Friday, March 28, 2014

Melon coolata

After a long struggle, it looks like winter has bid farewell and now the day starts bright and warm. I believe that bright sunshine brings positive hope and the birds chirping near your porch uplifts your mood . Now I want to refresh my house and spring cleaning is calling me.Getting ready to start growing my own herbs.So how about a  healthy, refreshing, preservative free, low in sugar drink?




Growing up in India, I have enjoyed lot of tropical and seasonal fruits and fresh juices.I really miss the Indian mangoes, chikoos, jack fruit and so on. My Mom used to include mint, lemon and ginger in fresh juices whenever applicable.With that inspiration, here i have kept it simple with fresh fruits and tender coconut.


As tender coconut water is rich in minerals and helps in hydration,use it liberally to help your body accomodate the sudden change of weather from 10's and 20's to 50's.



Now , lets quickly go through the recipe.

Ingredients


Tender coconut water ..................... 1 cup ( I used fresh , you can used flavored or bottled)
Clemetines  ..................................... 3 (Squeeze the juice)
Canteloupe / Musk melon  ................ 1/2 cup juice ( Chop' blend and strain)
Honey ............................................. 2 tbsp ( You can use sugar too)
Ginger root ...................................... 1 inch
Fresh Mint ....................................... 5 or 6 leaves


Method 


  1. Use a mortar and pestle and crush ginger and mint leaves.
  2. Mix all the ingredients along with ginger and mint and leave it so that ginger and mint infuses well.
  3. Refrigerate and Strain and enjoy.

8 comments:

  1. This looks delicious and refreshing! :-)

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  2. How yummy! I must try this soon :)

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    1. Go ahead and try your hand there :)

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  3. Looks so refreshing. Will be great on a warm day, eh? Thanks for sharing @Fiesta Friday, Sujatha!

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    1. Thank you Angie ! My pleasure to meet you all every Friday .

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  4. The cocktail looks refreshing! Beautiful photos!

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