Is the heat getting to you? Here’s one healthy way to cool off. Two ingredients + five minutes of your time = a refreshing drink that’s loaded with vitamins.
All melons are excellent choices to keep you hydrated in the summer. For this recipe, let’s look at the health benefits of honeydews. Their green flesh is loaded with vitamin C, and is a good source of folate, vitamin B6, and potassium….in other words, it has antioxidants that will boost your immune system, protect you from free radicals and certain types of cancer, it can help prevent heart disease, it’s an especially good snack during pregnancy, and it can help regulate blood pressure. Of course, the nutrition facts are not the reason you’ll make this...
(Makes 2 pints, ~1 liter)
1 honeydew melon
a handful of fresh mint
agave syrup/honey (not vegan)/your favorite sweetener (optional)
Cut the melon in half, remove the seeds, then peel it. Put it through a juicer along with the mint. Add some sweetener (if desired), pour into glasses, garnish with fresh herbs. That’s it!
You may serve it on the rocks and/or add a squirt of lime juice for a kick as well.