Friday, April 18, 2014

WATERMELON JUICE WITH GINGER, LIME & MINT

WATERMELON JUICE WITH GINGER, LIME & MINT

 With the days becoming hotter, we need to take in more liquids than before. What better way than to have fresh watermelon juice which is both refreshing as well as good for health. There are several versions of the watermelon juice. In today's recipe, I have shared the version suggested by my friend Shyamala Kini which includes crushed ginger, mint and lime.

The best part of this juice is that you don't need to add any sugar at all, provided the watermelon is sweet .You can, of course, add sugar if you wish too. There is no need to add any water either. The mint used for the garnish can be chewed and should not be discarded as it has a good taste of its own.




Ingredients:
  • Watermelon, 1/2 of a medium sized melon
  • Ginger, 1/2 " piece
  • Lime, 1/2 a medium-sized
  • Sugar, optional, or as per taste
  • Salt, a pinch
  • Mint leaves, chopped, a few
Method:

Wash, peel and de-seed the watermelon
Cut into bite- size pieces and place in a blender
Next, crush the ginger finely and add to the watermelon pieces
In a blender, blend the watermelon pieces along with the crushed ginger, without adding any water
Add lime juice
Add salt
Add sugar, if required
After blending all the above, pour into glasses
Garnish with chopped mint leaves
Serve chilled with ice cubes