With summer already here (we call it Hell in Florida), we tend to get thirstier and crave cold drinks! I know I’ve been doing that SO much lately. And whatwith that and my increased water intake, I always end up stocking up on some pre-cut fruit at the grocery store because I crave watery fruit!
The other day I found myself with a container of watermelon in the fridge that was past the point where I’d eat it because it had gotten to that way-too-ripe state. But I hate wasting food (especially because the pre-cut stuff can be super expensive, so I made up this recipe to use it all up!
I’ve also been making lots of things with lemons lately, to keep my kidneys stone-free, so this naturally came about as a combination of all of the above.
When I tasted it, I suddenly realized that not only am I, in fact, a true genius…but that I also must share it with you, my Dear Beloved Reader. ;)
Make sure you try this one out — it’s so refreshing and would be perfect at any summer cookout or Fourth of July party!
Public Service Announcement: Oh yeah, and you could TOTALLLLLLY add vodka and kick it up one huge notch, but that’s just my opinion… :P
- 2 cups watermelon
- 1 lemon, peeled and seeded
- 3 dates (I prefer fresh medjool)
- Ice (or 1-2 ounces vodka;) if desired
- Combine all ingredients into your high-powered blender and blend until smoothie consistency.