With the soaring temperatures, our urge to constantly find ways to cool down increases!! The most common method to cool down is to drink something cold. This often makes us gravitate towards unhealthy drink options like store-made/ bought Smoothies, Coolattas etc which pack a ton of sugar! These drinks can be made at home within 5 minutes if you have the ingredients at home! If you don't have all the ingredients, you become creative and make use of what you have! All you need is a blender of some kind; nothing fancy.
Summer is a season of watermelons and peaches!! We often buy whole watermelons and then that watermelon occupies a lion's share of space in the refrigerator! I have found that using it in a juice-drink is the quickest way to finish it off! At the farmer's market I get carried away and often buy more peaches than what I can eat! Yesterday evening once we got home after a walk at the park, I decided to use these two fruits and make a drink. I just blended some watermelon and a peach with some cubes of ice and voila! A perfect drink was ready! The hubby and the kids drank it even faster than I made it!! Both the watermelon & peach were sweet, so I didn't have to add any additional sugar. It was truly delicious and refreshing! Added bonus: the kids go their daily quota of fruits without even realizing it! How cool is that!
Prep time: 3 minutes
Total time: 3 minutes
Servings: Two 8 oz glasses
Watermelon: 1 palm-size slice ( roughly 1 1/2 cups diced cubes )
Peach: 1 medium-sized ( around 1/2 cup of diced cubes ).
Ice-cubes: 4 nos
Sugar/honey: 1 tsp ( optional)
Peel the watermelon and dice it small. Keep aside.
Wash and peel the peach. Slice it. Remove the seed.
Reserve two small pieces and add the rest of the watermelon cubes with the peach slices & ice cubes to the blender . Add sugar if the fruit is not sweet. Blend for 30-45 seconds.
Divide the juice between two tall glasses.
Garnish with reserved watermelon cube.
Serve immediately/ serve cold.
I am bringing thirst quencher to all our friends at Throwback Thursday#44, Fiesta Friday#125 and Saucy Saturdays#50! Angie's co-hosts this week are Quinn @ dadwhats4dinner and Elaine @ Foodbod.
Cooking made easy:
You can make a drink with fruits of your choice and availability. If the pulp is thick, add additional water. If the fruit is sour, sweeten it a little with honey or sugar. Play around and find out which combination works out the best for you!
Tip for healthy living:
Whenever you buy fruits or vegetables, it is best to buy whatever is in season. The produce that is in season is usually locally grown which in turn means that it has not travelled far and therefore is fresh.
Food for thought:
Every day may not be good.. But there is something good in every day! Unknown