Lime and mint cooler

August 7, 2015

This is a refreshing, summery drink. I had it recently at a friend's house, and it was delicious. No calories, other than those in the lime juice (20 per lime). 

3 limes
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup water

Blend the water and mint leaves in a blender. Juice the limes, and add to the mint water; stir. Pour over ice cubes, equally among four glasses. Add

sparkling water

Stir in


to taste. You can use any sweetener you'd like, but stevia is a good, no-calorie alternative.

The original recipe calls for peeling the limes and blending them with the mint and water. (You then have to strain the mixture.) I tried it this way and found it a little bitter, perhaps because of the added pith that I wasn't able to remove? It's also not easy to peel a lime!

Have a beautiful weekend.


  1. I will try drinks like this in the summer! :)

  2. Sounds delicious, I will give it a try.

  3. Mmm... this sounds very refreshing and delicious, my friend. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Hugs to you, Deborah!

  4. Ymmm. What a fresh summer drink!

  5. This looks quite delicious, Deborah! I will certainly have to give this a try, maybe even this afternoon. :)
    What a simple way of creating a refreshing drink, and good for you.

    By the way ~ I loved your hair cut! You wear the short well. You will love growing out your gray once you give it some time. I have never colored my gray, and love it!

    Have a beautiful day ~ Debbie

  6. Very summery and refreshing drink Deborah. Love the color too.

    Have a great week,


  7. Mmmm the drink sounds so refreshing, Deborah! 20 calories is something we can all live with. Cheers!!


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