07/08/2013

Cooking Made Easy: Watermelon Lemonade


Yesterday my mum bought a large watermelon and I knew I had to make some kind of juice out of it. When browsing the Internet for a nice recipe I found a post about agua frescas which seem to be beverages made from fresh fruits. I thought the recipe was ideal because when making an agua fresca you add some water and and you'll get a drink which is really light and low in calories. Here is what you'll need:

500 grams fresh watermelon (without rind)
750 ml cold water
juice from 2 large limes (but I used the juice of 1 lemon instead)
sugar
ice cubes


1. Cut watermelon into cubes and taste the watermelon to see how sweet it is and to get an idea of how much sugar you will need.
2. Place the watermelon in a blender with half the water. Blend the watermelon until it has completely broken down including the seeds if there are any.
3. Add the lemon or lime juice and the rest of the water and stir until all ingredients are well incorporated.
4. Pour the lemonade in a nice pitcher and add some ice cubes.
5. Serve and enjoy!



Have you been able to eat watermelon this summer and do you know any good watermelon drinks or desserts? I think this lemonade is really refreshing but doesn't taste that much of watermelon. Next time I might try a melon smoothie with melon and watermelon.

Oh, and as I'm already writing this lifestyle post, there's something else I wanted to share with you. An old friend of mine, who lives in Belgium, will now be studying in Norway for 5 months and she decided to keep records of her adventure in a blog. What I really like about this idea is that her page is just what blogs were supposed to be right at the beginning, before everybody started to have one. It's just some kind of online journal, where she documents her adventure so that people can get an image of Norway and so that her friends know what she's been up to. She's not doing this for the fame or in order to act up but just in order to share the love. One really sees that she puts a lot of love in her blog and that she entirely enjoys her trip to Norway and I think that these facts can be more inspiring than most of the famous fashion blogs will ever be. Unfortunately her blog is in Dutch so not all of you will understand what she writes but I can totally recommend taking a look at it nevertheless: Celine in Oslo

28 comments:

  1. mmh lecker! thank u for the great tip.
    Check out my post where i`ve met Chiara Ferragni and Rumi Neely!

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  2. Carmen, your post is perfect cause today I've bought a huge watermelon, need to try it too!:) Btw, checked out the blog of your friend, despite the fact she looks so beautiful, I like her pics, good luck with her study! xo

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  3. That looks absolutely delicious! I'm going to have to give that a go sometime :) xo

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  4. remember to make it seedless! :)

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  5. That actually is such a freaking good idea! I've got a watermelon in the fridge, so I'm going to try this out right now! THANK YOU!

    Love,

    Rowan

    Personal Style Blog www.redreidinghood.com
    Ps: Don’t you forgot to check out my very first shoplog/haul video ? I’d love to hear what you think about it!

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  6. Such a great idea!! thanks Carmen:)
    I don't understand Dutch it's not cool :(
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  7. Oh my gosh this looks and sounds amazing, will definitely try!

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  8. looks so refreshing! great photos btw

    fashion/travel blog: www.chariscity.blogspot.com

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  9. I will surely try it! Looks delicious and so very fresh!

    <3
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  10. I don't think I ever tried a watermelon drink? It looks really good and I would give it a try. Your friend has a really nice blog; if only I spoke Dutch!

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  11. A must try!
    Nice presentation!
    Kisses.

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  12. Love how refreshing this looks, perfect for a hot summers day. I am a fan of watermelon, will try this out, thanks!

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  13. Schaut total super aus, aber mir, als einem totalen Wassermelonen-Liebhaben, wäre die Wassermelone zum Trinken fast zu schade :D
    lg
    Esra

    http://nachgesternistvormorgen.de/

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  14. Lecker! Ich hab mir bisher nur mal Wassermelonenstücke ins Wasser gemacht, aber das sieht richtig toll aus!

    Liebste Grüße

    Andrea

    http://andysparkles.blogspot.de/
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  15. That lemonade looks great, though melons and watermelons are one of those rare things I don't eat! :D

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  16. What a great idea!!! Perfect for summer :D
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm definitely making this in summer! Have bookmarked this :)

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  18. I love watermelons and this recipe sounds super yummy!! Definitely going to try this :)

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  19. I'm absolutely trying this ! thanks honey for sharing this xoxo

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  20. Perfect refreshing for Summer :)

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  21. sounds super yummy!! lemonade is my favourite soft drink and the combo with watermelon must be perfect :) xx

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  22. This looks so so yummy. I love watermelon and lemonade so I'm definitely going to try this drink out!

    Xo, Hannah

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