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Cooling Watermelon Mint Spritzer

Feeling hot and irritable in the heat? Me too! Here’s a refreshing, super fast and easy to make, cooling, calming, hydrating, and non alcoholic beverage to cool you down today.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups of fresh chopped watermelon (be sure to remove the seeds first)
  • 2 – 4 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 cup sparkling water
Directions

Blend the watermelon, mint and ice in a blender until smooth. 

Divide mixture into 2 cups. Top off each cup with sparkling water. 

Enjoy this yummy and medicinal drink as needed.

Watermelon (Xi Gua)

Watermelon is very cleansing and you can eat or drink it to help detoxify the body. It is also high in high in vitamin C, lycopene, and beta carotene.

In Chinese medicine watermelon is known to clear summer heat and generate fluids. It helps relieve symptoms such as thirst, dryness, restlessness, irritability, and scanty urination.

Mint (Bo He)

Mint is also cool and refreshing. It is pungent and aromatic and used in Chinese medicine to clear wind-heat and smooth the qi. It can help with symptoms from the heat such as headache, fever, rashes, sore throat, and emotional distress. 

 

 

About Dawna Ara
Dawna is an acupuncturist, herbalist, functional medicine practitioner, a mom, wife, writer, nature lover, chef and whole foods advocate. She teaches how to live a healthy lifestyle through her website Eat Play Work Sleep.