Once summer arrived, I was excited to find watermelons at the produce market behind our house for 29 cents a pound. (Unfortunately, they’re not organic or local… just balancing the budget and nutrition here.)
Red berries (like strawberries and raspberries), tomatoes, and bell peppers are also great summer sources of vitamin C, and we have enjoyed some delicious local, organic berries from the Farmer’s Market.
In addition to the usual melon slices/balls with meals, I often like to make a watermelon “juice” in the blender. It is a fun “pick-me-up” in the morning, or a refreshing afternoon treat on a hot day.
1 cup chilled, chopped Watermelon (seedless)
1-2 tsp. Lime Juice*
Add watermelon and lime juice to blender. Blend to desired consistency (a short time for a “slushy” texture, with watermelon chunks remaining, or blend longer for “juice.”) Add additional lime juice if desired. Enjoy!
*As a variation, a couple mint sprigs can be added instead of the lime juice for a different summer flavor- and a great way to use those spreading mint plants!
This recipe can be easily increased to serve a crowd.