Healthy Inu

Healthy Inu

With the festive season upon us, there are so many opportunities to mix and mingle, so here are a few tried and true recipes for healthy beverages.

  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 cups of your favourite fresh fruit (consider berries and watermelon)
  • 1 tbsp fresh Mint leaves finely chopped (increase by the tablespoon – up to 1/4 c is fine otherwise it can be overpowering)
  • 1 1/2 cup ice
  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until ice is roughly crushed.
  2. Pour into a jug leave to stand for a few minutes and serve.
  3. Garnish with a slice of lime and tangelo (optional) and a mint leaf


NB if you or any of your whanau are diabetic consider cutting out the watermelon as watermelon is loaded with natural sugars.

Approximate Calories

Wai – zero

The following are examples of fresh fruit only

1 cup raspberry 64

1 cup blueberries 85

1 cup strawberries 49

1 cup blackberries 62

1 cup of watermelon balls 47

1 cup of pineapple chunks 82

Fact: Did you know that frozen berries often contain more vitamins and minerals because they are generally packed at their peak.