Refreshing Summer Sipper: Watermelon Sparkler

Posted On Jul 13, 2016 By Erin Kuh, MBA, RD

Refreshing Summer Sipper: Watermelon Sparkler

In my part of the world, summer means weeks of 100+ degrees, often by 8 or 9am. Staying hydrated with plain ol’ water, while effective, can get a little dull. If you get tired of the typical ways to dress up H2O with lemon and lime juice or using a water bottle flavor infuser packed with different combinations of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, but don’t want to slurp down a sugar calorie packed soda, sweet tea, or cold coffee concoction, try this healthier refreshing summer sipper. Water should still be your main source of fluid though. Refreshments like this, while healthier than other alternatives, should still be sipped on occasion as a treat.

Watermelon Sparkler

Servings: 4

Nutrition per serving (using 100% apple juice):
Calories 31Fat 0 gSodium 2 mgSugars 7 gProtein 0.5 g

Close up of Watermelon Sparkler

Ingredients

  • 2 cups watermelon
  • 1/4 cup 100% juice of your choice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • About 16–20 oz Sparkling water

Directions

  1. Blend watermelon chunks with juice and water.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup into a glass and fill remaining glass with sparkling water.

Tips: Use other melons like honeydew or cantaloupe in place of watermelon. Additional liquid may be needed for desired consistency. Try adding fresh squeezed lime or a sprig of mint for a different flavor.


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