One More Thing To Do With Watermelon
August 12, 2011 13 Comments
Snack Girl has been obsessed with watermelon. My fridge seems always to have half a watermelon staring out at me.
So far I have done three posts on this incredibly delicious and CHEAP fruit:
- Why Watermelon Makes Us Feel Good
- Got Watermelon? Try This Awesome and Simple Recipe
- Chill Out With Some Watermelon Tomato Soup
This is my last watermelon recipe for the summer, and maybe it is the best. In my house, this is the most favorite way for my kids to consume watermelon (though they love to just eat it).
This is watermelon lemonade and it is refreshing and easy to make. The nice thing about watermelon is that you don't need a juicer to get a puree because it is soft.
My blender works great after you coax the watermelon down into the blade (which may take a few tries - but don't give up!).
This is great to serve at a party and can be a very dangerous drink when mixed with a certain unmentionable alcohol (think Russian).
The watermelon can be enough to sweeten the drink - which is great because then you don't have to add any sugar (like many juices do in the store).
What are your favorite lemonade recipes?
Watermelon Lemonade Recipe
(makes 1/2 gallon or 8 servings)
1/2 medium sized watermelon
1/4 cup sugar (optional)
Cut up 1/2 watermelon into small chunks. Put 1/4 into blender and puree. If the watermelon doesn't start to churn - use a wooden spoon and press it down between pulses (not while blender is running).
Pour watermelon puree into 1/2 gallon plastic pitcher and squeeze in the 2 lemons. Adjust for sweetness. Serve over ice cubes and enjoy!
This watermelon lemonade will keep in the fridge for 5 days.
For one serving without added sugar = 68 calories, 0.3 g fat, 17.2 g carbohydrates, 1.4 g protein, 0.9 g fiber, 2 mg sodium, 2 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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