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Watermelon Mint Mocktail

As the weather gets warmer, you may be looking for ways to stay cooler. Staying hydrated is key during any season, and this Watermelon Mint Mocktail is a fun and refreshing way to beat the heat without derailing your health goals. This recipe features a mojito mocktail that is alcohol free, AIP friendly, and best of all delicious!

What makes watermelon and mint work so well together? Watermelon has a naturally sweet flavor that is equally hydrating. Pair that with the cooling sensation of mint, and you have the perfect beverage for a warm, sunny day!

This Watermelon Mint Mocktail is perfect for BBQs, picnics, or lazy days at the beach or pool. Unlike typical watermelon mint cocktails that contain alcohol, sugars, and artificial flavors, this AIP friendly beverage is naturally flavored and full of nutrients. It also adds a boost of immune support with one special ingredient.

Mojito Mocktail

Recipe with Gut ImmunIG™ - Watermelon Mojito Mocktail - Amy Myers MD®

Summertime is fast approaching, and with it comes parties and get-togethers. Family reunions, block parties, and other social events often have alcoholic drinks to help lighten the mood. However, it’s important to remember that alcohol is toxic and inflammatory. I recommend everyone avoid it. That said, it’s still nice to be able to enjoy a refreshing beverage from time to time. Traditional mojitos consist of rum, sugar, citrus fruits, and mint. Processed sugars and alcohol can be a dangerous duo, especially if you already suffer from gut or immune issues.

That’s why this mojito mocktail is the perfect solution. You still get the fizzy, fruity flavors without the damaging effects of alcohol. Not only that, but you get the added immune support with an ingredient I chose to include (hint— not many drink recipes include this!).

Watermelon and Mint

As I mentioned earlier, there are some pretty great reasons for pairing watermelon and mint together. In addition to the cooling, fruity profile, you also get some remarkable health benefits. 

Watermelon - Watermelon Mojito Mocktail - Amy Myers MD®

For example, mint leaves carry calming properties that can help lower feelings of stress and anxiety. Mint can also help improve digestion, as well as mask bad breath.1 Watermelon is incredibly hydrating, as it contains up to 91% water. Not only that, but it’s a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B5, copper, and potassium.2

Coconut Sugar

Traditional mojitos or a mojito mocktail contain either cane sugar or corn syrup as sweeteners. Both of these can be highly inflammatory. Oftentimes, they can irritate the gut and trigger immune responses. That’s why coconut sugar is such a fantastic substitute.

As the name implies, coconut sugar comes from the coconut plant. Technically, it comes from the sap that circulates in the coconut tree. One of the benefits of coconut sugar is that it has a lower glycemic index. This means it won’t spike your blood sugar levels the same way cane sugar might. 

Because coconut sugar comes from the tree, this natural sweetener is rich in a substance called inulin. Inulin is an indigestible fiber that acts as food for probiotics. This makes it a wonderful substitute for those suffering from SIBO, Candida, or Leaky Gut.


ImmunoLin®

Repairing a damaged gut takes intentionality. Thankfully, it gets easier when you have gut nourishing and immune supporting ingredients added to your foods and beverages. 

You may have heard the benefits of bone broth and colostrum. Each plays a role in helping the gut lining repair itself while ridding the body of toxins and other harmful substances. Gut ImmunIG™ takes whole body health to the next level with its dairy free immunoglobulin profile sourced from bovine serum.

Scoop of Gut ImmunIG™ - Watermelon Mojito Mocktail - Amy Myers MD®

Instead of inflammatory colostrum, Gut ImmunIG™ features ImmunoLinⓇ, a highly-concentrated form of immunoglobulins without the negative side effects of dairy. It’s the best colostrum alternative available today! 

How To Make Watermelon Mint Mocktail?

This recipe is as easy as it is delicious! All you need is a few items, and you can enjoy this beverage in less than five minutes. 

Simply combine the watermelon, lime juice, Gut ImmunIG™, and coconut sugar (if using) in a blender. Muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of your serving glass by pressing them with the back of a spoon. 

Muddled mint leaves - - Watermelon Mojito Mocktail - Amy Myers MD®

Pour in the watermelon mixture then add some ice and sparkling water. Congratulations, you’re ready to kick back with a cool, refreshing, immune-boosting drink!

Pouring drink - - Watermelon Mojito Mocktail - Amy Myers MD®

The Final Word on Watermelon Mint Mocktail

Warmer weather is famous for its alcoholic beverages, especially when you’re out with friends or family. If you’re following The Myers Way or other AIP protocol, you know how damaging added sugars, artificial dyes, and alcohol can be for your gut and immune system. 

Even so, who says summer has to be dull and boring? This Watermelon Mint Mocktail is the perfect way to refresh yourself, savor the moment, and take good care of your gut. Sip back and enjoy the day!

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Watermelon Mint Mocktail


Course:

Servings

2 mocktails

Ingredients

  • 3 cups watermelon diced
  • 1 scoop Gut ImmunIG™
  • 2 lime juiced
  • 1 1/2 tsp coconut sugar (optional)
  • 18 mint leaves
  • 1 cup sparkling water

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine watermelon, lime juice, coconut sugar (optional), and 1 scoop of Gut ImmunIG™.
  2. Muddle mint leaves into the bottom of each glass.
  3. Evenly pour the watermelon mixture into each glass.
  4. Add ice and top with sparkling water. Stir to combine.
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