Wonderful Watermelon Drinks…

Memorial Day is right around the corner and one of my very favorite foods during the summer is watermelon. I can’t get enough of it. Watermelon not only tastes great but is low in calories It’s called Watermelon for a reason becasue most of it is made fo H2O. Talk about a win win!!!

Here are two beverages  (one with alcohol and one without) that would be perfect for a hot summer day or evening.

Watermelon Breeze

 

Watermelon Breeze * Recipe: 3 cups cubed chilled watermelon, 1 cup coconut water, squeeze of fresh lime juice. Ice if needed. Sprig of mint. Mix all ingredients in blender until smooth. Makes two servings, 90 calories each.

Recipe courtesy of Coffeelovinmom.tumblr.com

Watermelon Lavender Martini

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon culinary lavender buds
  • 4 cups cubed fresh watermelon
  • 4 oz vodka or gin
  • Ice cubes
  • 4 sprigs lavender or 4 small pansies

PREPARATION

  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar, buds and 1/2 cup water to a simmer over medium heat; cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, 1 minute. Cool simple syrup to room temperature; strain out and discard buds. In a blender, process melon until smooth. Strain; reserve juice in a large pitcher; discard pulp. Add syrup, alcohol and ice; stir. Strain into 4 glasses; garnish with lavender sprigs.

The skinny

159 calories, 0 g fat, 24 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein

http://www.self.com/fooddiet/2013/05/summer-cocktails-under-200-calories-slideshow?mbid=enws_row0520#slide=11

 

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