I've been doing a lot of experimenting with herb + fruit combos. What have I learned? The herb flavor definitely gets the backseat. Not in a bad way, it just seems like when you add herbs with fruit it compliments it in a way that makes the fruit flavor stronger, with a little something extra, that can be hard to place.
So, if you're interested in trying something new, try herbs + fruit. It's a pretty safe bet. This watermelon mint combo is especially refreshing. I've been trying to squeeze the most out the last bit of warm weather with lots of sitting outdoors, doing nothing in particular and eating (or in this case drinking) summery foods.
Fun fact about mint: It works as a natural stimulant. So, it's good for when you get the blues. Maybe I'll test that this winter, while I'm taking my Vitamin D.
Here's what you'll need:
- 10 large mint leaves
- 1 small watermelon - I used the mini round variety. Cut it up in pieces that will fit in your blended. Here's a cool tutorial on cutting a watermelon. I wish I'd seen this beforehand.
- 1 cup of ice
- Cut your watermelon into slices that will be easy to blend.
- Place watermelon and mint in the blender and blend until smooth.
- Add ice and blend one more time.
- There may be tiny bits of watermelon. In this case you can strain it through a cheesecloth of just blend it one more time.