3 Ways for a Cool Refreshment


This summer although it comes to its end was good. Basically, was veery good for me. It was hot as hell too. As you already know, I made sure to say it several times through my summer posts, I kinda hate the extreme heat. My body protests and the only thing that I can do is sit in the thick shade of something and drink something cooling.


Oh and here 3 of my favorite refreshments: 


Spicy Watermelon Juice (for 2 servings)

Ingredients: 1 small watermelon, sweet paprika, ginger, pepper, honey, ice cubes

Once you cut and clean the watermelon from its seeds, put it in the blender. In a glass add some ice cubes, half a teaspoon honey, 5-6 shavings of ginger, 2 pinches of sweet paprika and a little ground pepper. Take a straw and you are ready to enjoy!


Water with lemon, blackberries and mintspearmint

(What's mintspearmint? Well, it grows in our yard and it has a mild mint and spearmint flavor. It's genius! If you don’t have this exceptional ingredient, you can add both mint and spearmint or you can choose)

Ingredients: Water, ice, blackberries, lemon, mint and/or spearmint

In a glass with ice add water and in mint and/or spearmint, which you have cut and hit slightly in the mortar. Then add 2-3 thin lemon slices and 1-2 blackberries after drilling them through. Voila, your infused water is ready!


Blackberry and raspberry smoothie (for 1 serving)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup milk, ice cubes, 1/4 cup black berries, 1/2 cup raspberries

Put the blackberries, the raspberries and milk in the blender. Then pour it into a glass with ice and voile !


The summer may comes to its end, but the heat may stay a little bit more, so tell me which are your favorite refreshments?



Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

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