Watermelon-Rose Punch


Try this refreshing thirst-quencher. Carve the flesh from a watermelon (about 8-10 pounds), removing the seeds. Juice the melon, then mix in 4-6 Tbsp. rose water and 2 Tbsp. raw sugar (optional). Garnish with mint sprigs and rose petals. Chill before serving.

Variations: Juice 1 pint of fresh organic strawberries with the watermelon.

Health Benefits: According to ayurveda, rose water has a cooling effect on the body, mind, and emotions. Watermelon is cooling, too- and rich in potassium, as well as antioxidants like vitamin C and beta-carotene.

By Veera Sanjana, Yoga+

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140 comments

Jessica Wells
Jessica Wells2 years ago

I was just wondering, can you substitute 4 tbsp of Splenda for the raw sugar? Being a diabetic, I can't have a lot of sugar & prefer using Splenda for beverages (i.e. hot tea, lemonade, etc.)

Duane B.
.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Lindsay Kemp
Lindsay Kemp2 years ago

This looks wonderful!

Marianne Good
Past Member 2 years ago

Thanks.

John S.
Past Member 2 years ago

Sounds interesting.

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby2 years ago

thanks

Terry V.
Terry V.2 years ago

thanks

Beverly Morgan
Beverly M.2 years ago

Can't wait to try this ~ it's going to be amazing!

Magdika Cecilia Perez
Magdika Perez2 years ago

thank you

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)