Having a slice of watermelon is so refreshing, especially in the summer, isn’t it? Fresh strawberries are another favorite summer fruit of mine. So it seemed like a great idea to whip up a strawberry-watermelon drink. This Strawberry-Watermelon Cooler is a mildly sweet, juicy blend of watermelon, strawberries, lime, and honey. It’s not quite as thick as a slush, so I call it a cooler. You can easily turn this into a smoothie by adding 1/2 cup of strawberry or vanilla yogurt and a small banana to the rest of the ingredients to make it creamier. It’s perfect for sipping on during a hot summer afternoon!
STRAWBERRY-WATERMELON COOLER by NancyC Makes 2 large (12-ounce) servings
- 2 1/2 cups cubed watermelon (seeds removed)
- 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries (stems removed)
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice (fresh or bottled)
- 1 cup ice cubes or crushed ice
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons honey
- Optional: slices of lime for garnish
Put watermelon, strawberries, lime juice, ice, and honey into a blender; blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses and serve. Add a slice of lime for garnish if desired.
Watermelon is also great to use in fruit salads. Do you eat watermelon often during the summer? Do you have a favorite summer recipe you like to use it in? Linked to Fiesta Friday, Inspire Me Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Inspiration Tnursday, Let’s Get Real Friday, Show and Share.