Posted on July 27, 2017 by Kim Mead

This drink is full of freshness thanks to the cooling effect of the herbal natural oils. The ingredients are not only great for keeping cool, they are good for your tummy too!

(Serves 2-4):

Ingredients

  • A mixer capable of breaking ice cubes (I use Nutri-Bullet by dividing the ingredients into the single portion requirements);
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves;
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves;
  • Couple of fresh sage leaves;
  • 1 medium watermelon quarter;
  • ½ small melon
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 100 ml beetroot or any other bright red juice (experiment with cherry, red grape or pomegranate juice for different flavours)
  • 200 ml Aloe Vera juice with bits (can be bought in good supermarkets or health food stores)
  • Ice cubes (those will go into the blender)
  • Several mint leaves and some lime zest to decorate

Preparation

  • Ensure melon and watermelon are free from the skin and the seeds.
  • Cut in small chunks and toss them into the blender, adding the mint, basil and sage leaves and the ice cubes.
  • Once blended well, add the juice of lime and beetroot and Aloe Vera juices. Blend for 5-10 seconds.
  • Pour into the glasses or mason jars and decorate with lime zest, mint leaves or fruit of your choice. Enjoy!

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