Oh blazes it’s hot! Please note, I am NOT complaining … I’m just sharing.
Our home for the summer runs on an old electrical panel with old glasses fuses. This means that when we blow a fuse, rather than ‘flip’ / reset the breaker switch, we actually have to replace the old blown glass fuse with a new one. A bit of a pain, especially as parts of Dawn’s house is also run on the same breaker as our Airstream. So when running a toaster, nothing else can be run. Same goes for the Vita-Mix, microwave, etc. The thought of an air conditioner right now is hugely desirable, but with only 15 amps of power being shared between us both I fear that we’d be blowing fuses left, right and centre. Hence, we open all the windows, run our fantastic fans on high, extend all the awnings.
What’s a girl gotta do to keep cool? Hide in the basement / yoga studio is one option. The second option came up from visiting a health fair yesterday. A juice bar served a simple slushy-like watermelon concoction that inspired me in to making my own! So I’ve come up with a name that I will copyright (unless of course, someone has beat me to it prior to this moment)! Watermelonade 🙂
Here’s the recipe for your cooling refreshing pleasure. Of course, any organic ingredients are preferred over the conventional variety. Go for at least organic lemons / limes:
- Cut up ⅓ to ½ watermelon (dependant on the melon size)
- Add 3 cups of ice (filtered water ice is best)
- 2-3 cups of water (to taste and for mixing ease)
- 1 whole peeled lemon (and if you’re feeling adventurous, add in a peeled lime!)
- Combine all the ingredients in the VitaMix.
- Use the plunger to mix all the ingredients (the ice will freeze up without further plunger coaxing).
- Sweeten to taste (or not — I prefer the juice as is), using stevia, maple syrup or organic sugar, if you must.
- Garnish with fresh mint or basil leaves.