Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Watermelon Lemonade





Since my daughter’s school has reopened, I have made it a point to pack some different and healthy lunch for her. While I am busy preparing her lunch, it almost invariably slips my mind that I need to pack her a snack box too. Like every mother, I feel she should eat healthy and nutritious food and end up packing some fruit or the other. I bought a huge watermelon a couple of days back with the intention of cutting it and packing it for the snack box. But, after taking, apples, mangoes and watermelons on alternate days for almost a week, my daughter just wouldn’t have any more fruits for snacks. She wanted to have something else, read junk. I had to give in, after all she is a kid and having it once in a while is ok. So yesterday she took some biscuits and chips with a few dates and dry fruits. And I was left with a big chunk of watermelon.

While browsing through Nalini’s space, who happens to be my partner for this month’s blog hop, I found this refreshing drink. I zeroed in on it, since I had to finish up the watermelon. Nalini’s space has lots of mouthwatering recipes with beautiful pictures. I love her presentation. Even though my daughter rebelled for not eating the fruit as is, she was very happy to have this bright drink in the evening when she came back from school.



What you’ll need
  1. Watermelon pieces – 3 cups, deseeded and cubed
  2. Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
  3. Sugar – ¼ cup
  4. Water – ¼ cup
  5. Ice cubes – as required

Method
  1. Heat the sugar with ¼ cup of water on medium flame, till the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Blend the watermelon pieces.
  3. Add the lemon juice and sugar syrup mix well. Strain the juice.
  4. Pour into glasses, add ice cubes, and serve immediately.

Note:


Adjust sugar according to your taste. the amount mentioned was perfect for us.
Also increase or decrease the amount of lemon juice according to your taste.

39 comments:

Mythreyi said...

Pretty Color and Cute Umberellas, Lovely presentation...


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Yum! Yum! Yum!

Chef Mireille said...

looks so refreshing especially as we dying in a heatwave in NYC - it has been so hot past week!!!

Recipe world said...

Yummy n refreshing Lemonade..you can link it to my Event dear..

Cheers!
Vani

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Mélange said...

Nice read since I am a mamma too like that.Your drink is truly refreshing and tempting. Blog hopping is truly worth then.

Radhika said...

Wonderful presentation with those cute umbrellas kaveri.

Santosh Bangar said...

refreshing drink presentation is super

Priya said...

Omg, wat a super presentation, lovely lemonade looks super refreshing.

PT said...

cute lemonade.. perfect for summer..

Maayeka said...

Nice and so refreshing..cute clicks..

Shabbu said...

Refreshing drink..nice presentation..

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Meg's Delicious Adventures said...

refreshing drink and lovely presentation. love those cute little umbrellas.
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MAHIMA said...

Looks vv refreshing, super cool!

Recipe world said...

Thanks for linking it to my event Kaveri :)

Cheers!
Vani

Spice up the Curry said...

nicely decorated and refreshing drink

jeyashrisuresh said...

Super thirst quencher. nice color

Deeksha said...

Refreshing drink. Pretty color.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Nice colour. Very refreshing and cool.

Julie said...

Very refreshing delicious lemonade,yummy :-)

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halal foodie said...

looks very cute n refreshing

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious and refreshing colorful drink Kaveri


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kitchen queen said...

soothing and perfect combo for thirst quenching.

Hema said...

I make this a lot, the best way to finish up the fruit..

Jagruti said...

Yummy and refreshing drink..I have made dish from watermelon too and have to finish as well...thinking making this dish too..:-)

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Sumee said...

one of our fav summer drink.. THnx for linking up Kaveri

Vineetha said...

Lemonade looks super ..like the colour,small umbrellas, and the clicks too..can't blame ur daughter..all kids love junks :)

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Refreshing drink, lovely color & presentation

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Vidhya said...

What a lovely and refreshing drink.I am sure all the kids are like yours,they crave junk food once in a while and like yours mine too gets bored with fruits.And I find juicing a way to get her fruit intake without realizing.

R.Punitha said...

Hi Kaveri ,

I'm Punitha of www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in

New to your lovely space:))

Refreshing lemonade!!!!

Neat presentation Kaveri:))

At your free time do visit my blog..

Keep on Dear...

Jayanthi said...

Perfect drink for Summer heat looks awesome. Love your presentation.

Nagashree said...

Great looking thirst quencher. Beautiful presentation.

Sobha Shyam said...

so cool and refreshing drink, nice and cute clicks dear, pretty umbrellas :)

Priya Sreeram said...

classic combo kaveri- can imagine the refreshing flavours in this drink

Hooney Macarooney said...

How lovely! Such a refreshing drink

Roshni said...

Beautiful click Kaveri...

DivyaGCP said...

Refreshing drink and lovely presentation.

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Jayasri Ravi said...

Reading your worries about packing a healthy lunch reminded me, few days back my daughter (18 yrs ) was saying, that I used to give sliced raw veggies and a dip during summer time sometime as their snacks!!.., I couldn't even remember!!, I can understand your plight.., Lovely drink and beautiful clicks

Nupur said...

I wish there was Summer here :(

This looks so refreshing ..

anusha praveen said...

watermelon an all time addiction.. lemonade an all timer again so can i resist these when they come together?? Lovely pictures

Archana said...

Looks yum.

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