Today is the last day of school for many kids in the Atlanta area, so let’s start summer off with watermelon lemonade! Since it has been warming up here I’ve been using my juicer more to make lots of yummy juices for us to enjoy in the morning or late afternoon. This will also freeze well for popsicles or in ice cube trays to sweeten water.
Many researchers and dietitians believe when we keep our blood levels slightly alkaline, we can maintain a healthier life with more energy, and possibly less disease. Fruits and vegetables being the alkaline foods, and refined sugars, meat, and breads being some of the acidic. I can’t speak of the scientific studies, but I can say, since switching to a mostly plant based diet a few years ago, I feel better than ever! Watermelon and lemons are two of the most alkaline foods we can eat, mix them together and you have a great summer time drink! I did not add any sweetener to this because I like the slightly tart taste the lemons give this, but if you want it sweeter, just add one tbsp of honey, agave, or sweetener of your choice, maybe even a little mint or basil too! I will definitely try adding basil to mine next time.
I used my juicer to make this, but if you do not have a juicer you could blend the watermelon and pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve and then use a citrus press or reamer for the lemons. You may not get as much juice as I do from the juicer but it will still work.
Have a wonderful day!
- 2 lemons, peel removed
- 5 cups of watermelon
- 1 tbsp of honey or agave
- Juice the lemons and watermelon
- Add sweetener, if desired, and mix well
- Drink immediately, freeze any leftovers