Zucchini-Watermelon Lemonade

Lots of zucchini, lots and lots of zucchini… I love this time of the year!!  Earlier in the summer we had a watermelon that was a bit mushy.  Instead of throwing it to the deer out back, we blended it with lemons and made Watermelon Lemonade.  It became our new favorite summer thirst quencher.  Also great with limes, this drink uses the pureed fruit and NO added sugar for a great healthy alternative to other sweetened beverages.

Along came a zucchini (first I tried with a young yellow one) and into the VitaMix it fell.  No one was the wiser!  What a great way to get a few servings of veggies in a cold glass of juice!

There really isn’t a recipe, it can be a simple as chopped watermelon with the juice from a few lemons or limes.  Or step it up and add a few cups of chopped zucchini.  Other flavors that are wonderful in this drink creation are fresh ginger, blueberries or bananas.

My hubby and I are a little more daring so after I pour the kids’ drinks, I may throw in spinach, kale, chard or low-fat cottage cheese.  Summer is a great time to snack on what can be a “meal in a glass.”

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