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Watermelon Lemonade Indulgence for Your Memorial Day Barbecue


Last weekend was hot. I was sticky, and it was good. The sun beat down on my skin in warm, full rays, and on the table was a huge container of iced lemonade. Lemonade never tasted so good, crisp and clean, just the right amount of sweet-to-tart, and perfect for cooling off. This watermelon lemonade uses less sugar because of the added sweetness of the watermelon, making it doubly enjoyable.

Watermelon Lemonade

6 cups 1-inch cubes seedless watermelon (from about a 5-pound melon)
1 bottle (10-ounce) 365 Everyday Value® Organic Lemon Juice
6 cups water
3/4 cup cane sugar
Crushed ice
Mint sprigs, for garnish

Working in batches as necessary, purée watermelon and lemon juice in blender until smooth; transfer to a large container. Add water and sugar; stir until dissolved. Pour over ice in tall glasses, garnish with mint and thin slices of watermelon, if desired, and serve.

Looking for other Memorial Day ideas to cool off with? Whole Foods has you covered.

Escape to the tropics with one bite of their fat-free 365 Everyday Value Frozen Fruit Bars. Made with real fruit, these delicious bars come in an assortment of flavors: Caribbean, Lime, Mango, Strawberry and Coconut.

Or cool off with a homemade smoothie or frozen drink with the help of 365 Everyday Value organic frozen fruits—we offer Berry Blend, Mango Chunks and Sliced Peaches (just to name a few). EARTH University frozen bananas and pineapple are another tasty choice they’re ethically sourced and support a great cause, too! Profits from all EARTH University products help to fund student scholarships, as well as finance research and investment in sustainable agricultural production. The university recruits students from low-income, rural areas in more than 25 countries around the world, seeking out individuals who are committed to returning to and improving their home communities after graduation.

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