Hello!  It’s been a busy few weeks of fun and travel for us, so this space has been a bit quiet.  I’m popping in to share a few pictures of what we’ve been up to, and one of my new favorite discoveries from our recent vacation.

Watermelon Water

About two weeks ago, we packed up our swim suits and trekked about 1200 miles down to the Gulf Coast of Florida. Visiting the beautiful white beaches was a first for us, and certainly did not disappoint.  We spent our time making sand castles, soaking up the warm sun, eating good food and playing in the waves.  We were based just outside of Destin, but we explored the area a bit, including the Bayside Wharf, Destin Harbor and Seaside.

Watermelon Water

Watermelon Water

Watermelon Water

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Watermelon Water

Watermelon Water

Watermelon Water

Watermelon Water

Watermelon Water

It was the day we spent in Seaside that I found the inspiration for the recipe I’m sharing today.  I had bookmarked a post from Foodie Crush a few months back described the highlights to visit, including the food trucks that line the main road in town.  I visited Raw & Juicy juice bar and cafe while my fellas found our chairs on the beach.  It was a warm, sunny morning and I was looking for something fresh and cool.  Watermelon water caught my eye and so I ordered a glass, along with a bag of their amazing Breakfast Blend granola.  Did I like it?  Let’s just say it was the first of TWO that I ordered that day.  So good!

Watermelon Water

Being on vacation is always inspiring to me.  I come home with a new view and desire to create.  Figuring out how to make Watermelon water was at the top of my short list (the Breakfast Blend granola is on that list too).  It couldn’t be easier.  The addition of sweetener really depends on the sweetness of your watermelon.  We have yet to add any, since the seasonal watermelons have been just right.  If you want to make more than the recipe provides, I’ve found that 1 cup of cubed watermelon equals a 1 cup serving of watermelon water.  Enjoy!

Watermelon Water

Watermelon Water

Yield: 3 cups

Serving Size: 8 ounces

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Squeeze of half a lime
  • Ice cubes
  • Sweetener of choice, if desired (honey, agave, sugar)

Instructions

  1. Place cubed watermelon in blender, along with water and squeeze of lime.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Test for desired sweetness, add chosen sweetener, if using and blend to combine.
  4. Pour into cups and add ice.
  5. Serve immediately.
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One Response to Watermelon Water

  1. Diedre says:

    Beautiful photos. I was on a trip and had watermelon juice made from coconut water, lime juice and watermelon. At $6 a glass I was determined to make this at home. It was so delicious. I love watermelon this time of year. Thanks

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