Watermelon Refresher 4.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Local Living Jul 10, 2018

July is National Watermelon Month, probably because watermelon is so cooling to the body in the month’s hot temperatures. The fruit is 92 percent water, so this drink is incredibly hydrating.

The natural sugar in watermelon provides energy, and the fiber keeps that energy from hitting the blood system too quickly. This sports drink provides magnesium, potassium, calcium, lots of antioxidants, and vitamins C and A.

Make Ahead: This refresher can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.


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Tested size: 4 servings; makes about 4 cups

  • 2 cups seedless or seeded, cubed watermelon (no rind)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small lime, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 large mint leaf (optional)
  • Ice


Combine the watermelon, water, lime, salt and mint, if using, in a blender. Seal and blend until smooth and well incorporated.

Serve chilled, or over ice in a glass.

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Recipe Source

From Casey Seidenberg, nutrition consultant and co-founder of Nourish Schools.

Tested by Anne Midgette.

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