Thursday, May 24, 2012

Refreshing Watermelon Juice and a Mini-Miracle


So this week my cell phone stopped charging.  Annoying because that is where I take most of my pictures (so I can text them to my mom or mother-in-law).  I made this recipe and tried to take a picture but my phone indicated battery low so I gave up and shut it off.  Then, while I was finishing my juice it spontaneously turned on.  It did the take the picture but when I hit send again I saw battery low.  Crud.  But then I tried again from the phone's home screen and it worked!   Obviously, this mini-miracle means I was destined to share this recipe.

I found this recipe on Surkhab's Blog at the perfect time.  You may remember that this week I bought watermelon (hence Mr. Delish's Watermelon Salad. So I had a watermelon in my fridge that I wanted to use before this weekend when Mr. Delish and I will be at my sister-in-law's wedding (this is also why I did not have my camera available).  I also conveniently had half a lemon that I wanted to use.  It was meant to be.
 
I slightly adapted this recipe to use a dash of regular salt and also honey instead of sugar.  I like to use honey in juices and smoothies just because I feel like it's going with the natural theme of mixing fresh fruit together.  I didn't have any lychee or black salt so I omitted.  I also forgot to fill my ice trays so there was no ice.  My method also was not exactly the same because I discovered I really do not like pulsing on my blender - I think it's because my lid was not on securely and when I tried pulsing it went everywhere in like one second.  Not cool.

Also, my watermelon only had white seeds which I removed successfully prior to starting.  As I removed seeds, I kept hearing my mom's voice in my head saying, "Nadie se muere de eso."  No one ever dies from that.  It's what she used to say to me when I was a child and complained about watermelon seeds.  I was so picky back then.

Watermelon Juice (slightly adapted from Surkhab's Blog)

Ingredients:

3 cups watermelon, seeded and chopped.
1 cup water
2 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp lemon juice (fresh from the lemon)
a few shakes of salt.


Directions:

1. Place ingredients in your blender.
2. If you blender has a stir feature, use it to stir your ingredients together.
3. Then, hit liquify or otherwise blend your ingredients.
4. Enjoy your juice!

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