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5 Summer Drinks to Keep You Cool

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honeydew melon

1. Melon Puree

This is a drink I had on a trip to Jamaica. It’s incredibly refreshing and simple to make. Melons are a great source of vitamin C, and when you puree instead of juicing, you retain all of that healthy fiber. Here’s how to make your own melon puree:

  1. Slice up a a honeydew melon or cantaloupe into chunks.
  2. Blend until smooth, adding a bit of water to thin things out if necessary.
  3. Chill your puree before serving for extra cooling benefits.

You could probably make this with watermelon or any other sweet melon, but I’ve only tried honeydew and cantaloupe.

>>Next: Cucumber Mint Water

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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8:12AM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

Good recipes.Thanks for sharing

5:46AM PDT on Oct 10, 2012

Thanks! Can't wait to try these out soon! ^_^

10:03AM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

oh thanks!! i need those recipes!!

6:32AM PDT on Oct 20, 2011

thanks

9:09AM PDT on Sep 22, 2011

Thank you

11:08AM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

thanks

8:05PM PDT on Jul 7, 2011

Thanks so much for all the recipies for the vauious fruit drinks . I can't wait to try them . And I am going to share with family and friends.
Do you have any recipies for water melon drinks or frozen pops?

10:58AM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

Thanks for the cooling drink ideas! I'm not terribly far from Atlanta so am experiencing the same heat wave!!

4:37PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

TY, Becky! Literally COOL for sure. I need to know how to pick up the bonus points; bc our family has both the cucumbers & mint due to my resident gardener husband. We also have other herbs too. I just reap the benefits & pull an occasional weed if I feel like it. Blessed, I am!

1:16PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

Deanna - I hear ya! We've been running the fans and drinking cold drinks, but our AC bill is still higher than I'd like. At least you can start now! :)

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