Pink Lime Coconut Cooler - and Vines on the Loose

Our Squash and Tomato plants are growing far beyond the generous 4' x 8' raised bed boundaries we thought they'd settle in quietly. The tomatoes are about 3.5 feet tall...

tomato plants 07272014
tomato plants 07272014

and the squash have spread down the 18" sides and are making their way across the back lawn to who knows where!

I won't even describe the pumpkin vines - and the beanstalks.. well, they would make Jack proud.

We have to get out and water before the heat of the day... before 8:30am these days. It's been in the low 100's for the past handful of days, and boy are we all ready for a break.

This afternoon, after picking my son up from work and driving to a friend's house to relieve her of a silk Ficus tree she no longer could accommodate, we rushed into our cool home yearning for something to quench our insides.

A bunch of organic limes sat on the counter, and I started singing, "She put the lime in the coconut and drank them both up.." and then it struck me!

A Tropical Cooler is Born!

Now, I'm not sure how unique this is.. but I don't believe I've come across a similar medley of ingredients.

I squeezed 3 organic Limes, added some thick Coconut milk (about 1/2 cup), a couple of Tablespoons of Raw Honey, a cup of cold Water, and a jigger of Black'n'Blueberry Juice.

A couple of ice cubes and a straw.. and Wow!  Delicious, refreshing, and good for you.

Adjust honey and water to taste... I liked it on the tart side.

~ Cheers! ♥