Watermelon Basil Elixir Water

Watermelon Basil Elixir

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Makes 4 cups


  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • Juice and rind of ½ a lime
  • 20 basil leaves or 2 large sprigs (use variegated basil for a more beautiful elixir)
  • Himalayan salt to taste
  • 4 cups water


  1. In a quart-size jar, layer all of the ingredients starting with the watermelon, then fill the jar with water.
  2. Seal the jar and let sit in the refrigerator anywhere from 3 to 24 hours before serving.
  3. When ready to serve, pour the liquid into a glass, leaving the solid ingredients in the jar.
  4. Keep in the fridge for up to 2 days
Meghan Doherty Clinical Nutritionist

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