Sunday, October 07, 2018

Limonana - Middle Eastern Frozen mint lemonade, Minty Lemon Slushy

While searching for what to make from Jordan, i had the option of cooking a rice and lentil dish, a dip and also some dessert. But serioulsy i was in no mood to cook any of the above. With me and hubby in a low-carb diet, i cook bare minimum at home, basic dal and rice for kids, so to cook something elaborate, i dont have any tummy to feed!! No foodie/food blogger should be in such a situation­čść
So, i was in a hunt for a simple single serve recipe, that could be done in no time and will also vanish in no time with almost zero calories. During one such search i landed at Saffron trail's post about jordan visit. I was happy to find this drink in her post and voila, i made almost immediately and gulped it right after i clicked it.
A perfect drink to quench your taste on a hot afternoon, lovely accompaniment during a heavy meal. Some have the habit of sipping soda, but this drink does the same job, the combination of mint and lemon gives you that washdown we look for, after a heavy meal. 
There is no definite recipe here, i have actually eye-balled the ratio, it depends what kind of taste you want, you want more lemony or more minty. The below recipe gives a perfect blend of both, i have used less sugar since i m not used to sugary drinks, so again if you want it a bit more sugar, adjust sugar accordingly.
Ingredients (serves 1)
Handful of fresh mint leaves (around 20-30 leaves)
handful of ice cubes
juice of a lime ( can be increased to 1.5 limes)
1-2  tsp sugar (increase or decrease as per your taste)
fresh mint and lime wedge for garnish
Method
  • Take 1/4 cup of water in a microwave safe mug, add sugar to it, heat it for a minute, and mix well. Make sure the sugar dissolves completely. 
  • Take all the ingredients in a blender along with the sugar syrup, except the garnish. Pulse and blend to crush the ice well. 
  • Once the ice crushes, blend well once, pour it in tall glasses, garnish with mint leaves and lime wedge and serve immediately.


22 comments:

  1. Sounds like a prefect drink for hot summer days, a fabulous thirsty quencher definitely. And the green colour of the drink tempts me a lot.

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  2. I bet this is a top rate thirst quencher and a perfect coolant too. Very vibrant looking as well.

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  3. My shoulders are there for you to cry... I perfectly understand! :( When you can't eat, that mood to cook just goes for a toss... This one should be up on my aisle soon! I have a bunch of mint leaves in my fridge and my younger one is definitely going to love this!

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  4. I can totally relate to you Priya. I have been going through this for nearly two years now. At first I thought of disappearing from the blogging scenario but Valli pushed me to adapt. Only then I found a way to make all the goodies and eat none. This is a wonderful beverage to quench the thirst. I would be very happy if someone served me this after a heavy meal.

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  5. See, this is the reason I don't go on a diet! I can't stay away from food :D..And this is such a vibrant looking drink and am sure it tasted awesome.Love your serving glass too.

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  6. Same pinch as I too had been on blogging hiatus for months now. Love the setup, Priya and trying to imagining the flavors here. My husband would be a happy soul if I try it out at home.

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  7. I like the name of this drink.. first I was mistaken and thought it will have lemon and banana in it. But it was not so. I like the colour of the drink.. fresh and pleasing to the eyes.

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  8. Minty lemony slush now nothing can beat this best drink to enjoy the summers with a bang.

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  9. Refreshing looking drink; lemony and minty! Awesome share!

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  10. A refreshing and delicious drink for hot scorching days as this would give great relief. lovely colour

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  11. So vibrant. I love the colcour and can feel the cool mint as we sip it.. waiting for summer here.

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  12. Limonana drink sounds interesting. To beat the harsh heat of summer this is a good idea to make it home.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. This is such a refreshing and vibrant looking drink. A must try recipe during summer days.

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  14. A wonderful drink for summer, I would love to try this.

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  15. I love the colour of this delicious and refreshing drink. Thanks for sharing the post.

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  16. Very refreshig thirsty quencher, who can resist to this fabulous drink. Definitely a fabulous summer drink, beautiful colour.

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  17. Loved thus vibrantly coloured refreshing drink ! Perfect summer treat !

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  18. Mint-lemon slushy !!!!! Lovely refreshing drink for sure :)Awesome share to enjoy the summer hot days

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  19. A soothing and soul calming drink and what a gorgeous color, lovey share!

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  20. Perfect for any weather I guess. Mint and lemon are my favs in drinks. Cool recipe!

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  21. Being living in Dubai from more than a decade I know how much this drink is a part of every menu, from a small Mandi cafeteria to a big gourmet restaurant.
    Yours is looking so refreshing and so inviting.

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  22. Simple and delicious mint-lemonade. Lovely clicks and perfect for your diet too.

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Thanks a Lot for taking your time out and Visiting my Kitchen!!!!! Your Valuable Comments keep me going!!! Feel free to ask your doubts , i will definitely try reply you back. Good Day!!!

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