Watermelon Hibiscus Lime CoolersJun 01, 2022 06:00AM ● By D. Natasha (Chef Beee) Brewley, PhD, MBA, HHC
Watermelon Hibiscus Lime Coolers (Photo: Chef Beee)
1 cup dried hibiscus leaves
4 cups water
1 small Sugar Baby watermelon, cut into small pieces
1 cup agave or a sweetener of choice
¼ cup lime juice
Zest of 2 limes
1 cup ice
Place hibiscus leaves and water in a large pot.
Bring water to a rolling boil and then turn the heat off and let stand.
Add lime zest and let the tea steep for about 4 hours.
Once the tea has cooled, strain the liquid into a large pitcher.
Juice the watermelon pieces, including the rind, in a juicer.
Strain the watermelon juice and add it to the hibiscus mixture.
Add lime juice and agave to sweeten.
Add a little more agave or sweetener if tanginess does not suit your palate.
Pour into a glass with ice. Garnish with pieces of watermelon if desired!
Recipes adapted from Let Plants Nourish You: 36 Simple Plant-Based Recipes Using Essential Oils by Chef Beee.
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