Hydrating Fruit Salad with Honey & Mint

This hydrating fruit salad will be a staple at your barbecues this summer. Plus you can turn it into refreshing spa water!

hydrating fruit salad with watermelon cucumber and mint

I have a confession: I’m terrible at drinking enough water. I don’t really like it, plus I always forget. There are literally nights where I’ll be getting ready for bed and realize that all I’ve had to drink all day was coffee. And then I’ll feel like garbage because I’m so dehydrated. It’s not good – especially in the summer when it’s hot outside.

But I’m trying to be better! I downloaded an app called Plant Nanny where you “water” a plant every time you drink, and if you don’t drink enough, it’ll die. It’s ridiculous but it’s addictive (and kind of like a tamagatchi for the digital age – remember those?!) but it’s helping.

I’ve also been making big bowls of this hydrating fruit salad every week. It’s full of hydrating foods like watermelon, berries, and cucumbers and tossed with lime juice, honey, and fresh mint. An optional pinch of salt balances things out and makes the fruit taste even sweeter. This fruit salad definitely doesn’t replace drinking water, I like to think that it helps.

How to make hydrating fruit salad with watermelon, cucumber and mint:

 

 

The addition of cucumber – I was inspired by this kale and blueberry salad – and mint makes this fruit salad really special, and I think you’ll agree. I’ll be eating it all summer long, and it would be great to bring along to summer barbecues! Today, I’m sharing it as part of a 4th of July Progressive Eats menu, hosted by Barb from Creative Culinary. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to see what everyone else contributed! (If you prefer tropical flavors in your fruit salad, this tropical fruit salad with vanilla and lime might be more your speed.)

I also discovered that this fruit salad makes amazing spa water. Just add about 1 cup of salad to a pitcher and then fill it the rest of the way with sparkling water (I use my soda stream to carbonate tap water). The juicy fruit flavors the water really quickly, and the result is really nice and refreshing.

How to make spa water

hydrating fruit salad with watermelon cucumber and mint

Hydrating Fruit Salad

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 small seedless watermelon, chopped (about 6 cups)
  • 1 pint strawberries, quartered
  • 1/2 pint blueberries
  • 3 Persian cucumbers (or 1 seedless cucumber), sliced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine the fruit in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, honey, fresh mint, and salt (if using). Pour over the fruit and toss to combine.
  3. Refrigerate 1 hour, or until thoroughly chilled.

Notes

Add 1 cup fruit salad to a pitcher and cover with sparkling water for a refreshing drink!

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 68Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgFiber 2gSugar 12gProtein 1g

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Main Course

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Side Dishes

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By on June 27th, 2017

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook.

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8 thoughts on “Hydrating Fruit Salad with Honey & Mint”

  1. What a gorgeous fruit salad. I usually get enough water, drinking it at meals and during the day. But I do love fruit salad and could feast on it morning, noon and night. I’ll take this one for July 4th and every day before and after.

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  2. I’m not all that great about drinking enough water either, but I love fruit in my water, so I am going to have to try this fruit salad. Then I’ll put the leftovers in my water!

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  3. I need that app. I suck at drinking enough water, too. I used to be good. And then I wasn’t. I have no idea what happened. While I love this as a salad, I might love it even more as a beverage! Welcome back to Progressive Eats–glad things are settling down for you!

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  4. What a delicious way to hydrate! And I love that your salad does double duty as a yummy salad (love the addition of cukes) and as the flavoring in a spa water. Genius!

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  5. I LOVE this salad! Watermelon is so good for us and any excuse to eat it is all I need to dive in. Beautiful and healthy – the perfect way to celebrate the 4th of July all summer long!!

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  6. I also forget to drink water. I NEED this salad in my life and the plant nanny app as well. Great looking salad.

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