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
- Watermelon pieces – 3 cups, deseeded and cubed
- Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
- Sugar – ¼ cup
- Water – ¼ cup
- Ice cubes – as required
- Heat the sugar with ¼ cup of water on medium flame, till the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Blend the watermelon pieces.
- Add the lemon juice and sugar syrup mix well. Strain the juice.
- Pour into glasses, add ice cubes, and serve immediately.
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.