Ginger Melon Mojitos

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Preparation Time 5 minutes Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $0.63
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2 cupsWatermelon Chunks
2 tbspGinger, peeled and sliced
750 mLCarbonated Water or Organic Ginger Beer
1/4 cupPure Cane Sugar or Honey
1/4 cupFresh Mint


  1. Add the sugar, ginger slices and 1 cup of water or watermelon water to a small pot. Bring to a boil, turn heat down to medium and simmer until reduced by about 3/4. Set aside and cool.
  2. Add the watermelon chunks to a blender, with the juice of two limes, and about 2 tbsp of the ginger syrup. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour an equal amount into four glasses of ice, top with some fresh mint and fill to the top with some carbonated water or organic ginger beer.


  • Tomatoes are often thought of as the richest food source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. However, recent studies have shown that watermelon contains even more lycopene than tomatoes - about 40% more! Lycopene may help reduce risk of prostate cancer and research is underway to determine the effect of lycopene on other types of cancer. Lycopene has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, which might partly explain why men with higher levels of lycopene in the blood have been shown to have a lower risk of heart disease than men with low levels of lycopene.
  • Watermelon is also rich in vitamins A and C, which also act as antioxidants. Not only do these vitamins support the immune system in fighting off infection and illness, but vitamin A helps maintain eye health and vitamin C is needed for healthy bones.
  • Once you have cut open your watermelon, keep it in the fridge. Research has shown that the amount of lycopene won't change much over several days when the watermelon is kept cold, but the lycopene levels will drop if the watermelon is kept at room temperature.