5 Minute Watermelon Limeade
Whip up this refreshing 5 minute Healthy watermelon limeade for your next BBQ.
Ok, it’s no longer prime melon season. It’s actually cold and rainy right now. But, reaching back a few weeks to when I made this delicious (and gorgeous might I say) summery beverage made this drizzly evening just that much better!
One aspect about buying seasonal, quantity produce at the farmers market is the excitement about forcing yourself to experiment in the kitchen. Well, at least it is for me. I love to eat watermelon plain, but when you’re constantly working against the clock on a family sized melon nearly alone, each slice is less enticing. I remembered a friend talking about watermelon juice & I thought I just had to try it while I was swimming in watermelon. Have you tried watermelon juice? I think it may be some South American country’s (Brazil maybe) staple drink, but I could be pulling that out of nowhere. My intrigue with watermelon juice actually didn’t start last year when my friend asked me if I’d tried it, it actually started years ago….
The summer after I returned from my study abroad in Spain, I worked at the deli at Sundance Resort. That was one of my favorite jobs, as I worked with really fun and great people, and the clientele was awesome! Most of our patrons were kind and fun to talk to. Plus, with it’s namesake, we had the occasional celebrity. If you get the opportunity to visit Sundance Resort, either for a meal or to stay, you should take the opportunity. It’s completely beautiful up there. Anyways, I digress…. The point of this story is that I heard from my coworkers that the wife of a classic American designer had asked for watermelon juice. At our deli, where we had sandwich fixings and desserts galore, but no melon to juice. They told her no, and her automatic reaction was to ask instead for cantaloupe juice. Unfortunately, and not surprisingly, the answer to this request was no as well. We did have the high powered blenders, but not enough melon to give her more than just a shot of juice. I remember this story still because it was told in such a funny ironic way. Still cracks me up. Not to make fun of her at all, but like cantaloupe water is far more common than watermelon water? In this moment, neither are too far obscure, but rewind back 5 years and juicing wasn’t all the rage, at least here. Maybe LA was another story. Anyways, hence the watermelon juice, and yes, it takes a lot of fruit to make the juice. But it’s easy and beautiful, so who cares right? Today Personal Trainer London for fat loss shares his favourite healthy Watermelon recipe below
5 Minute Watermelon Limeade
Whip up this refreshing watermelon limeade for your next summer BBQ.
4 cups watermelon (unseeded)
Juice of 1-2 limes
Pinch of salt
Blend watermelon until smooth (or until desired chunkiness)
Add lime juice
Finish with a pinch of salt in each glass
If you want something even easier, add 3/4 cup limeade instead of lime juice. It’ll be sweeter but still will have a sweet, tangy lime flavor!
Again, this may not seem like the perfect refresher as the weather is cold, but this quick watermelon limeade may be the perfect remedy if you’re missing summer already. & Here’s to better planning on my part and actually getting recipes out when they’re still seasonally relevant!