This month’s Eating the Alphabet was, well, challenging! The letters for this month are U, V, & W and that makes for pretty limited choices. But I knew what I wanted to choose and that was Watermelon. Now I’m going to say right up front that I know most of you all will not be able to make this recipe since it’s November and watermelons are out of season for most areas of the country but I couldn’t wait to share it for this month’s challenge!
You see, we love watermelon in our house during the summer. We LOVE watermelon! Watermelon is an excellent source of Vitamin A, a powerful anti-oxidant. It’s also very low in calories (just 30 calories per 100g) and rich in electrolytes and water content.
Even though we love watermelon, sometimes, if we get a really big one, we don’t always finish it before it starts to get mushy. That’s usually because we like a variety of fruits for our day or we can only eat so much watermelon for so long, you know?
So when I have leftover watermelon, I like to cut it into chunks, remove all the seeds and puree it in my blender. Then I pour that puree into ice cube trays and voila! Watermelon cubes. These are delicious just as an ice cube in water or tea but our favorite way to enjoy it is as frozen lemonade type slush. It’s not much of a recipe at all. I just take a handful of watermelon cubes and put them in the blender. Then I add about a cup and a half of prepared lemonade (we like Simply Lemonade but you can also make your own from scratch).
Then I just blend it up; pour it into a glass and yum! You’ve got a delicious, cool, fruity drink—it’s like a taste of summer any time of the year!
- About 2 cups watermelon, cut up and seeds removed
- 1½ cups lemonade
- Puree cut watermelon and pour into ice cube trays.
- Freeze puree until solid.
- Put 4-5 watermelon cubes in a blender.
- Add lemonade.
- Blend and pour into a glass.
(Sorry I don’t have more pictures to share. For some reason, I couldn’t find the ones I had taken this summer of my watermelon prep!)
So, what’s your family’s favorite fruit or vegetable that starts with the letter U, V or W? Please share with us in the comments below!
Bloggers, I’d love for you to join our Eating the Alphabet Challenge. We’re nearly to the end of our 2012 Challenge but if you’d like to join us for our last month or be in the loop for 2013, please fill out the form. Follow us on Twitter too using the hashtag #EatingAtoZChallenge. Click here for details and to complete the form to sign up and join us!
And be sure to check out all these other fabulous blogger’s interpretations of the letter U, V or W—fruit, veggie or grain-style–this month by visiting the blogs below! I know I’m planning to try a few.
And be sure to check out my posts from previous months:
Letter A or B-Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Letter C or D-Balsamic Parmesan Cauliflower
Letter E or F-Easy Eggplant Parmesan
Letter G or H–Ginger Garlic Broccoli
Letter I or J–Jicama, Avocado & Crab Salad
Letter K or L–Fruity Kiwi Salsa
Letter M, N or O–Mango Quesadillas
Letter P, Q, R–Peach Pecan Muffins
Letter S or T–Tomatillo Salsa with Sweet Potato Chips