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Recipe Friday – Refreshing Watermelon Margaritas

May 8, 2017
Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon Margarita

It’s been such a hectic week! We planned to share a Cinco de Mayo inspired Recipe Friday post, on Friday, but it’s now Sunday! Did you have fun celebrating? We sort of worked right through it! However, today, we were able to finally relax a bit and our Cinco de Mayo recipe was so refreshing and the perfect drink to relax with.

We found this recipe on minimalistbaker.com. We rarely make alcoholic drinks! However, this looked so delicious and simple enough for us to try. We’re glad we made these and wanted to share the recipe with you too since these turned out to be so refreshing!

Lately we have read about some possible benefits to drinking tequila. Mainly, tequila is a probiotic that can increase the amount of healthy bacteria in your intestines. For those with Colon issues, such as Crohn’s disease or colitis, tequila can also help form a protective barrier to protect drugs from breaking down in your stomach and to help medicine reach your colon.

So having a drink with tequila now and then may actually have some health benefits.
Watermelon Margarita

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Watermelon Margarita

WATERMELON MARGARITA

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 ml) watermelon juice (from 1 small ripe watermelon*)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp (37 ml) lime juice
  • 5 Tbsp (2 1/2 ounces) silver tequila
  • Sea salt (for lining rim)
Instructions
  1. Pack a large blender full of cubed ripe watermelon (with or without seeds) and blend until you have a juice. One small watermelon should yield roughly 3-5 cups (720-1200 ml), so you will have leftover juice for extra margaritas. You can choose to strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer to remove any seeds or pulp, but I didn’t find it necessary.
  2. To make margaritas, add watermelon juice, lime juice, tequila and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously to combine. Sample a small amount and adjust flavor as needed, adding more watermelon juice for sweetness, lime juice for acidity, or tequila for booziness.
  3. Line the rim of two serving glasses with lime juice and sea salt. Add ice and pour over margaritas.
  4. Best when fresh! Leftover watermelon juice will keep covered in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Cheers!

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Credits: Author: Jill Uechi // Photography: Coco Iv

Detox Food & Drink Well-Being

Recipe Friday – Hydrating, Detoxifying, Refreshing!

June 24, 2016

Watermelon-Coconut-Lime Refresher & Watermelon-Strawberry Salad

Watermelon Coconut

The first days of summer started with a heat wave and keeping hydrated became quite a challenge! It seemed natural to combine our favorite summer fruits; watermelon, strawberries, lime with coconut water superfood for the extra hydration needed. The watermelon-coconut-lime refresher and watermelon-strawberry salad are both so simple to make and the yet so healthy too!

Did you know that a well functioning renal system is important to keep your body in balance? With weak kidneys, your body can become prone to imbalances like high blood pressure,  thin skin, low back pain, loss of balance, and bladder issues. Hydration is important to strengthen the renal system and drinking and eating foods high in water content can help you stay hydrated. Both watermelon and strawberries have 92% water content. Watermelon and Coconut water are both alkalizing, cleansing and nourishing. We couldn’t seem to drink or eat enough of these foods over this past week and wanted to share our watermelon-coconut obsession with you.

Watermelon Benefits: High in antioxidants, vitamins and electrolytes, watermelon helps to cleanse the kidneys and helps the liver to process ammonia. The high Vitamin C and Vitamin A content helps to boost the body’s immunity and protect the skin and eyes and also helps to regulate PH levels, improves digestion and fights cancer.

Coconut Water Benefits: Coconut water is a true superfood and drinking 12 oz a day can help almost all of your body’s functions. It acts as a natural diuretic, aids kidney function, balances sugar levels, relieves constipation, boosts the immune system, prevents cancer, aids in hair growth, boosts energy levels, provides trace elements, balances hormones and feeds friendly bacteria in the gut. Make sure to use fresh coconut water from green coconuts or buy high quality coconut water! We love Harmless Harvest Coconut Water!

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These 2 recipes below are both so healthy and taste fantastic! The flavors just blend together so well. We hope you enjoy both of them as much as we did!

Watermelon-Coconut-Lime Refresher

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 lime peeled
  • Sparkling Water (optional)
Method:
Place the watermelon in a blender with the coconut water and lime. Blend on high speed until smooth.

 

Watermelon-Strawberry Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • Feta Cheese (optional)
  • Fresh Mint
Method:
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
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