Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

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With the warmer weather finally making its way into the Midwest most of us will find ourselves participating in outdoor activities, and grilling our meals rather than heating up the kitchen. 

Nothing satisfies better than a cool drink on a scorching hot day, but not just any drink.  You may prefer an ice cold frosty mug of beer, a tall glass of iced tea, refreshing lemonade, or just a simple glass of ice water to beat the heat.

However, this refreshing Watermelon Cucumber Cooler will cool you down, and balance out your system especially after a barbecue.  Both watermelon and cucumbers are considered alkaline foods helping to balance out those sauce laden BBQ dishes, vinegar salad dressings, pickled foods, and beef dishes you may have indulged in.  Instead of taking an acid reliever, a tall Watermelon Cucumber Cooler may work just as well – it’s worth a shot!

Aside from that, this Watermelon Cucumber Cooler with a hint of mint, is tasty and refreshing, especially when served ice cold.  If preferred, blend then pour into Popsicle cups, freeze, and serve for dessert.  What could be better?

With only 3 ingredients it whips up in no time.  Serve immediately or store in Mason Jars and refrigerate to drink later that day.  Best served that day.

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Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

Ingredients:

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  • English Cucumber, peeled, 6-inches (sliced for easy blending)
  • 4 cups Watermelon (red or yellow) chilled, cut into medium chunks (if organic use rind if desired)
  • 4-6 sprigs of mint
  • Garnish: with mint and cucumber stick

Directions:

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  1. Place all ingredients in the order listed into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve ice cold in glasses  and garnish with a sprig of mint and cucumber stick.
  4. Alternatively: Pour blended mixture into Popsicle containers, and freeze for later.

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ENJOY!!!

Adapted from:

Julie Cove - eat better live better feel better

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13 comments

  1. Cool, refreshing and yummy! Can’t beat that combo in the summer!!!

  2. So simple! So tasty! Just what the doctor ordered for this heat. Thanks!

    • Plus it’s a high alkaline beverage so it will help balance out any acids in your system – helping you to feel even better. All the more reason to try this.

  3. Absolutely refreshing! A great summer drink.

  4. Great idea to combine cucumber and watermelon!!! Can’t wait for the summer watermelons to show up so I can make this. This is going to be perfect for the middle of the summer.

  5. Pure perfection! Love coolers! Yours sounds awesome!

  6. A match made in heaven! Cucumber is such a good balance for watermelon.

  7. I love watermelon and cucumber together! This sounds so refreshing.

  8. Wow, this sound delicious…so refreshing…perfect for the warm weather.
    Have a great week Vicki 🙂

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