Hibiscus Watermelon Cooler to balance hormones

Balance hormones with this delicious cooling drink! Hibiscus helps boost estrogen levels, while watermelon has high levels of zinc, which help with progesterone levels. Banana contains B vitamins needed for testosterone and sex hormone production. 

 

On my recent vacation the fruit in Oaxaca was to die for – mangos of every size, perfumed gawabana, seedy guavas, juicy pineapples, red bananas, and luscious watermelon. 

 

I also found some hibiscus for tea in the market.There were burlap sacks filled with to the top with these beautiful purple-red dried flowers. Hibiscus has a lovely tart taste and deep rich color similar to a cabernet.

 

To make the cooler:
  • first cube the watermelon, place the cubes on baking trays close together but not touching and place in the freezer overnight
  • next, make the hibiscus tea concentrate – there are two way to do this:
      • First method: boil 8 cups of water, remove from heat and place 1 1/2 – 2 cups of dried hibiscus flowers in the hot water. Let steep for 1 hour or more, and strain.
      • Second method: place 8 cups of water in a glass jug with 1 1/2 – 2 cups of dried hibiscus flowers and let steep for 1-2 days on your kitchen counter, and strain.

     

    oxa-k-smoothieTo make one full blender of coolers to serve 4-6 people:
    1-2 cups of hibiscus tea concentrate
    A few handfuls or more of watermelon cubes
    1 banana
    a few sprigs of fresh mint blend until smooth, taste and adjust 

     

    You can also add frozen mango or pineapple, and you may need to add a little water to get the consistency right.

Katherine Miller

Katherine is the founder of Mbodiedwomen.com. As an executive health coach and master plant-powered chef, she specializes in Mbodied Mastery for ambitious professional women, empowering them to live the life they love and make their mark in the world.