Honey Watermelon Lemonade

I was hanging out on our porch last Saturday and as I was staring at our front yard, nostalgia hit me hard all of a sudden. Mom and I used to make and sell homemade lemonade on our front yard during summer for twenty-five cents a pop. While that lemonade wasn’t all that healthy as it has a lot of sugar, it is still sold out most of the time because who could resist a lemonade on a hot day, especially when the seller is a cute and adorable kid?

I want to make lemonade and give it a little bit of a twist. I want to make a healthy version of what I used to make as a kid. I will ditch the sugar and replace it a sweet but healthy organic substitute, honey. Along with lemon, the star of this refreshment would be my favorite, the watermelon. With all these ingredients, lemon, watermelon, and honey this drink will be undeniably tasty and nutritious.

I could live with on this drink every hot day! Pairing watermelon juice and lemon makes the drink explode with tropical flavor. I can’t get enough of it! If you use a good watermelon it elevates the lemonade to whole another level. Here are the ingredients for Honey Watermelon Lemonade, the drink that reminds me of my childhood… sort of.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 3 cups cold water
  • ¾ cup lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • 2/3 cup honey (more or less)
  • 1 lemon sliced for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a blender, puree the watermelon until smooth.
  2. Get a bowl and pour the watermelon puree through a fine mesh strainer.
  3. Press the pulp into the strainer to extract as much juice from it.
  4. Discard the pulp.
  5. Pour the lemon juice into a large pitcher and add in lemon zest.
  6. Set aside.
  7. In a small bowl using a whisker, mix lemon juice and honey until honey dissolves.
  8. Pour the lemon and honey mixture into the watermelon juice, then stir in the water.
  9. Refrigerate until very cold.
  10. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices.

There you have it! You now have a cold refreshing and nutritious drink that you can make with your kids and maybe make a little profit off of. Kids nowadays seldom go out and enjoy the sun because of gadgets, internet, social media and video games. Doing an activity you can spend time together, let them meet and socialize with other people is good for their growth and well being. And they are making money, now that is a bonus!

Not only is this drink makes a fund bonding time it packed with essential vitamins and minerals that hydrates, revitalize and energized the body. Teaching your kids how to make this is a good start in teaching them how to make healthy food and drinks.