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!

watermelon lemonade Maria Marlowe

Watermelon Lemonade

Recipe Author: Maria Marlowe

Serves 2 / / Total Time: 5 min

 

Ingredients

4 cups watermelon, cubed*

1 tbs. fresh squeezed lemon juice (more to taste)

6 mint leaves

Instructions

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.

Notes

*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!*

For a printable recipe card, see the original recipe, here.

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.
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