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Loosely based on a Korean watermelon and ginger beverage, this refreshingly sweet drink will maximize lycopene if you allow the whole fruit to ripen at room temperature instead of putting it in the fridge right after purchase. You can chill the punch (and any leftover melon) for up to two days without significantly reducing the amount of antioxidant in the fruit.

Jackie Mills, MS, RD
Recipe by Cooking Light July 2008

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

Yield:
6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Put 4 cups watermelon in a blender; process until smooth. Strain through a sieve into a pitcher; discard solids. Repeat procedure with remaining watermelon cubes. Combine lime juice, sugar, and ginger in a bowl; stir with a whisk until sugar dissolves. Add lime juice mixture and watermelon balls to watermelon mixture; stir in sparkling water just before serving. Serve over cracked ice, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

143 calories; calories from fat 3%; fat 0.3g; mono fat 0.1g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 36.8g; fiber 1.1g; iron 0.6mg; sodium 11mg; calcium 22mg.
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