Thursday, May 8, 2014

3 Ways to use Watermelon & Mint Juice to Beat the Heat

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We had a super hot week last week, which inspired me for a couple new juicing recipes. Luckily, watermelon is in season. Here are a few of my favorite ways to enjoy it...

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Juice It

What's red and green and red and green and red and green and spins over 200mph? 

(Not a frog in the blender, this yummy green juice!)

Frog in the blender green juice 

Collard Greens

Check out my Juicing Tips

Sandia-menta Agua Fresca (Blended or Juiced)


(If you are wondering Sandia, is the Spanish word for Watermelon. It's too bad I didn't think of this blog theme before Cinco de Mayo. *The traditional Sandia Agua Fresca includes added water and sugar, and doesn't have any mint.) 

Watermelon-mint Orange Juice (or Smoothy)

Orange Juice 

Freeze It

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Hostess with the mostess tip 

Up your game at parties with Watermelon and Mint ice cubes!!

1.  Buy Watermelon and Mint
2.  Put it through the juicer
3.  Put into ice-cube trays and/or popsicle trays,
$.  Freeze and whallah! 

Don't have a juicer? 

You could also blend the watermelon, and place small pieces of mint right into the ice-cube tray.

Make your life easier tip

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Get silicone popsicle trays. I love, love, love mine! With a toddler, I especially like the compact size, as he can eat it all before it melts! The silicone ice cube tray is great too. I had this on hand from when I was making and freezing baby food. It way better to deal with then old-school ice trays. The ease-of-use makes the silicone tray more than worth the investment.

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Still too much work you say? 

watermelon mint ice cube tray -  creative and crafty events...or hate mint like my partner Wayne? Skip the mint, cut small pieces of watermelon, put in ice cube tray.  Freeze. Done! ...Well, almost. Now you need a fancy drink to put it in.

Liquor it

If you haven't had St Germain before, you need to go out right now and get it for the party you're going to want to though to try out these new recipes. It is seriously the best liqueur ever.

St Germain is an Elderflower Liqueur made only in France. Apparently the flower is so delicate that it loses its fragrance when processed, so St. Germain makes the batch fresh, once a year when the flowers bloom.

Here are a couple of fun recipes: And because you are using fresh juice, it is healthy, right?

Detox/Retox Recipes 

Sandia Mum-osa (mother's day brunch?)
1.5 oz St Germain
watermelon mint ice cubes -  creative and crafty eventsChampagne
Juiced Oranges
Juiced Watermelon and Mint
*If you want to get super fancy, try adding Chambord

Watermelon Mint-d light
1.5 oz St Germain
White Wine or Champagne
Juiced Watermelon and Mint

Sandia Mohito de Francia
1.5 oz St Germain'
1.5 oz Light Rum
Juice Lime
Juiced Watermelon and Mint

Sandia Margarita
1 oz St Germain
2 oz Tequila
Juiced Lime
Juiced Watermelon and Mint

*use sugar on the rib in lieu of salt

Don't forget to put in your awesome watermelon and mint ice cubes!

Enjoy! And Happy Mothers day to all you hot mama's out there! :)

Light, love and laughter,


  1. Dropping by from friday frenzy linky (we are onlinesisterhood). Love the collection----thanks for sharing! I pinned these because there are several I would like to try...especially the Popsicle idea:) We are here in Brazil and it gets pretty hot:) Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. Hi Rachel,
      Thanks for dropping by. This is my first time doing the friday frenzy. Such a cool way to see what others are making! I've always wanted to go to Brazil. Hope you enjoy the pops. :)

  2. I make watermelon drinks a lot in the summer. Thanks for linking this up to this weeks Friday Frezny...

  3. Hi Maria,
    My pleasure, thanks for dropping by. What a cool network!

  4. Yay - so glad you linked up!! Would you believe I have never had St. Germain? I keep finding great recipes I want to make that include it though.

    1. It's yummy, you're going to love it. I only had it for the first time a couple of years ago. Yeah, thanks for having me. I'm new to the whole blogging world, so it's really cool to see what others are doing.