It’s hot outside and you just want something hydrating and refreshing. Well, this watermelon soda is the perfect drink to cool you down and share with friends.
Did you know watermelon is approximately 92% water?!
The ideal way to quench your thirst, just don't forget to freeze the ice cubes. Water is an essential part of daily hydration and I always recommend aiming for at least 2 litres per day and more if you exercise. I also recommend increasing water intake if its a hot day and you are sweating at an increased rate. If we lose water, we need to replenish it. The Watermelon Soda is a great way to give your intake a boost.
Key Nutrients - Watermelon Soda
Watermelon – High in antioxidants, watermelon is also really hydrating with approximately 92% water. Adding watermelon ice cubes to sparkling water adds some extra nutrition in the form of vitamins A and C, as well as some calcium.
- 2 cups watermelon
- 1 litre sparkling water
- 1 lime
- 1 handful mint leaves
- Place two cups of chopped watermelon into the food processor.
- Blend until smooth consistency.
- Pour mixture into an icecube tray and place in freezer to freeze (approx. 3-4 hours).
- When the ice cubes are ready, place a few into a glass with 250ml of sparkling water. Squeeze in some fresh lime juice and add a couple of fresh mint leaves.
Essential EquipmentFood processor.
TipsI use a standard cup measure. If you don’t have one you can use a mug and substitute the amount for ¾ of a standard size mug.
Find your IngredientsWatermelon, lime and mint – fruit and vegetable aisle
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If you would like to understand more about the daily requirements of water, this guide might be helpful; water
Amy Savage is a qualified Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine and is available for consultations online and in Sydney CBD. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
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