Summery Watermelon Basil Drink

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Looks like we are finally going to get some sun for the rest of the week after countless days of rain. Yay! Currently, I’m recuperating from a wrist surgery that I had just yesterday, and it’s only uh, one day after the surgery, and I’m ready to tear the wrap off! Not only that, I’m feeling so restless and useless for not being able to do anything much. However, it’s all for the good of my wrist, so I’ll bear with it…since there’s pretty much nothing else I can do. :)

Here’s a sweet, refreshing watermelon drink that’s just perfect for a summer day. It has the added fragrance of sweet basil and lime that makes it just a little bit more special and delicious. Enjoy!

4 to 5 cups watermelon pulp and juice* or about 6 cups cubed watermelon
3 large sweet basil leaves or to taste, torn into small pieces
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 1 small lime)
A pinch of salt
1 tablespoon sugar or to taste (optional)

*Sometimes, I like to use a melon baller to scoop out the watermelon, just to be a little fancy. :) Often, there will be quite a bit of watermelon left near the rind. Not to be wasteful, I’ll scrap it off with the melon baller, and in the blender it goes.

Place all the ingredients in the blender. Cover and blend until smooth and thick. Serve cold.

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