It was incredibly rewarding to go out into my yard and pick a few leaves off our mojito mint plant to create this delightful drink. My kids loved it too! It really is true if you grow it with your children they have a greater appreciation and interest in what they are eating.
My father-in-law is a fantastic gardener, and seeing the vegetable and herb gardens he creates really inspires me to want to do the same. My Nana, in her day was also an amazing gardener. When she lived on Long Island, people would come to photograph and paint her beautiful flower gardens. I feel blessed to have many inspirational people in my life.
This is the perfect drink for a hot summer day when you have a ripe watermelon, just asking to be eaten. In fact, it is thought when the flesh of the watermelon ripens you see the biggest jump in lycopene, and the beta-carotene content and total antioxidants increase as well. Lycopene is especially important for cardiovascular health.
The watermelon-mint drink is delicious and feels like such a refreshing treat. What a great way to hydrate and have a couple servings of fruit at the same time. Pull out a cute Mason jar, get your sunglasses and sunhat on, and go outside and lounge while you sip your healthy beverage. It is a sure fire way to boost your mood and love for life.
With love & so much gratitude,