I love watermelon in the summertime, so when I find a new recipe that includes this juicy fruit and it is incredibly healthy, I try it. This unique spin on lemonade also includes strawberries and ginger. I made the frosty drink this evening, to accompany dinner.
Watermelon Strawberry & Ginger Lemonade by Anthony William.
8 cups of watermelon, cut into chunks
1 cup of strawberries, hulled and halved
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 – 2 tablespoons raw organic honey (optional)
Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour over ice in glasses. Garnish with lemon slices. Makes 4 servings.
These are ingredients that I always have on hand, this time of year. Frozen strawberries could be substituted for fresh. And I did not add the honey. I don’t like my drinks to be very sweet, and for me the strawberries and watermelon provided the right level of sweetness.
I keep a big bowl of watermelon chunks chilling in the refrigerator, which allowed me to create this easy drink in minutes. I cut the recipe in half, making two servings, and offered Greg a glass. He is not a fan of watermelon…however he liked the drink and finished off his glass.
I loved it! The blend of watermelon, strawberries, lemon juice and ginger was perfectly balanced…sweet and tangy with a kick of ginger. I’ll be enjoying this lemonade often.