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

Watermelon Refresher Smoothie Recipe
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This recipe works best in a Vitamix blender because it will pulverize the dates. But any blender will do! Add vodka if desired.
Cuisine: smoothie
Serves: 1
  • 2 cups watermelon
  • 1 lemon, peeled and seeded
  • 3 dates (I prefer fresh medjool)
  • Ice (or 1-2 ounces vodka;) if desired
  1. Combine all ingredients into your high-powered blender and blend until smoothie consistency.