This is both refreshing and hydrating on a hot day. Add a chunk of ginger for a little spice.
Find this recipe in my book, The Happy Kitchen: Good Mood Food.
1. Remove the thick skin from the watermelon, and scoop out the dark seeds. You can leave the white ones.
2. Put the watermelon in the blender with the cucumber, lime and mint, and blitz for 60 seconds.
3. Blend in the ice until smooth.
4. If you want it thinner, add some coconut water and blend again.
Together, over 5 years, Alice Mackintosh and I developed recipes that put around 150 nutritional studies into practice. They’ve helped me to become more energised, less anxious, clearer thinking, more balanced and a better sleeper. Our conversations and experiments led to our book The Happy Kitchen: Good Mood Food.
In it, I share in detail what I have learnt about eating for happiness. By harnessing the power of food to boost my mood, not just on melancholy days, I have been able to stabilise my feelings. Nutrition has become an important element in my holistic approach to staying well.