I'm going to tell you something weird about me, and you have to promise not to laugh. It's about watermelon. See? Weird. I bet you're laughing already.
But anyway, I've always had this weird preference when it comes to that red fruit. In fact, I have lots of weird fruit habits, but now is not the time for all of that (If there's ever a recipe with grapes though, I'm sure you will hear more). Basically, my favorite part of watermelon is the white part that's right next to the rind. I know, I know, I'm a weirdo. (Look at the bowl in that picture below. Those pieces with the rim of white = my absolute favorite)
The thing is, watermelon is just so much better when it's partly white. When you eat that bright red stuff right in the middle it has seeds and is mealy, but when you eat the watermelon near the rind it's all crisp and crunchy and almost like flavored water that you can chew.
Does that make any sense at all? It does to me, but I'm not so sure about you. Whatever, I like what I like.
Just thought I'd share that fun fact with you. Now you know I'm crazy and like the white part of watermelon more than the red.
Moving on to today's recipe...
I'm not sure I can really call it a recipe. It's more like a 3 minute I'm-so-thirsty-I'm-gonna-die drink. Made with only two ingredients (you read that right, TWO), this beautiful juice is simply the best way to cool down on a summer day, while still being healthy, of course. I call it Watermelon Juice, and it's totally delicious, whether you use the white part of the watermelon or not.
- 1 1/2 cups watermelon, cut into cubes
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
Place watermelon and lime juice in a blender. Blend until a thin juice forms. You will not have to add any extra liquid. Pour into glasses and serve. Recipe makes one large serving, or two smaller ones. To make a larger amount at one time, you can easily double, or even triple, the recipe.
I bet everyone will be jealous of you and your fancy shmancy Watermelon Juice. You just watch.