It seems like summer is getting all the time hotter around Europe and North America. So staying hydrated at all times is key. It’s very important to drink lots and lots of water, but after a while it can get a little bit boring. And sometimes it’s quite hard to convince kids to drink enough water. A good way to keep the whole family hydrated is serving smoothies, fresh fruit juices and coolers – preferably home made and without added sugar. Here is one good recipe that tastes fresh and includes supreme hydrators: honeydew cucumber cooler.
The combination of refreshing and hydrating ingredients – honeydew, cucumber, coconut water, lime, mint and sparkling mineral water – make this cooler a great summer drink. These ingredients have also other benefits, such as
…honeydew is rich in vitamin C and it is also a good source of potassium, copper and B vitamins;
…cucumber is high in Vitamins A, B and C and contains phytonutrients that provide anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer effects;
…coconut water is a good source of fiber, vitamin C and several important minerals and contains antioxidants that protect cells from damaging free radicals.
And the most important thing about this honeydew cucumber cooler is that it tastes so good and refreshing that you don’t need to force your kids to drink! Isn’t the colour of this drink beautiful – just as fresh as the taste :).
You only need 6 ingredients and 5 minutes to prepare this honeydew cucumber cooler. Put all ingredients in a blender and let the blender do the rest. And then just enjoy the hot summer day with a refreshing cooler in your hand! Cheers to summer!
Need more inspiration for delicious summer drinks for the whole family? Check out our strawberry watermelon lassi recipe.
- Ca 200 g/ 7 oz fresh and ripe honeydew, cubed
- ½ cucumber, peeled and sliced
- 1,5 dl/ 1 cup coconut water
- ½ lime, juiced
- one handful of mint leaves
- 2,5 dl/ 1 cup sparkling natural mineral water
- (ice cubes)
- Put all ingredients except the soda water into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add the sparkling water and gently mix with a spoon. Add ice cubes if you like a cooler drink.
- Serve immedieately.
Enjoy the honeydew cucumber cooler!