead of adding water or ice to cool it down in order to avoid an unsweetened diluted drink!
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