As a plant-based foodie and lover of all types of vegetation, it’s hard to contain my excitement when spring rolls around and fresh, local produce appears in the markets. After making everything I can with peas and asparagus, I move on to those beautiful stalks of rhubarb, which are impossible for me to resist.
Last year I made a sparkling strawberry rhubarb lemonade, which was so refreshing that I will definitely be making it again this year. You should try it if you haven’t, and add some tequila if you’ve had a rough day! 😉
I don’t use my juicer as often as I should. It has several parts that require cleaning, and frankly, sometimes I’m just too lazy to pull it out, assemble it, wash and cut my produce, juice, then immediately take apart and clean the juicer.
But every time I juice, I’m so glad I did!
My go-to juice is green lemonade, which is perfect for giving my immune system a little boost when I feel it’s needed. Other times, however, I just want a fun refreshment to drink on our back patio while Abby plays in the backyard.
The sweetness of the watermelon, the tang of the rhubarb, and the sourness of the lime make this watermelon rhubarb limeade the perfect drink for a warm spring day! If your watermelon is sweet enough, you don’t even need to add any sweetener — I didn’t!
My plan for Abby to play while I sipped my drink didn’t quite work. Abby saw this pretty pink limeade and pointed, yelling, “EAT! EAT!” So of course I had to share it with her while trying to teach her the word “drink.”
Fortunately, this recipe makes enough for three or four large servings!
- Roughly 2 lb watermelon chunks
- 2-3 large stalks rhubarb
- 3-4 limes, peel removed
- Sweetener of choice, optional
- Juice watermelon, rhubarb, and limes together.
- Taste and add sweetener if needed.
- Pour over ice, serve with a lime wedge or fresh mint sprigs, and enjoy!
Take advantage of the fresh rhubarb in stores and markets, because it won’t be there very long! Try it in this watermelon rhubarb limeade, my sparkling strawberry rhubarb lemonade, or in a pie or tart!