Considering most of the time I bring my groceries home on my back and in my sore hands, it is very rare that I get to indulge in purchasing watermelon. There is nothing more refreshing than attacking a juicy piece of watermelon on a hot summer’s day. Sadly, this watermelon had zero flavour! Instead of just dumping it into my compost bin I hacked away at it with my knife and put it in the food processor:
See how full my food processor is? Yeah, well, don’t do this, LOL. This is WAY too full! Chopping up the watermelon was messy enough, this took the word “mess” to a whole new level. Do it in small batches.
I strained the pulp and was left with watermelon juice which was quite lovely! I had a lot of it so I froze some of the juice in ice cube containers. If you are going to drink this juice, make sure to do it very soon because the liquid will separate. It still was not a strong flavour but was a happy and refreshing addition to my smoothie:
This is a strawberry, pineapple and watermelon smoothie. I just put in about a quarter cup of each of those ingredients (watermelon juice, not solids) and added some yogurt, vanilla and honey. Lovely!
So the watermelon did not go to waste after all!
If you have any other ideas on what to do with a flavourless watermelon, I would love to hear them!
A drizzle of coconut rum or Grand Marnier perks up blah fruit.
Mmmm. Watermelon is my favorite fruit! In my family we sometimes put salt on our watermelon. I haven’t done that myself in a few years, but I guess it brings out some flavor.
The smoothie looks absolutely scrumptious. Watermelon pops are delicious as well! :] And of course, if you’re lucky to find an extremely sweet watermelon, eating it plain is just as delicious and cooling.
Looks very refreshing
We had a watermelon drink over at friends’ once… I’ll have to see if I can find the recipe they used – it was really good!