the one with Sparkling Watermelon Spritzer

the one with Sparkling Watermelon Spritzer

On Tuesday, I talked about how Nina came down to Florida to spend a little time with Iron Man and I. By a little time, I mean a 8 whole days. It was a magical, blogger heaven. I was so sad when she left Tuesday.  I hope you enjoyed all of the braids we came up with Tuesday, and today we’ve got another collab to be excited about.

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Since her trip down was so close to the 4th, we decided to make some inspired recipes to celebrate the birth of our great country. We decided while she was down here that we would all – me, Nina, and Iron Man – would eat as close to Paleo as we could. Nina is using food as medicine, Iron Man wants to stay as healthy and wonderful as he already is, and I would like to lose some alot of weight and get back to my former health. So along with some delicious grilled shrimp and veggies, we created 2 Paleo 4th of July recipes. I created Sparkling Watermelon Spritzer and Nina created Healthy Firecracker Melon Pops. Be sure to head over to her blog for the recipe. The Healthy Firecracker Melon Pops were the perfect dessert to our meal.

spritzer1The Sparkling Watermelon Spritzer that I made is incredibly refreshing and easy to make. All the ingredients are right on with even the strictest of Paleo-ers except for the Moscato. Wine is the most paleo of all alcohol from my personal research and many others I’ve read (don’t hold me to that), but no alcohol is really paleo. Sorry craft beer drinkers! So if you want to be even healthier or just don’t drink, then leave out the moscato! We did try it as Nina prefered a mocktail, and it was just as delicious. If you’re not on Paleo and just want to be healthy – I’d put in some Tequila 🙂 My sister is cracking up right now.

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Food seems to be such a big part of everyone’s 4th of July celebrations, as it should be. What are your plans? Trying any new recipes like Nina and I.

the one with Sparkling Watermelon Spritzer

Ingredients

  • 1 small seedless watermelon
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 cups Moscato - more or less if you'd like
  • ice - optional
  • splash of orange - to taste

Instructions

  1. 1. Place chopped watermelon in blender and puree until smooth. Strain it if necessary to remove excess seeds and chunks.
  2. 2. Place watermelon juice, water, lime juice, Moscato into blender and blend 30 seconds or until fully combined. Taste and add orange juice if desired.
  3. 3. Serve over ice.
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