Drink Your Watermelon

Very few things are able to put me off my feed, but the combination of antibiotics I was on between surgeries did the trick.  I knew I needed fluids, and I needed protein, but nothing sounded good.  We had a big watermelon we needed to use up, so I made a couple of “experiments”.  First off is the watermelon water pictured above.  I hate the taste of plain water, but the fruit-flavored waters I’d been drinking weren’t appealing anymore, either.  So this is just watermelon chunks and ice dumped into a big glass jug and filled with water.  If I’d had a lemon handy I’d have sliced that into it, too.  Just a hint of flavor – perfect for hot summer days.

Then I made watermelon smoothies.  Sorry, I forgot to take a picture.  They were pink.  All the recipes I found involved ice cream or shaved ice, neither of which I wanted, so I just filled my blender half-full of watermelon chunks, dumped in about 8 ounces of plain yogurt, and added about 1 Tbsp lemon juice.  It was creamy, slightly tart, and VERY healthy.  I think that may be my go-to treat for the summer.

Post-second-surgery addition:  Switch to Greek yoghurt in the smoothie for more protein and this is a fabulous stand-alone meal for when your throat is swollen nearly closed and your stomach is in knots from steroids and MORE antibiotics 🙁

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3 thoughts on “Drink Your Watermelon”

  1. I bought our first watermelon of the summer a couple of days ago. I cut up half of it, and the girls ate every last piece! They LOVE watermelon. Watermelon-flavored water sounds so refreshing.

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