I’ve had a watermelon sitting in my kitchen for over a week and hadn’t found the time to chop it up until today. Upon chopping into the highly anticipated fruit of the summer, I was sad to discover that it had become too “mealy” to enjoy. As you know, I’m a “waste not, want not” kind of person. So I tossed this lovely watermelon in the Ninja and now I have delicious watermelon lemonade!
Here’s what you do:
Scoop out the inside of the melon and toss in the blender. I have a ninja pulse, so I just tossed seeds and all in. Blend for about 20-30 seconds. (Not too long as you don’t want to purée the seeds.)
Strain your melon juice with a mesh strainer to get all the pulp & seeds out. (If you don’t, you’ll be chewing your lemonade)
Now you have a bowl of beautiful, red watermelon juice!
To make Watermelon Lemonade:
Combine 2 cups of watermelon juice, 1 cup lemon juice, 3 cups water and 1 cup simple syrup. Stir well and enjoy over ice! Yum!
(For Simple syrup: in a pot combine 1cup water with 1cup sugar. Heat over medium heat until dissolved. I keep a gallon of this in the fridge at all times! It’s so handy!)
Cheers to a refreshing summer drink!