This summer-fresh lemonade with a DIY watermelon base is sure to cool you down on a hot day.

EatingWell.com, May 2021

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Credit: Evan de Normandie

Recipe Summary test

active:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut watermelon in half. Using a large spoon, scoop out and reserve the pink flesh (you will have about 8 cups). Discard rind.

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  • Process the watermelon and lime juice in a blender (in batches if necessary) until smooth and frothy, about 30 seconds. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher, pressing with a spoon to release the juices. Discard solids.

  • Add water, sugar and lemon juice to the pitcher. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture into 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with lemon wedges and mint sprigs, if desired.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate juice (Steps 1-2) for up to 4 days. Stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; fat 1g; sodium 8mg; carbohydrates 52g; dietary fiber 1g; protein 2g; sugars 45g; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin a iu 1739IU; potassium 391mg.
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