Keeping it Cool
Have you felt the heat? I sure have and feel that at any moment I will faint from it. Well, there are ways to keep yourself hydrated. From experience I know a few recipes that are simple and delicious. To keep it short I will only post the top two recipes that I think you will enjoy for sure.
This is a typical Latin American drink made during the summer that can differ based on fruit. It consists of a fruit that is in season during the summer and is a cool refreshment to have in a hot summer day.
Recipe for Agua de Sandia (Watermelon Agua Fresca)
- 4 cups water
- 1 1/2 pounds watermelon (rind removed) seeded and chopped into a 1-inch cubes
- 3 tablespoons sugar (optional)
- * juice of 1/2 lime
Put watermelon, water, sugar, and lime into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture through a strainer into a pitcher.
Chill for 30 minutes and serve with a lot of ice.
For more agua frescas varieties go to: http://www.thelatinkitchen.com/slideshow/8-refreshing-aguas-frescas?page=0
Frozen Fruit Pops
The name says it all. This is a recipe for popsicles that can be with one or multiple fruits, and is perfect to eat on any summer day.
- 2 cups cut-up summer fruit (strawberries, peaches, watermelon, etc.)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Directions:1. Place the fruit in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Add 1-2 tablespoons water, if necessary. Add sugar and lemon juice. Cover and blend until well mixed.
3. Pour into 4 oz. ice-pop molds or paper cups. Insert sticks. Freeze until solid.
(For the nutritional information go to: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=218 )
Keep working hard, but don't forget to keep yourself hydrated and cool,