Want something to satisfy your sweet tooth without the sugar crash? Try this fresh watermelon lemonade.
This recipe uses just three simple ingredients – watermelon, lemon and mint leaves. Since this lemonade is made using a blender, the watermelon fibers are a part of the beverage. So, you get all the sweetness from the fresh watermelon along with the natural fiber, which will help digestion and regularity. Not to mention, watermelon is a low-glycemic fruit to begin with, which means it is sweet to the taste without spiking blood sugar.
There is another powerful ingredient in this delicious summer drink – the lemon! Lemons contains vitamin C, which supports a strong immune system and wrinkle-resistant skin.
Give this new and improved summer lemonade a try to boost health and sip on something refreshingly sweet!
Recipe Author: Maria Marlowe
Serves 2 / / Total Time: 5 min
4 cups watermelon, cubed*
1 tbs. fresh squeezed lemon juice (more to taste)
6 mint leaves
Put watermelon and lemon juice in blender. Blend on medium speed until watermelon is completely broken down into a thin slush. Taste, and if it’s too sweet, add more lemon juice 1 teaspoon at a time.
To serve, gently muddle 3 mint leaves in the bottom of two glasses, then pour watermelon lemonade over it.
*If you’re going to serve right away, ideally the watermelon would be pre-chilled in the refrigerator. If not, you can muddle mint, then add ice before pouring watermelon lemonade in glass, or make the watermelon lemonade, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before pouring into the glass.
*You could blend the mint into the drink, ( it will taste even more amazing!) but it will turn your drink rusty brown instead of bright pink!*
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Author: Maria Marlowe is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who helps people lose weight or clear up their acne by switching to a real food diet. She posts healthy recipes and meal plans at mariamarlowe.com. She has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, NBC, Well + Good, and more.