Vegan Drinks/ Vegan Recipes

Watermelon-Cucumber Cooler (aka Hangover Helper)

Watermelon Juice

I haven’t been on a bender since well before I had kids. But sometimes I’ll get “over served” at an event, or a new cocktail might leave me a bit more bleary-eyed than I’d like. That’s when I turn to this refreshing concoction. The melon and cucumber help to hydrate you, while the salt and mint aid in settling your stomach. Recipe contributed from Eating In Color: Delicious, Healthy Recipes for You and Your Family* ©2014 by Frances Largeman-Roth. 

Watermelon Juice

Watermelon-Cucumber Cooler (aka Hangover Helper)

The melon and cucumber help to hydrate you, while the salt and mint aid in settling your stomach.
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Course: Juice
Cuisine: Raw / healthy
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Veg Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1/2 cup peeled and sliced cucumber any variety
  • 2 tablespoons fresh line juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 fresh mint leaves plus more for garnish
  • 1 liter sparkling water chilled
  • Agave nectar light or dark, optional
  • Ice for serving

Instructions

  • Combine the watermelon, cucumber, lime juice, salt, and mint in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing to release all the liquid.
  • Into a tall glass filled with ice, pour 1/2 cup of the watermelon mixture and top with 1/2 cup or more of the sparkling water. Stir in agave to taste, if using.
  • Slip slowly until you've recovered. Have another glass if you need it. Store any remaining cooler covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Stir well before drinking.

 

Nutrition Information
Per serving: 57 calories; 0 g fat; 0.6 g protein; 15g carbs; 199 mg sodium; 21 mg calcium

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