Monday, May 21, 2012

Watermelon Lime Frosty (or Margarita) and Guess What?

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A few days ago, I opened the latest edition of our local Steamboat Magazine and low and behold, there I was on page 40, in full color, in all my glory, complete with an article and recipes. I am completely giddy over this and trying to find a way to adjust to my new found fame.  Yeah, I can't even write that with the words crossed out and keep a straight face.


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It all started when Susan asked if she could write a small article about me and the blog for the Cuisine section of the magazine. Um, could she? I was extremely flattered that she would even think of me. Susan has followed my blog from close to the beginning and given me plenty of encouragement along the way. I've always appreciated that about her. The fact that anyone reads this blog is pretty cool to think about, let alone running into different people who tell you they tried this recipe or that, or liked what I had to say about such and such...it's surreal and awesome and I love that I can get to know people better and have a connection point with them through this space.

Susan is a great writer. She captured our time together and conversation so well and in such few words. The photography helped too, thanks to my friend Kel who was kind enough to take the shots. To read the article click here.

When selecting a recipe for the piece, I wanted something colorful, easy, accessible and fun. And, I'd say the Watermelon Lime Frosty fit the bill pretty well, huh? And let's just cut to the chase, the fact that it's easily transformed into a margarita is the real clincher. The secret in this one is the frozen banana because it makes the whole drink creamy and thick when added to the juicy watermelon. It works really well along with the lime juice and zest to create a perfect little summer treat. Adding tequila will dilute the "frostiness" quality making the drink thinner, but tequila does wonders to make you not care about such things, so you should be okay with it.

Watermelon Lime Frosty (or Margarita)
adapted from Happy, Healthy, Life
makes 2

3 cups watermelon, cubed and frozen
1 ripe banana, peeled and frozen
2 tablespoons agave nectar or maple syrup
Zest from 2 limes
Juice from 2 limes (about 4 tablespoons)
1/2 cup water


Blend all ingredients until smooth, adding more water as needed to keep the mixture moving. For margaritas: add 3-4 shots of silver tequila

Sometimes we add more watermelon than called for to thicken this up, or to make the drink appear more pink. This has to do with how juicy or bright your watermelon is to start with and the measurements provided in the recipe is a great place to start, but it's really easy to add watermelon for your own preferences.

23 comments:

  1. How exciting!! Congrats to you! I am totally pinning this yummy sounding and looking drink :)

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  2. Congrats, that's some awesome exposure!! Great recipe too :)

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  3. Krysta, that's so exciting! Congratulations to you! This frosty looks fantastic. We spent the weekend experimenting with making different kinds of margaritas. This is going to be the next one that I try for sure. Yum!

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  4. How many servings does this recipe make?

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  5. You are all sorts of famous! How exciting! That recipe looks amazing. Perfect summer night drink!

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  6. Could you use rum instead of tequila?

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  7. Candice- I like that idea even better!

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  8. Congrats on the magazine article! As a follow up to your "The fact that anyone reads this blog is pretty cool to think about".... I tried your potato leek soup two weeks ago to a very happy table! Thanks for continuing to post great healthy meals.

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  9. I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for letting me know!

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  10. My son make his Margaritas with Tanqueray Gin. This make them very smooth and the Gin is a citrus favor which adds to the margaritas. This one I will forward to him. Congrats and thanks for this one!!

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  11. Congratulations! Looks like a summer drink to serve forever!

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  12. These are so good! I made a batch with coconut rum. They were so YUMMY and refreshing!

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  13. Looks extremely yummie for a hot summer day!

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  14. looks great but I wonder how it would be without the banana?

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  15. MMM that looks delish!!! I found your site via Pinterest...so glad I clicked the link all the way through!

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  16. This looks so yummy! (I just found this through Pinterest.) I just followed you, looking forward to seeing your recipes! :)

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  17. The recipe looks delicious :) - also found through pinterest. I'm just wondering if I need to de-pip the watermelon?

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  18. Yes. I happened to use a seedless watermelon, so I didn't have this issue. Good luck! It's delicious!

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  19. I, too, just found this recipe on Pinterest(am seeing other things I want to try!). But, regarding the bananas here, any suggestions on a substitution for those? I know it can be made w/out, just wanted to pick your brain for a sub...
    Thanks. :)

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  20. really good looking! going to make them for my 16th birthday party great idea thanks for the recipe(:

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  21. Thanks for a great recipe. I pinned through Pinterest but came here to say Thank You. We enjoyed this yummy drink!

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  22. I've tried this before and it is so amazing, I absolutely love it on a hot day. I included it in my Australia Day post, as it's 43 degrees in Melbourne today!
    http://healthyindesign.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/australia-day-party-ideas.html

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