It’s been quite some time since I made a mint lime drink, in fact since the summer has commenced, I’ve totally deprived myself of this refreshing drink. Refreshing is the most appropriate word for this drink, it’s the type of drink to quench your thirst on a boiling hot day.
Imagine coming home after a long day at work or a hectic day running errands. Well this drink is sure to remedy your thirst and replenish the body.
Lime is packed with vitamin c, although a slight contrast to its sister citrus fruit Lemon, doesn’t contain a huge amount of vitamin c, though still in abundance. Vitamin c is perfect to strengthen the immune system and boost collagen.
I would even go as far as rendering this drink a beauty drink, as vitamin c helps to repair the skin. Here’s an interesting fact for you, this is a water soluble vitamin which means the body cannot store it, we need to obtain it from food. The body will utilise what it requires and expel the excess via urine.
This drink really pairs well with mint; the mint is particularly refreshing yet cooling with the citrus flavour. Another good thing are the properties of mint, this herb aids indigestion, has a strong anti inflammatory effect and great for settling the respiratory tract (i.e sore throat).
Therefore this drink not only tastes great, it contains many medicinal properties. I added about two dates to take the edge off the strong citrus flavour and give a very subtle sweet taste. Approximately two limes are all you need, with 1 cup of water and a handful of ice. I added the ice cubes separately to the blender and crushed them within 10 seconds.
- 1 cup of water
- juice of 2 limes
- a handful of ice cubes
- 8 mint leaves
- 2 dates (optional)**
- Extra slice of lime and mint leaves to add to drink
- Pour the lime juice, water and dates** to the blender and blitz for 60 seconds
- Add the ice cubes and pulse for 10 seconds, you want the ice to crush not blend completely, just a few seconds are suffice to do so, depending on the speed of the blender
- Transfer the crush ice into the mint lime drink and garnish with additional lime and mint leaves