Hydrating watermelon and coconut water meet up with tangy lemons and tart raspberries in this refreshing and thirst-quenching watermelon, raspberry lemonade.
It’s officially summer and that means watermelon season is in full swing. Ripe, juicy watermelons are truly something special and this is the season to enjoy the pretty pink-fleshed fruit.
Summer of course is also lemonade season and I’m particularly partial to the tongue tickling tartness of fresh lemonade on a sweltering summer day. The perfect combination of sweet and tart, it’s like summer in a glass and a symbol of the season.
This tart pink watermelon raspberry lemonade is entirely naturally sweetened; there are no added sugars or sweeteners, only fresh fruit and coconut water.
Cubes of juicy watermelon are whizzed together with raspberries and lemon juice and then added to naturally sweet and electrolyte-rich coconut water to create a lemonade that’s super hydrating and bright in both color and flavor.
Due to their high water and potassium content, watermelons are a refreshingly tasty way to rehydrate when the temperature rises. While many people may know that tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, watermelons actually surpass them, giving us another great reason to enjoy them.
Coconut water also packs the power of potassium and is a natural way to replenish electrolytes and rehydrate on a hot day. Add a pinch of mineral rich sea salt (like you would to the rim of a margarita glass) and you’ll have a thirst-quenching and all-natural post-hike or swim kind of drink.
Best of all this cool refreshing lemonade comes together in minutes, which is a good thing since you’ll want to keep a pitcher handy in the fridge this summer.
What are you most looking forward to this summer?