Juicing can really be fun… Cool Watermelon Punch

There really is so much you can do with a juicer. We had dinner guests over last night and I thought what better time to make a “cocktail” juice for us. We made chicken thighs on the grill basted in my Pa’s secret chicken sauce, along with corn on the cob and steamed baby red potatoes. It turned out great and we all were left with fully bellies. πŸ™‚ Successful.

Anyway, back to the juice cocktail. I found a recipe called Cool Watermelon Punch from my Juicing for Dummies book.

My parents gave us a organic watermelon and figured what a great way to use it.

Cool Watermelon Punch

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The Cast for the evening:

  • 1 watermelon- trim the rind off and cut in quarters so they fit in the food shoot
  • 3 Β peeled red grapefruits
  • 3 peeled oranges
  • 2 peeled papayas
  • 1 peeled lime
  • 4 cups ice cubs
  • I added a few shots of rum

This would taste good with rum or vodka, I could have added more rum I think. πŸ™‚

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All the beautiful fruit in the bowl. We had one bad papaya so I only used one, which was fine and it still tasted great.

It made a few glasses for four people.

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Our finished product. πŸ™‚

It was delicious, we had a great evening with our friends. The food was yummy, the company was priceless and the laughter was overflowing. Nights like last make you stop and think about how lucky we are to have great friendships, a roof over our head and food in our bellies.

We are so thankful and very blessed.

We took Arie to the dog park this morning for the first time and he was so well-behaved-for the most part. πŸ™‚ We came home and sat on the patio and just enjoyed the weather and playing ball with Arie. Then we discussed our “juicing” budget and what is going to be the most cost effective because in all reality juicing is not cheap. We have chatted with a few people about getting a Costco membership. We went to Costco this afternoon to check it out, there was so much to look at and it was a bit overwhelming, we didn’t look at everything I am sure. I didn’t see a lot of gluten free products; however, when I got home I started googling and found a bunch of stuff. So we will go back and check it out; then we will make a decision from there.

I go tomorrow at 1:30pm to find out my diagnosis with the rehumatologist. I am hopeful and positive but obviously a little nervous.

Happy Sunday Evening.

Blondie!

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