last summer was the first time i tried watermelon and mint together, at one time, in one bite. and since then i've been hooked, looking at all sorts of recipes to make to keep the magic alive. and this one is a favorite: watermelon lemon mint cooler.
3 mint leaves
1/2 a lemon
1/2 a banana
1 cup of cubed watermelon
1/2 cup of coconut water
3 ice cubes
if you have a blender i recommend using that over a food processor - mine didn't quite chop up the ice. oh well. it was still freakin' delicious and took less than a minute to make.
it's also an easy recipe to amend - use lime and basil instead of lemon and mint, use greek yogurt instead of coconut water to make it a smoothie, throw in some protein powder to get more protein, add in some gin or vodka for a little kick. i don't know. i'm just spitballin' here. what i do know is that it's august, and i'll be drinking these on the regular until labor day to enjoy the last month of summer.