No matter what the weather, more often than not we find a reason to complain – “it is so humid/uff! I hate rains” or “I wish I could see some sun, it is so depressing!”
I am guilty as charged for sure. These days in Hong Kong, I have been complaining about the blistering heat (which by the way I prefer to the rains or winters any day ;)). But no matter what the weather, I love going to the wet market. Fun fact: In Hong Kong a wet market is one selling fresh meat, fish, produce, and other perishable goods while the “dry market” is the one selling durable goods such as fabric and electronics. I had to share that with you!
Back to the wet market. The sight of fresh produce lifts me up like the sight of glittering makeup would lift some. Summers are especially special with abundance of fruits – mangoes and lychees being my absolute favorites. I always come back with more than required. So, when the lychees were flooding my teeny tiny refrigerator then making a mint cooler was imperative. This lychee lime mint cooler is the perfect potion to soothe-parched palettes. Scroll down for the full recipe.
- Lychee (deseeded)- 1 cup
- Mint leaves- 6-8
- Freshly squeezed lime juice-2 teaspoons
- Sparkling water- 3 cups
- Sugar or honey (optional; I did not use any sweeteners as the lychees were super sweet)- 1.5 teaspoon
- Ice cubes-As required
- Blend all the ingredients for a minute in a blender
- Serve chilled topped with whole deseeded lychees and mint leaves
Lychee is rich in dietary fiber, Vitamin C and also contains a number of valuable antioxidants with the ability to fight flu viruses, improve blood flow, and protect the skin from UV rays Calories-30