Watermelon Lime Refresher (raw, vegan, paleo)

2012 June 20

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 Suuuuummer. Its finally here, in all its glory.  O-town has been hit with a killer heat wave (in the 40s with the humidity! oh my)… and the last thing anyone wants to do is cook.   I’d rather slurp away the heat on something refreshing and dip into any salad I can get my hands on.

Here’s the thing, though-  a refreshing drink that is low in sugar is pretty difficult to come by, and I gotta be honest.  I want pink. I want pretty.  And I want it, now. :)

 I also don’t want a sugar binge- I’m trying so hard to be kind to my body.  But…  those pretty and sugary pink girly drinks get mighty tempting.   Plus, I have some picnics and parties coming up, and the last thing I want is to feel left out of the festivities.    (I mean, “here’s a jug of my favorite spring water” doesn’t exactly spell Ideal Host Gift, ya know? ;)  ).     Sometimes, you just want a little fun, but not have to overdo it on the sugar.  This is where Watermelon Lime Refresher totally fits the bill.

So, if you are looking for a drink that isn’t too sweet, totally refreshing, and big on taste with a pretty colour, this, dear friends, is totally your drink.   Perfect for the long weekend coming up for my canuck buddies and for my american friends too.  Its naturally sweet, and has some fresh bright undernotes of lime and ginger– you could even add muddled mint if you want.  And if you are going to a more “adult” function, it mixes well with those “other” kinds of drinks.  Which shall remain nameless.  ‘Cause its a family blog.  ;)

You can easily adjust the proportions of this drink to suit your tastes.  If you really want a lime-y flavour, rather than increase the lime juice (which can be quite acidic), use a grater to zest the limes you use and let the fine zest infuse into the drink over night and pour through a strainer before serving.  You can add water to tone down the drink if you wish, or add more or less honey or agave.  I am not a big ‘sweets’ person, so I’m really light on the honey- you may want to add more for your tastes, or even some powdered stevia.

Note: this post linked to Cybele Pascale Allergy-Friendly FridaysSimply Sugar and Gluten Free Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, and Diet DessertnDogs Wellness Weekend.

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4 Responses
  1. August 2, 2011

    you’re so welcome ricki!
    and i bet, if you used a few stevia drops, it would totally wokr for your sugar detox :)

  2. August 1, 2011

    OMG, this sounds totally refreshing and it is just so darned pretty looking, too! Gotta give this one a try. Thanks so much for submitting it to Wellness Weekend! :)

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