Welcome Summer with our Watermelon Dew Spa Water
Memorial Day Weekend launches our favorite season of the year – SUMMER! A cluster of days for us to enjoy pool parties, barbecues and trips to the beach! When preparing delightful dishes and drinks for this holiday weekend – what delicious fruit comes to mind? Yes, Watermelon! This sweet melon is so crisp, juicy, and refreshing – especially on a warm day!
One of our most popular recipes from our Spa Water Recipe Book is the Watermelon Dew which was graciously provided by Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, Texas. When this tasty fruit is combined with fresh mint – your mouth will enjoy the explosion of taste and your body will appreciate the boost of antioxidants and nutrients that are so good for you!
Watermelon Dew Spa Water
- 1/2 sliced melon
- Several sprigs of fresh mint
- Honey (Optional)
- Add melon to water and chill for at least four hours, or overnight. The longer it sits, the stronger the flavor. Discard melon after twenty four hours—the water will still have the great melon and mint flavor. For presentation purposes, add mint leaves and a small slice of melon to individual glass before serving.
- For a more intense taste and colorful appearance, remove the watermelon from the rind and cut into chunks. Place into a food processor and puree (If the melon is not sweet, this would be a good time to add a few tablespoons of honey). Strain the pureed water. Fill beverage server with ice and watermelon water. This will produce a very sweet tasting water.
Health Note: The antioxidants in watermelon help reduce the severity of asthma and may also reduce the risk of colon cancer, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and prostate cancer. Watermelon is also very
hydrating and helps to boost energy levels due to its high concentration of vitamin B.
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