Watermelon Ginger Mocktail Recipe

Watermelon Ginger Mocktail recipeAs I mentioned in my last pregnancy update, I’m missing wine a little bit. I’ve never been that crazy about alcohol, so I think it’s more of the symbolism behind a glass of wine at the end of the day. It’s something nice for yourself, something enjoyable that requires you to settle down and slow down. My Nalgene water bottle just doesn’t scream “treat yoself!”

I tried to mimic the experience with a mocktail, and it worked! It felt like a special treat, and I poured it into a cocktail glass for the full effect. I also added ginger to help relieve first trimester nausea, which seemed to help. 

You can substitute nearly any fruit, or a combo of fruits, for watermelon or add Greek yogurt to make a delicious anti-nausea smoothie. Want a sweet dessert? I made an Italian ice slushie (see below) with the same ingredients but frozen fruit. 

I had never bought ginger before, but it couldn’t have been easier. You can find it in your grocery store’s produce section near the garlic. Wash, peel or cut off the skin and use a garlic press to extract the juice. 

Watermelon Ginger Mocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Watermelon Ginger Mocktail

Ingredients

  • 1c watermelon chunks
  • 1/2c cold water
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • juice of small piece of ginger (about the size of a dice)
  • 1/2 tsp Stevia baking powder (optional - adds sweetness)

Instructions

  1. Add watermelon and water to food processor
  2. Add the juice of half a lemon
  3. Add the juice of a small piece of ginger by using a garlic press or citrus hand-squeezer
  4. Add the sweetener, if desired
  5. Process until smooth, about 15 seconds

Notes

Use frozen watermelon to make an italian ice or slushie consistency.

http://bestlittlenest.com/ginger-watermelon-popsicle-recipe/

 

Watermelon Ginger Slushies

Since my watermelon was frozen, my mocktail started out as a slushie. It was so good, I just saved it for dessert! So I made the mocktail recipe again with room-temp fruit to achieve a liquid consistency. Two good options depending on what you’re in the mood for. 

Why was my watermelon frozen? Well our little family couldn’t finish a whole watermelon this summer, and I worried it was going to go bad. So I cut it up and stuck it in the freezer for later. It would make a nice addition to a smoothie or as its own watermelon slushie (no ginger required). 

Watermelon Ginger SlushiesWatermelon Ginger Slushie recipe

September 8, 2016

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