Thirsty Thursday Cool Down

With 90 degree weather down here in south Florida we are in need of a LOT of water, but it’s also nice to have a refreshing drink from time-to-time.  Here’s one of my favorites that you can enjoy (with or without the alcohol) that’s full of fresh fruit, veggies, and herbs.  Cheers!

Honeydew Cucumber Mint Cooler

Honeydew Cucumber Mint Cooler

Honeydew, Cucumber, & Mint Cooler

Serves 8 - Total Time: 45 minutes, with chilling


  • 1 honeydew melon
  • 1 cucumber, peeled & chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • gin (optional)
  • mint leaf (garnish)


Puree honeydew, 1/2 cucumber, and mint leaves in a blender until smooth.  Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher.  Add lime juice, remaining cucumber and chill for 30 minutes.  Stir well and serve over ice with a fresh mint leaf (and a splash of gin if you’re feeling froggy).

Cheers to Antioxidants!

Cool off this summer with this fresh & healthy green tea recipe.  Your body will thank you. :)

Green-Tea-Vaccine1-300x289GREEN TEA LIME COOLER ~ adapted from Susi May’s recipe

Servings: 1


  • 1 green tea bag
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar
  • Handful of ice


  1. Boil 1.5 cups water and steep green tea for 5 minutes.
  2. Add in lime juice and agave nectar.  Stir until mixed.
  3. Add a handful of ice and enjoy!