Watermelon Strawberry Lemonade

Hi Everyone,

How are you this lovely Sunday?  This Saturday was just a nice chill day for me!  Little Jenny and I went to a really nice breakfast at a Bistro that we love and I had the most yummy breakfast.  I  wish I took a picture of it to show you.  I had an egg white omelet stuffed with veggies, with a side of vanilla yogurt and a yogurt pancake.  You can’t have yogurt pancake on the menu and not expect me to get it.  I didn’t eat everything, but I ate most of it.  After that we took a stroll through the shopping center.  They opened a new Neiman Marcus there that we were just dying to see.  Lets just say it was window shopping, no buying. I saw the cutest little tan purse that had a gold starfish buckle on it.  It was so adorable.  The price for that little purse was $325.  Believe me I thought about it for like a second and realized I gave up using credit cards, so nope.  We walked out empty-handed.  I was a good girl!  After a little more window shopping, It was already started to get a little to hot out, so we came home.

I was so thirsty this afternoon!  I think I was pretty dehydrated from all the coffee I had.  You know when you’re at a restaurant and they keep filling your cup, well they did, and I kept drinking it!  At home we didn’t have any bottles of water and well you know tap water is not that good!  We also didn’t have any ice cubes, so I couldn’t even chill the water if I chose tap.  So I was thinking what could I have?  Than I looked and I saw my personal size watermelon and I thought water, melon, there’s my answer!

I made the sweetest little drink that contained no sugar and quenched my thirst.  This drink contained watermelon, strawberries, lemon juice and water.  I am a total fruit freak and I rarely ever add sugar to my fruit, so if you like things on the sweeter side, I recommend adding either sugar, agave nectar or honey.

What surprised me, was the watermelon for this time of year was extremely sweet and now that strawberries are starting to come into season there super juicy and sweet too. Mmmm, strawberries!  They just have to be my favorite fruit!  My Husband is shocked by how many pints of strawberries I go through a week.  My guess is 3 or 4, plus the ones I use frozen.  Gosh, I just realized I used the word sweet like a million times, sorry about that!  I just can’t think of another word to describe the juicy, delectable, tasty fruit.  Some words just fit perfectly, don’t you think?

I decided I wanted a drink, not a smoothie, so I ran it through my fine mesh sieve a couple of times to make it with less pulp.  To my surprise there was no pulp at all, just a very pink clear drink.  Say that 5 times fast!  :)

I love Mother Nature!  It’s amazing how you can take such simple ingredients and make such a wonderful treat.  Now if you wanted to be naughty you could totally turn this into a Margarita.  I would add some tequila or vodka to it.  Just a shot is needed!  Add some crushed ice and you got a party!!  I was pretending I was partying by using my margarita glass!

Watermelon Strawberry Lemonade
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 3 Cups Strained
  • Serving size: 1 Cup
Prep time: 
Total time: 
A sweet summery drink made with watermelon and strawberries.
Ingredients
  • 4 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 1 cup strawberry, diced
  • ¼ lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until combined, about 20 - 30 seconds.
  2. Makes 4 cups un-strained
  3. Optional: To Strain; place a fine mesh sieve over a pitcher or bowl and pour juice into strainer. Using a back of a spoon push juice through. This can be done a few times to make drink clearer. Once juice has been strained you will have about 3 cups. This is what I did.
Notes
Calorie per cup: 86, Fat: 1.1, Sodium: 4.9, Potassium: 347, Carbs: 20, Fiber: 2.3, Sugar: 16.7, Protein: 1.7

Note the calories maybe less. When I processed the drink it had 4 cups, once I strained it, I was down to 3 cups. So I would imagine the calories would be less.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having this drink was my way of celebrating Earth Day!!  All good things from Mother Nature!  So I say cheers to the Earth for giving us such wonderful treats.

Here is the official Earth Day poem for your reading enjoyment

“Ode to Joy” – Ludwig van Beethoven’s

Joyful joyful we adore our Earth in all its wonderment
Simple gifts of nature that all join into a paradise
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love through out all time
With our gentle hand and touch
We make our home a newborn world
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love through out all time
With our gentle hand and touch
We make our home a newborn world

Well my Friends, get out there and enjoy the Earth and what it has to offer to us.  For me, it will be getting up early and digging my hands in the dirt and prepping my garden.  Have a wonderful Sunday!

 

 

Comments

  1. This looks like the perfect summer drink, I also ADORE strawberries and watermelon is close behind! I’ll definitely be trying this!

  2. I am making this today-it’s in the 80’s here and this looks like the perfect drink to quench my thirst. Happy Sunday!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      It’s pretty hot here today. I cranked on the air and kind of avoided the outside, especially since we have a raccoon in the boat, that is as big as my dog. We tried to get rid of him, and he came back. Waiting for Hubby to chase in away. My dog won’t leave him alone!! So I’m staying inside with him! Happy Sunday!!

  3. Oh, this looks extremely delicious and refreshing!!! YUM.

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      Thanks Liz! I’m going to make it again today!! I drank the whole pitcher yesterday!!

  4. What a refreshing treat from Mother Nature. Happy Earth Day!

  5. looks so refreshing

  6. This looks so refreshing and the perfect summer drink! Watermelon, strawberry, and lemonade?? yum!!!

  7. I can’t wait to make this, I love watermelon! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  8. Watermelon strawberry lemonade YUM! Also a few blueberries on top for added color and flavor. Plus they’re all on sale this week.

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