Summer is such a time of refreshment isn’t it? It’s a time to reconnect with friends and family and a time for rest and relaxation…well, at least it should be. 🙂
You may be looking forward to an exciting vacation this summer (and I hope you are!). Perhaps you’re taking a tour of Europe or you plan to kick your feet up by the beach and sip a fruity drink while staring out into the ocean.
Even if you don’t have a vacation on the books there are ways to enjoy the refreshing feeling of summer no matter where you are. A great way to do that is to delight your taste buds with the fresh foods of the summer.
It’s one thing that I look forward to every year during the summer time. The beautiful variety of fresh produce available excites me and I always look forward to meals out on the patio with my husband.
I love adding juicy peaches or crisp grapes to a fresh salad and having slices of cantaloupe with Saturday brunch is the perfect accompaniment. And there is so much more to choose from. Today, I’m giving you a great beverage recipe that’s perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day.
Cucumber and watermelon are foods that have high water content and they are wonderful for hydrating the skin. This can help repair sun damage and keep skin looking soft and glowing all summer long. I hope you enjoy it and I hope that you have an incredibly refreshing summer!
Cucumber Watermelon Refresher
Makes 2 cups
Special Equipment: Juicer
- 2 cups of cubed watermelon
- 2 cups of peeled and chopped cucumber
- Juice of 2 limes
Run the watermelon and cucumber through a juicer. You can either juice the limes by hand (I think this is easiest) or cut away the rind and run them through the juicer as well. Stir all of the juice in a single pitcher. You can enjoy right away, but it’s best served chilled.
(Zevia is a zero calorie soda made from natural ingredients and sweetened with Stevia – a plant based sweetener. You can find Zevia in most health food stores).