Wednesday, August 10, 2011

{Blended} Watermelon Lemonade


There’s nothing like a glass of fresh, homemade lemonade at the end of a hot summer day.  This version is so refreshing, hydrating and sweetened with honey {no refined sugars here}.  The watermelon adds a delicious sweet flavor and gives the lemonade a beautiful pink hue.  

{Blended} Watermelon Lemonade 
Refreshing, hydrating, cooling, and oh so yummy!

Equipment: Blender

  • ¼ cup freshly-squeezed organic lemon juice, about 2 lemons
  • 2 cups organic seedless watermelon chunks
  • 3 cups ice cubes (filtered water ice cubes)
  • ¼ cup raw honey, preferably local (I use local raw creamed clover) 


  1. Squeeze the juice of 2 lemons through small fine mesh strainer into blender.
  2. Add watermelon chunks to blender. 

  1. Add ice cubes to blender. 
  2. Add honey to blender. 

  1. Blend on high speed until combined and slushy.  My blender has an “ice crush” function, which is the highest speed; this is what I use to combine. If it’s not combining right away, use low/pulse button a couple of times, or give it a stir with a spoon (turn blender off first if stirring with spoon).  Then increase speed up to high/”ice crush.”

  1. Serve immediately. 
Yield: Varies, about 3-4 cups.  

OTHER WAYS TO ENJOY WATERMELON





Summer Sangria w/ Watermelon Juice



This post is part of Pennywise Platter Thursday @ The Nourishing Gourmet, Turning the Table Thursday @ Around My Family Table, Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage, Simple Lives Thursday @ A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa, Cooking Thursday @ Diary of a Stay at Home Mom, Fight Back Friday @ Food Renegade, Fresh Food Friday @ la bella vita, Fresh Bites Friday @ Real Food Whole Health Blog Carnival, Friday Food @ Momtrends, Sweets This Week @ Sugar Bananas!, Whole Health Weekend Link-Up @ Nourishing Treasures, Allergy Friendly Friday @ Cybele Pascal Allergen-Free Cuisine,  Monday Mania @ The Healthy Home Economist, Your Recipe, My Kitchen @ Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker, Homestead Barn Hop @ The Prairie Homestead, Weekend Gourmet Blog Carnival @ Hartke Is Online, Homemaker Monday @ 11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven, Melt in Your Mouth Monday @ Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Made By You Monday @ Skip To My Lou, MaFF Monday @ The Saturday Evening Pot, Mangia Mondays @ Delightfully Dowling, Fat Tuesday @ Real Food Forager, Hearth and Soul Hop @ Mom's Sunday Cafe, Made From Scratch Tuesday @ From Mess Hall to Bistro, Recipe Sharing Monday @ Jam Hands, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free, Foodie Wednesday @ Daily Organized Chaos, Works-for-Me Wednesday @ We Are THAT Family and Fat Camp Friday @ Mangoes and Chutney.  

35 comments:

  1. I need to make this for my watermellon loving hubby. I don't have a regular blender, but I do have a stick blender. That should work, right?

    Pinning this for later reference. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

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  2. This looks so refreshing. I will be trying it this weekend! I linked to you from Full Plate Thursday. Thank you!

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  3. @ Abby, thanks for your comment! I hope your hubby enjoys it :) I have never used a stick blender for blending drinks/smoothies, so I'm not sure if it will break up the ice, but I'm guessing it will do fine breaking up the watermelon. I hope it works out :)

    @ Teri@thefreshmancook, I hope you love it! It's so yummy! I have been making it a lot lately, trying to enjoy the watermelons while they are in season. Thanks for the visit from Full Plate Thursday :)

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  4. Oh wow that looks SO good, my 12 year old daughter is going to love it :)

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  5. @ Sandra, thanks :) I hope she loves it!

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  6. I have just recently posted about impatiently waiting for summer to arrive here in Australia and now I'm even more impatient! This is summer in a glass...yum!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  7. @ Natasha in Oz, I hope summer arrives soon for you :) Best wishes to you too!

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing with Momtrends for our Friday Food Linky. I'm a huge lemonade fan--love how you've spruced this up. Have a great weekend.

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  9. Thank you for sharing this on Whole Health Weekend link-up! It's delicious and I can't wait to try it!

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  10. @ Nicole Feliciano, thanks! Thank you for hosting Friday Food Linky and have a great weekend too :)

    @NaturalFamiLea, I hope you enjoy it, it's SO yummy! Thanks for hosting Whole Health Weekend Link-Up too :)

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  11. Hi Emily,
    What a great refreshing drink. We just love watermelon and lemonade a great combination for a summertime treat. I am your newest follower. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    See you soon,
    Miz Helen

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  12. Oh delicious! I love that it's sweetened with honey. This looks perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing with Sweets This Week.

    Sarah

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  13. Hi Miz Helen! I am so excited you came to check out the recipe :) I hope you enjoy it, it's so delicious. Thanks for following me :) Have a wonderful weekend too and I look forward to sharing more with Full Plate Thursday.

    @ hip-chick, :)

    @ Sarah @ Sugar Bananas!, thanks for visiting! It's so yummy with the honey, adds a really lovely flavor. Thanks for hosting Sweets This Week. I really enjoyed your Sweets This Week post, thanks for sharing something so close to your heart.

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  14. I found you from Blog hop..I am interested so much with your watermelon lemonade blended.Thanks a lot for sharing.You have a very nourishing site.I am Marelie from http://www.cookiedropletsetcbymarelie.com Hope you can come and visit me.I am your newest follower.

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  15. @ Marelie, thanks for visiting and for following! I'll have to go check your site out :) Take care.

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  16. Oh wow, I have just got to try this.

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  17. @ Shaheen, I hope you enjoy it, it's SO good!

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  18. Yum. I have a pitcher of something very similar sitting in my fridge. But I love your addition of ice. My version uses orange juice, but I think adding ice would make it sooo refreshing :)

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  19. @ Lynn, the ice is great, it makes the drink like a slushy. I bet yours is yummy too :)

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  20. We had this tonight and our whole family loved it! Thanks for the recipe!!! We're big fans!

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  21. @ Sonshine4u, thanks SO much! That means a lot to me :) I'm so happy that you all enjoyed it!

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  22. @ Elsa's Cooking Diary, thank you and I hope you enjoy it :)

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  23. What a lovely drink! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I love how healthy it is too. Thank you for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  24. @ The 21st Century Housewife, thanks so much for your kind words :) Thanks for hosting at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

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  25. YUM!!! Someone was just asking me if I had ever tried watermelon lemonade. I'm bookmarking this recipe and trying it!

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  26. @ Kirstin, I hope you enjoy it, it's so good! :)

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  27. Congratulations Emily!
    You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your Red Plate and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  28. @ Miz Helen, thank you SO much! I am honored :) I grabbed the red plate and have it in the side bar, thank you again. I've been trying to link up since last night w/ a new recipe for Full Plate Thursday, but it's still not showing up, I'll try again today. Have a great week too!

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  29. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasure's Whole Health Weekend Link-Up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

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  30. @ NaturalFamLea, thanks! And thanks for hosting :)

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  31. Hi Emily -- I know watermelon season is just about over, but this recipe looks so yummy! Would you be interested in posting it at my new link party featuring allergy-friendly lunchbox ideas? I suspect there won't be many drinks, and your gorgeous photo will really stand out :) You can find the party on Friday morning at http://allergyfreecookery.blogspot.com.

    Thanks!
    Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery

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  32. HI Lisa, thank you for letting me know about it. You're so sweet, thanks for the kind words. :)

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  33. i just tried . love the taste because i m melon lover >.<

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