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Fresh Watermelon Lemonade

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Written by Malena

When it’s getting unbearably hot outside, then one thing that immediately comes to my mind is the wish for a nice and cool drink.

Okay, maybe that’s not completely true. The first thing I’d wish for is to be chilling at a tropical beach with an unlimited supply of fresh coconuts 😉 

Unfortunately where I live there are neither beaches nor coconuts. But I found another wonder weapon for the hot summer days: homemade watermelon lemonade!Fresh Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon is naturally super sweet so that you can use a very low amount of additional sugar, which is always the more healthy option for your body.

Some added salt will greatly increase hydration. Don’t worry though, it won’t taste salty! This way you will actually need to drink less and feel fresh much longer. 

On top of that you get a super boost in healthy vitamins, unlike with many artificially flavored store bought lemonades. 

Lemons are very high in vitamin C and also vitamin A, E, and B6. These keep the skin glowing, aid digestion and weight loss, help keep colds and flues at bay and flush out toxins.
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Watermelon is in addition to its great vitamin content also full of important electrolytes that keep the body super hydrated. 

Fresh Watermelon Lemonade
Serves 6
Cool off and enjoy the hot summer days with this icy and super hydrating watermelon lemonade!
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Ingredients
  1. 3 medium to large organic lemons
  2. 9 cups watermelon, cut into cubes
  3. 2 pinches of salt
  4. 3 cups filtered water
  5. 3 tbsp. sugar (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place the watermelon cubes into the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the pureed watermelon through a strainer or nut bag, if possible.
  3. Squeeze the fresh lemons into the watermelon juice, add the filtered water and salt and stir well. If desired, sweeten the lemonade with sugar.
  4. Keep the lemonade in the fridge for a few hours before serving.
  5. Optionally add/garnish with ice cubes, mint leaves, fresh lemon or watermelon pieces or even some aloe vera juice/pieces.
Notes
  1. In my opinion, this lemonade tastes best unsweetened. The watermelon is naturally very sweet and you might not need any added sugar at all.
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