It’s officially summer! And here in Belgium the temperatures have definitely been reflecting that.

Hydration during the summer is so. freaking. important. Yes, every nutritionist bangs on about this, but it’s for a good reason. You can read more about how much you really need to drink over here.

I just recently spent several weeks travelling in Thailand and Myanmar, and one thing I was really loving were the abundant, fresh fruit juices on every menu. Both my boyfriend and I, along with everyone else we were travelling with, quickly became obsessed with lime juice!

When I wasn’t feeling the lime juice and wanted something a bit sweeter I would grab watermelon instead. Over the course of our three weeks away, I definitely had one of the two every single day.

The best thing about making these at home is that you can control the ingredients and any added sugar. They are super simple and easy to whip up just for yourself or a group.

Let me know which one is your favourite!

Lime Juice


  • 2 ½ tbsp (40mL) fresh lime juice

  • ½ tsp brown sugar

  • 1 ½ cup (375mL) sparkling mineral water (we like Pellegrino)

  • ½ cup (125mL) ice cubes

In a large glass combine all ingredients and mix well until sugar is dissolved. Adjust juice to taste by adding more sugar or lime juice. Enjoy!

Serves two

Watermelon Juice


  • 225g fresh watermelon, rind and black seeds removed

  • 3-4 sprigs fresh mint

  • 1 cup (250mL) cold water

  • 1 cup (250mL) ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses and garnish with extra watermelon and mint if desired. Enjoy!

Serves two

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