Recipe-Coconut Watermelon Basil Lemonade

 

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I am so excited to be partnering with *Harmless Harvest to bring you a few new recipes to try using their delicious raw coconut water! If you are looking for a new coconut water to try then you must taste this one. What’s so special about their coconut water is that it is completely raw and pure. That means: NOTHING ADDED – NEVER HEATED! 

They use unique coconuts from small organic agroforestry farms, then use a cutting-edge, heatless, high-pressure process for food safety and extended shelf life in your fridge. The result is the outstanding flavor and nutrition of raw and organic without the need for unnatural and harmful additives. -from the Harmless Harvest website.

If you are looking for straight from the coconut taste in a convenient bottle you’ve got to give this coconut water a try. You won’t be disappointed. The flavor is really outstanding! Best of all I love that it’s organic!

The recipe I created here is a healthy refreshing drink perfect for those warm Summer days. This drink is reminiscent of what I grew up drinking at the mexican restaurants we used to frequent, except this one has a healthier twist. No sugar, no preservatives, and instead of using water I used raw coconut water. This recipe has nothing but pure organic ingredients. Something you can feel good about giving your kids. I wanted to take advantage of the yummy watermelons that are in season so I used that as my main base. Hope you enjoy!

And please look out for more recipes using Harmless Harvest coconut water. To learn more about Harmless Harvest click here.

 

Ingredients:

3 Cups Seedless Watermelon-Cubed (Which came to half a mini watermelon for me)

8oz Harmless Harvest Raw Coconut Water (They sell some at your local Wholefoods market. Click here to search where to find some near you)

1/3 cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice (about 1 extra large lemon)

1 Fresh Basil Leaf  for steeping (I finely sliced mine into long shreds)

Optional: Extra 1/2 Fresh Basil Leaf (finely shred and chopped to add to finished product)

Directions:

Add the first 3 ingredients to blender (watermelon, coconut water & lemon juice). Once blended add the shredded basil. Steep for 1-2 minutes. Then strain the watermelon juice using a strainer or nut milk bag into a large mason jar or other large cup. Once strained add your finely chopped basil to the cup. If you’d rather have the drink fully strained don’t add the extra basil. It will still taste good.

Yields: 2-3 Servings

Tips: 

I like sticking my watermelon in the refrigerator to make it cold. But you don’t have to. You can just add some ice to your glass to make it cold.

If you like your drink with some pulp you don’t have to strain it!

This would be a wonderful drink for a summer party. You can just use larger portions to create a tasty drink for your guests.

If you don’t have basil on hand you can also use mint.

 

What is your favorite Summer Drink Recipe?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Tiffany August 6, 2013 at 8:56 pm

this just made my mouth water…can’t wait to try it!

Springwater Christensen August 6, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Thanks for the great recipe!

Josefa August 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Thanks! I am hoping you love it as much as I do! 🙂

Maria August 6, 2013 at 11:29 pm

This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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