Summer is almost over. It was an interesting season, mildly cool and rainy. I love a rainy summer, the thought of the earth being quenched is so satisfying. However, this week it’s been over 85 degrees and humid everyday!
I realized before this week started that I have not had one thought of my favorite accessory, the scarf, since before June. Four days ago it was cool and more reminiscent of the very beginnings of autumn and I got a shiver up my spine just thinking of the warm and cozy feeling that wearing a scarf would bring come October and maybe even late September if I am lucky!
Since the heat has been punishing, I wanted to make something to cool off with. H, brought home a glorious watermelon, and he even cut it up!
It is hard to finish a whole watermelon, we are only two and besides he is mostly at work all day. I find blending up the melon, psychologically helps me to consume more of it because it is in a different form. I get sick of eating the same thing after three or so times.
3 cups watermelon
See notes below about add ins
- Add the melon to your high powered blender
- Blend, using tamper if necessary, until the melon is liquefied
- Pour into glasses and drink or pitcher (or jar, like me) and save for later
A couple of notes about this juice!
Sometimes I do add other ingredients besides Watermelon. Basil is my absolute favorite addition, it really goes well with the juice. Basil watermelon juice is something I would serve to someone coming over for lunch! I also really like mint it is very refreshing. Freezing the melon and then blending it gives a nice slushy effect. Adding a neutral tasting seed, such pre-soaked Chia, will heighten the nutritional punch!
I usually buy seeded watermelons and leave the seeds in when I make this juice, they have many health benefits. And since they are blended up I don’t have to be paranoid about a big watermelon plant growing in my stomach, haha.
Tomorrow morning I plan to re-blend the juice with some papaya that I cut up yesterday. I have not tried that one yet, it sounds like a good combo.
Enjoy! And if you come up with some additional add ins that coordinate well, let me know!