Healthy End of Summer Drink – Cantaloupe Cooler

You’re already treating your body with the best massage, how about you put something delicious and healthy inside your body.

We still have a few warm days ahead of us and the cantaloupes at the market are delicious and abundant. This is a great healthy drink to offer at the beginning of a meal, or to accompany a light afternoon snack. This recipe originally appeared in the July/August issue of LAYoga, a wonderful publication that is available at the Gibian Wellness Center.

Ingredients:

6 very ripe cantaloupes

3 limes, juiced

1/2 cup agave nectar (or 2 cups of sugar or 1 dropper of liquid stevia)

12 quarts water

 

Directions:

Peel and seed the melons, then cut into one inch pieces.

Place in a blender and add water, lime juice, and sweetener. Blend until the water is smooth and melons are pureed.

Adjust sweetener and water according to your taste. (Strain if necessary for a smoother consistency) When we made this we added more lime as well.

Cantaloupe contains a powerful antioxidant known for preventing heart disease, stroke, and cancer. It also helps fight against the cold and flu with its high content of Vitamin C. Smooth and sweet, the cantaloupe water is a traditional drink found in Mexico called agua fresca. Agua fresca can be made with any fruit you like, but the higher the liquid content of the fruit, the better seems to taste.

 

 

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