Watermelonade to the Rescue

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:

Watermelonade Refresher

  • 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!)


  1. Combine all the ingredients in the VitaMix.
  2. Use the plunger to mix all the ingredients (the ice will freeze up without further plunger coaxing).
  3. Sweeten to taste (or not — I prefer the juice as is), using stevia, maple syrup or organic sugar, if you must.
  4. Garnish with fresh mint or basil leaves.

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  1. I’m in an RV for 6 weeks for the firs time and really really want to use my Vitamix but don’t want to blow all the fuses or switches I’n not even sure what would happen but should I just turn off EVERYTHING and give it a whirl? thanks!

    1. Hi there! I’ve used my Vitamix no problem whilst rVing. What sort of hookup do you have? Ever when plugged in to 15V shore power, it’s been no problem, AS LONG as I turn everything else off. That includes furnace or A/C, tv, etc. We have a volt meter that I keep an eye on, so if it looks dangerously low, I won’t bother. But it’s really never been a problem, except when I forget to turn something else off. The Vitamix is almost no different than a toaster, when it comes to drawing electricity, to be honest! Give it a whirl :). The only thing you’ve got to lose is NOT using your Vitamix. I’d be lost without it.

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