My watermelon intake has gone to an unhealthy level and there’s no intention of stopping. The day I turn red, then maybe I’ll cut back.
Typically, I just cut the melon in half and take a spoon to it. I don’t waste time cutting it up.
Although we’re not going anything crazy this 4th of July, unless you call unpacking crazy… I was inspired by this awesome idea and my current obsession to make this watermelon lemonade with blueberry skewers in spirit of the 4th. It was the perfect refreshment, that I drank both servings.
Please, by all means, feel free to add vodka or tequila to this. Then have another for me.
Watermelon and Mint Lemonade with Blueberry Skewers
- 1/2 seedless watermelon, rind removed – about 1 cup juice
- 10-12 leaves of fresh mint leaves, stems removed
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice – little more if you like it on the sour side
- 1/2 tablespoon honey or agave
- 1/2 cup ice water
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 4 skewers
Optional for non-prego ladies & men: VODKA
If you have a juicer, juice watermelon and mint leaves. If not, Puree the watermelon and mint leaves in a blender of food processor and puree, then strain through strainer to remove pulp and seeds.
In a pitcher [or large mason jar] combine 1 cup watermelon juice, lemon juice, honey/agave and ice water. Mix [or shake] until combined. Place in the fridge for a few hours or until cold.
Mix well and then divide the watermelon lemonade between two glasses. For blueberry skewers – skewer about 10 blueberries and drop them into the glasses.
July 2 2012