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Watermelon Lime Refresher
 

Watermelon lime refresher is just that! A refreshing drink that is sure to cool you down and keep you hydrated during the summer time!

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This drink was actually made by mistake as I was creating an agua fresca recipe which is coming to the blog soon!

Here’s the story if you are interested: I only had thirty minutes to make the recipe, take pictures of my lovely creation, and clean up before working out so I had to go fast! My husband helped me out by walking the dogs so that I could focus. As soon as he came back I would be done. It would have been perfect timing!

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Well, we executed our plan. When he came back inside, I let him sip the drink and he was like, “This tastes amazing, but weren’t you supposed to be making a thicker drink?”

That’s when I noticed I used a cheesecloth to strain the pulp from the juice. (face slap!)

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Even though it wasn’t my originally planned agua fresca drink, it was still refreshing, tastes way better than just regular water, AND is perfect for mixing in my pre-workout powder!

I highly recommend using this watermelon lime refresher for your pre-workout powder or just to drink on its own before or after a workout. Watermelon contains the amino acid citrulline which promotes blood flow, which leads to improved circulation and reduces muscle soreness. Also, watermelon is about 90% water -- hello, hydration!

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I also played around with my new popsicle molds and made this drink into watermelon lime refresher popsicles! They were a hit at a summer picnic I hosted last month (blog post coming soon on that! :) ) The frozen juice created a beautiful stained glass appearance with bright, summery colors!

Regardless if you make these watermelon lime refreshers for a pre/post-workout drink, popsicles, or just sipping by the pool, they are great in promoting hydration and kicking boring water to the curb!

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo to #fromtherootsblog on Instagram. We love seeing what you come up with!


Watermelon lime refresher is just that! A refreshing drink that is sure to cool you down and keep you hydrated during the summer time! 

INGREDIENTS

  • Half of one small seedless watermelon (rind cut off)

  • Juice of 2 limes

  • 2 Tbsp fresh mint

  • 1-2 cups filtered water

  • 1-2 Tbsp pure maple syrup (optional for sweeter taste)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put all ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Transfer mixture into a cheesecloth covered bowl. Strain mixture until you are left with just the juice.

  3. Pour juice over ice and enjoy!

 
Chili Lime Mango Smoothie
 

Anti-inflammatory and detoxifying chili lime mango smoothie! Sweet, tangy, and subtly spiced. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

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One thing you must know about me, I love spicy food! There is just something about adding a dash of sriracha or hot sauce to a meal that takes it to the next level!

This recipe was inspired by an Instagram post I made a while back with my favorite afternoon snack combo, mango, and chili lime seasoning. This seasoning mix brings out the flavors of the mango while adding the perfect amount of heat to it.

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For this smoothie, in lieu of the premade seasoning mix that contains a fair amount of sodium, I have used chili pepper flakes and fresh lime instead. Chili peppers contain capsaicin which has proven to be an aid to weight loss, helpful in treating cancer and relieves pain.

Chili peppers pair great with fresh ginger root to detox the body. This power couple detoxes the body which eliminates any excessive toxins that are present in the bloodstream, liver, and other excretory organs. This power couple also provides a concoction that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to support the cleansing and protection of your body’s main system.

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Since ginger, chili peppers, and lime can provide an intense flavor, mangoes, as well as coconut milk and bananas, balance the flavors out. At the end of it all, the harmony of the flavors-- it’s purely delicious!

In honor of #cincodemayo, you could easily make this smoothie recipe into margaritas by adding tequila! Don’t forget to rim your glasses with lime and the chili lime seasoning!

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo to #fromtherootsblog on Instagram. We love seeing what you come up with!


Anti-inflammatory and detoxifying chili lime mango smoothie! Sweet, tangy, and subtly spiced. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo! 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 whole mango (or 1 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks)

  • 1/2 lime

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 1-2 tsp fresh ginger

  • Half frozen ripe banana

  • few shakes of chili pepper flakes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Blend until smooth!Optional: Add a dash of chili-lime seasoning and lime wedge for garnish