Monday, September 13, 2010

Afternoon Naps and Watermelon Juice

Watermelon juice? It sounded a bit odd when I first heard of it a few years ago, but I like trying new things so I tried it.. it was ok, but it lacked flavor.

So, I woke up from an afternoon nap yesterday, my throat was parched, and I was in desperate need of anything refreshing. I ignored my thirst, and pushed the thoughts of a cold glass of water away. But then I remembered that I was not fasting.. why am I torturing myself!? So I headed straight to the refrigerator, and to my surprise, found and nice big watermelon! And since I was extremely thirsty, I thought, hey.. why not.

Here is the recipe I used:

A few slices of seedless watermelon (depends how much you want to make, and if you couldn't find seedless watermelon, just remove the seeds)

A couple of ice cubes

Three mint leaves

A pinch of salt and pepper (yes I found that weird as well.. but they say it enhances the flavor)

Two tablespoons icing sugar (more or less.. depending on how sweet you want it)

And..a capful of orange blossom water,
I added this myself, it wasn't included in the recipe.
Syrians use orange blossom water with almost everything! Even drinking water! It has such a nice distinctive flavor that I really love..

That's it! Just pop all that in the blender, and give it a nice blend.
This was definitely much better than the one I tired a while ago, I think its because of the orange blossom water and the mint leaves..

One thing I should have done though, is strain the juice. It had so much pulp in it as you can see. But the bottom part was great!

Just use a small strainer, place it on top of the glass and pour the juice in.. enjoy!

1 comment:

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