When we first moved into our apartment, Alex’s mom brought us a good bit of fruit to get us started – apples, oranges, a big chunk of watermelon and some bananas. We then proceeded to go grocery shopping and picked up limes, kiwi, strawberries, raspberries and more bananas (some green ones for me). I don’t think it’ll come as a surprise to you that we still haven’t finished that watermelon. All the others have been mostly devoured. Alex isn’t a fan of watermelon, so he had one slice, and there are just so many other choices that I didn’t eat as much of it as I would’ve liked to..
We still had those limes, though. And what’s better for warm weather than a fresh watermelon limeade? I pulled out the blender and whipped this up. I’ve never had any sort of watermelon beverage before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by this. It’s fresh, nice and tart from the limes, but also nice and sweet from the watermelon. It made my insides feel so clean drinking it; this is definitely perfect for a hot day!
I especially liked the bit of pulp in this – if you don’t like pulp, just squeeze all the juice from the lime instead of throwing the whole thing in! This would be perfect for a bbq or summer party outdoors!
yields two servings
2 cups watermelon, chopped
2 whole limes, rinds removed
6 ice cubes
2 packets truvia (or 4 t sugar)
Place the ice cubes, limes and watermelon in a blender (in that order for the easiest blending). Blend until smooth. Add in the truvia and blend a bit more. Pour into glasses and enjoy!