Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Watermelon Cooler

One Divine Drink : The summers seem never-ending here and temperatures rising day by day. Standing in the kitchen and cooking a meal gets me drenched in sweat. It's like taking a shower all over again. Day by day, i have started replacing solid food for lunch and prefer drinking some fruit juice, Aam panna or some Kokum sharbat. ( Making sure i have a heavy breakfast). Sometimes, just a fruit or fresh salad does the needful. My poor 4 legged angel babies also have to be kept in the AC and the walks have become short with the timings being early morning and late evening :) Summer fruits have started making way in the markets like watermelon, litchis, mangoes, papaya, muskmelon etc. Watermelon is one fruit which i can have any time of the day. Can eat it at breakfast, a juice in the evening instead of coffee or even as a dessert or sometimes, a midnight snack. It fills you up because of the water content and keeps you hydrated. I love to bite on the juice and when it drops down the sides of my mouth when i am trying to have a big bite!!! ( Yes, just like kids ! )It's fun when you become kids while eating food at times... Having the milk moustaches, the chocolate sauce on the cheeks or even some daal or curry spilled on your clothes...

Yeah yeah, i know, you must be thinking, this is one crazy girl, but honestly, don't we all like it? Coming back to my post, i made this watermelon cooler recently and it tasted "Divine"... a true thirst quencher. Add it to any alcohol and make a cocktail, add any other fruit juice and make a mock-tail out of it or just have it as it is!!! You wouldn't want anything more...


Note : Usually, i don't believe in throwing away the pulp as it has it's own set of fibre and nutrients. So if you are having this drink as it is, don't throw the pulp, but if you are making a cocktail, better strain the juice. 

A glass of this, a book in hand and some nice music... get set to enjoy a beach holiday right at your home :)



Ingredients:

Watermelon - 2 cups chopped pieces
Lemon juice - of 1 medium sized lemon
Sugar - 2 tsp
Black salt - little to taste
Pepper powder - little to taste
Mint leaves - to garnish and/or you can add it crushed to the drink
Ice cubes - as needed
You can even make it without the lemon juice, just adding the mint leaves.


Recipe:

Put watermelon pieces, sugar or lemon juice in a blender. Blend until smooth. 
Add in black salt, pepper and mint leaves.
Top with ice cubes or crushed ice ( crush ice in blender or blend along with watermelon )

Now you can even mix everything together, blend in mixer and take out the juice. 

Garnish with watermelon pieces in the juice or at the side of the glass as shown with a mint leaf.



Now wouldn't you want that right now?

Happy cooking :) ( or should i say, Juicing? )

21 comments:

  1. Yum! I'd shamefully add tequilla of course. Thanks for the blog visit. I never thought about birds fatally swallowing gum on the road. Good grief!

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    1. Hi Sharon, Yes..would taste great with tequilla :)
      Thank you for visiting me :)

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  2. One of my favourite juices. Love it. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Hope you visit back soon.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. Hi Paps, yes loved your blog, and following too :) Thanx for the visit.

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  3. Also following you. Hope you follow back too so that we can keep in touch.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. Ok Sorry trying to follow but not letting me. Will try again later.

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    2. There seems to be some issue with blogger, have written to them. Hope it gets resolved soon and you follow back. Thanks again :)

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    1. Hi Lisa, absolutely !!! Thanx for the visit :)

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  5. Hi Gauri. Thanks for following my blog. Tried following yours too, but it's not letter me for some reason. I shall try again.

    Excellent blog :)

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    1. Hi Wendy, seems there is some issue with blogspot. Have written to them. Hope it gets resolved soon and you follow back, thanx for the visit :)

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  6. Yummy! Sounds like a great way to cool off around the pool.

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  7. Works for me always. Sweet , cool, refreshing and most importantly negligible calories. Just like you I never strain and drink when I am not mixing it with other fruit juices. It's more filling and I love the tiny little bites that come with not straining. And just as you said, I too love to become a child with food as a medium. I still fight with my little one over jujups and sour punk.

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    1. Haha, i can imagine :) It so much fun being kids, isn't it? Thanks Piyali for your kind words always :)

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  8. beautiful red.....love watermelon cooler :)

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  9. This is so refreshing and perfect drink for this summer.Wonderful clicks.

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    1. Thank you so much Neela, glad you think so :)

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  10. Wow! Melon cooler looks sweet, refreshing and absolutely divine. I am with you girl. I too love to play with my food sometimes — even in front of my little daughter! ;) I know that sounds weird, but being a kid again is a FUN. Right? :D

    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

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    1. Super fun! Can't agree more Anu :))

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