Monday, April 2, 2012

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie with Ginger



Summer is at its peak in most parts of our country. Summer in India is synonymous with watermelons, mangoes, jackfruit, and tender coconut. The roadsides are laden with mounds of watermelon. Usually you can see a lot of tender coconut vendors as well. But this year, due to the heavy cyclonic rains, in and around Chennai, many coconut trees were uprooted, due to which the supply of tender coconut is very less and hence this natural coolant has become a luxury drink in Chennai.



What better way to beat the summer’s heat, than with a glass of chilled fruit juice. So, for this month the Gourmet Seven decided to come up with some refreshing fruit drinks from the Epicurious. So here comes my pick:

Recipe Source: Epicurious

What you’ll need
  1. Watermelon – 4 cups, deseeded, cut into 1 inch cubes
  2. Strawberry – 1 cup, hulled and roughly chopped
  3. Ginger – 1 tsp, grated
  4. Juice of ½ a Lemon
  5. Sugar – per taste

Method
  1. Squeeze the grated ginger and extract the juice.
  2. Blend the watermelon and strawberry until smooth, without adding water.
  3. Add the lemon juice and the ginger juice and stir well.
  4. Add sugar if required.
  5. Transfer into glasses and serve chilled


39 comments:

Jay said...

cant stop droooooooling here..yummmmmy..;P
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Kalyani said...

looks delicious and tempting .........

Priti said...

Refreshing and yum ..

Radhika said...

Lovely color kaveri. You are so right tender coconuts have become so pricey that we are left with just watermelons to tackle the heat.

Suja Manoj said...

Refreshing drink..the color is so tempting..

anusha praveen said...

hmmm yummy yummy what will i not give to slurp and guzzle down a glass of these

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Perfect Summer drink, loving color. I'm loving the pics Kaveri :-)

Kanan said...

I cant take off my eyes from pics. wow.

jeyashrisuresh said...

Wow what a wonderful summer cooler. nice presentation

Hema said...

Wow, nice cooler dear, I've never mixed watermelon and strawberries..

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice cooler to beat the heat..

Rani acharyulu said...

Wonderful combo cooler Kaveri...looks so inviting!

Anu said...

Nice combo. Love the addition of ginger in it.

maha said...

in hot summer cold melon juice vtha ginger touch..loved it..
maha

Sobha Shyam said...

nice combo and it looks so refreshing dear...feel like taking a sip :)

Julie said...

Very refreshing n great to see you have used ginger in it,lovely flavor:-)
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sangee vijay said...

very refreshing drink...haven't tried watermelon-strawberry combo...loved it color...good one Kaveri!!
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Rasi said...

perfect & so comforting.. i love the addition of ginger.. i just add pepper powder.. will try it next time!

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ANU said...

wow beautiful combo...i need to try this cos i had watermelon...i knw it sounds weird...but i may like it havin this way....thnks for sharin the recipe dear...

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Nalini's Kitchen said...

Refreshing and healthy thirst quencher with ginger flavor,wonderful presentation dear....

Swathi Iyer said...

Strawberry Water Melon smoothie looks very nice and refreshing. Addition of ginger sure enhance the flavor.

Vardhini said...

Colorful smoothie. Nice combo.

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Sona said...

Lovely pics.. Really a healthy and refreshing drink for the summers..

Farah said...

yummy............just what i need now!:)

Priya said...

Loved the ginger touch in this smoothie Kaveri, lovely clicks.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wonderful combo, I am sure going to try this combo!

Maayeka said...

loved the combo.. delicious, refreshing and with so beautiful color .loved it
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Ramya said...

wow..what a combo...loved ur presentation

Mélange said...

Awesome drink Kaveri.perfect for the season.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Wow love this combo, very beautiful picture.

Vidhya said...

Lovely drink I am so in love with this beautiful color.I am sure it tasted as good as it looks.

Pari said...

Hi. Perfect coolant to beat the heat with such a vibrant colour.


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anthony stemke said...

This is a lovely fruit drink and the gorgeous photographs make it even more desirable.

Archana said...

What a lovely colour. Just today I was thinking of making this juice and brought a watermelon. Will add ginger in it. Thanks.

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Anonymous said...

nice opinion.. thanks for sharing...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious smoothie...wonderful combo,luks yum...

Anisha Ranjit said...

That's a refreshing drink!

Nithya Naveen said...

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