Watermelon Hibiscus Cooler is healthy and refreshing. Enjoy it during the summer when watermelon is in season.
Whenever I buy a watermelon, I like to eat half of it, then freeze the other half in chunks to use later for smoothies.
It’s high in vitamins A and C and also contains potassium and magnesium. Plus it’s great for quenching your thirst. You can learn more about why watermelon is so healthy in Medical News Today.
This recipe makes a slushie-like drink, or cooler, that is very refreshing on a warm Summer day.
It does require a little planning ahead to make this beverage since you’ll need time for the watermelon to freeze and for the hibiscus tea to brew and cool. But I think you’ll find it’s worth it.
According to Delicious Living, a 2013 study suggests this tart, slightly sweet and refreshing tea effectively lowers blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Researchers believe hibiscus’ ample anthocyanins are the source of its health benefits.
I like to leave the skin on the cucumber, but if it’s not organic, be sure to peel it.
Watermelon Hibiscus Cooler
This Watermelon Hibiscus Cooler is refreshing and healthy on a warm summer day.
- 1/2 cup hibiscus tea brewed and cooled
- 1/2 medium cucumber cut in chunks
- 3 cups frozen watermelon chunks
- 1/2 cup raspberries fresh or frozen
- 1 Tbsp lime juice (from about 1/2 a lime)
- Agave or maple syrup to taste (optional)
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender, such as a Vitamix.
Pour in a glass, grab your glass straw, and enjoy!
What is your favorite way to enjoy watermelon? Please let me know in the comments!
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