This summer has been quite dissapointing weatherwise. It’s been rainy, windy and pretty darn cold most of the time. But for the last few days the weather has suddenly improved and we’ve had the most wonderful summer days – and it’s been nothing but amazing! Such a weather really calls for something delicious, cold and refreshing. Like watermelon juice!
Other than the amazingly delicious taste, watermelon juice is also quite good for you. It’s high in vitamin C, A and potassium and keeps you hydrated with it’s high water content. Like all other fruit, it of course has a lot of sugar in it, but it’s still great as a summer treat.
Recipe: Super simple, but oh so delicious-watermelon juice
This recipe is so simple, that it almost doesn’t qualify as a recipe in the first place. But I still think it deserves its own post because it’s so darn delicious!
You’ll need (4 big glasses)
- 1 small watermelon
- Optional: juice from half a lemon or lime
- Peel the watermelon, chop it up, pop it in your blender and blend for about 30-60 seconds. You might need to add a bit of water, but just to get your blender going. You know you’re done, when it’s become a nice watery puree.
- Add the juice from half a lemon or a lime and just give it a quick blend to mix it in with the watermelon. You don’t need to add the lemon, but I like the freshness it adds to the otherwise sweet drink.
- If the watermelon has a lot of seeds, just strain the juice. Usually I don’t bother. The seeds will be blended as well, but if you decide to do it, I recommend using a fine mesh metal strainer and a spoon (or similar) to press everything through.
- Pour into a pitcher, serve and drink up. I’m sure it’s written somewhere that watermelon juice has to drunk with a straw. Or at least it should be. It just tastes better somehow.
Tip: The juice will separate if you don’t drink it straight away – just stir around with a spoon to fix it.
Eva has yet to figure out how a straw works, but she still loves the juice. By next summer I’m however certain she’ll be drinking out of her own glass of watermelonjuice with a straw.