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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Great Day for Watermelon Lemonade

When I moved to Southern Illinois in the '80s I was given a first hand look at growing watermelons. My parents had friends that planted, grew and sold many different crops including mellons. July is the perfect time for ice cold lemonade. Some enjoy a bit of salt and others not so much. Watermelon is also delicious when used in drinks and slushies


Watermelon is a favorite summer time fruit of many. Children and not so grown up adults enjoy watermelon speed contest as well. Whether a large wedge or small amount of chunks are enjoyed the cool mellon is an enjoyable activity. A special picnic treat as well as perfect outdoor socials can be helped out by watermelon.

Growing watermelon is part of the ag industry of the United States. A highly loved consumable fruit the United States produces around 4,000,000,000 lbs of watermelon annually. Watermelon is grown in 49 states and consumed in all 50. Made up of 90% water. The body needs a lot of water to function so watermelon is great and nutritious for us all. Watermelon has no fat or cholesterol and an excellent source of vitamin A, B6, C, potassium and fiber which are all struglle to get more of.

Enjoy some Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade
The mild flavour of the watermelon blends nicely with the tart lemon juice.

6 cups watermelon
1 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice

Remove as many seeds as you can from the watermelon flesh. Place watermelon and water in a blender and blend until smooth. Strain liquid into a pitcher, along with sugar and lemon juice. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until chilled, then serve.

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1 comment:

  1. In my opinion, everyday is a great day for watermelon. Thank you for sharing your recipe on Thursday Favorite Things.


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