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Watermelon Lime Ice Cubes

Well, I think we have finally reached those dog days of summer. It’s so hot that you break a sweat walking from your house to the pool. Man—what I wouldn’t give for a pool! In NYC, everyone is sweating walking to their destinations and waiting in hot subway tunnels. During this time, there’s one word that you will hear every Nutritionist preach: hydration! Dehydration is common during these hot summer months, especially if you spend any time exercising outdoors. The only way to avoid dehydration is to drink enough water. Yet, people often refer to water as a boring staple in the diet, but it doesn’t have to be! This simple 5 minute, 2-ingredient recipe for Watermelon Lime Ice Cubes will quickly flavor your water without any added sugar. Make them ahead of time and add to water or seltzer for a sweet and refreshing hydrating drink.

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Watermelon Lime Ice Cubes

Servings 1 tray

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped watermelon
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Add watermelon, lime juice and mint leaves to a food processor or blender and blend until it becomes a liquid.
  2. Pour the liquid into the ice cube tray, and freeze for at least 2 hours.

watermelon lime ice cubes with mint

Nutrition Notes:

  • Watermelon juice has been show to alleviate muscle soreness.
  • Watermelon is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Potassium.
  • Vitamin A is important for maintaining eye health as we age.
  • Vitamin B6 is needed to break down protein. More Vitamin B6 is needed with greater protein intake.
  • The potassium and water in watermelon can help prevent muscle cramps. Pack some in a cooler for your next beach volleyball game!

 Watermelon lime ice drink- side

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11 Comments

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    aspoonfulofnature
    July 9, 2015 at 5:03 am

    yummm these are perfect to add in the lemonade 😀

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    shashi at runninsrilankan
    July 9, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I adore these – such a brilliant idea!

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    Jessica Levinson (@jlevinsonrd)
    July 9, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    What a great idea and so pretty too!

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    Aprylle
    July 12, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Ooh so tasty! I’ll have to try this.

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      Nutrition a la Natalie
      July 12, 2015 at 9:55 am

      Please do and let me know what you think! They are so easy to make and a great way to naturally flavor water.

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