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Watermelon Lemonade, Fun Ice, and Chili Pepper Magic

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HYDRATION! Watermelon is 92% water, making it great for hydration. It’s especially important during the hot summer months when watermelon is deliciously in season. 

Ideas and Inspiration 

Grace Young (aka @stirfryguru on IG) is an award-winning cookbook author, culinary historian and Chinatown activist. Named the “poet laureate of the wok” by food historian Betty Fussell, Grace has devoted her career to preserving the traditional iron wok and demystifying the ancient cooking utensil for use in contemporary kitchens. 

Since Covid and the decimation of Chinatowns across the US, Grace has evolved from a quiet, scholarly, food writer to an activist and a voice to help all of us #SupportChinatowns.

She documents the stories and the impact COVID-19, xenophobia, and decreased tourism and foot traffic has had on the Manhattan Chinatown community. Grace has brought attention to the community’s collective experiences of hardship, misfortune, perseverance, and fortitude.

She is a full-on #SHERO and I have the highest respect for her and her work. Make sure to give her a follow on IG and check out her website

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Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy. Please let me know what you think! WW points for this per serving is roughly 2 points per serving. Love it! 

Bon Appetit, Y’all 

xo VA

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Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade is a light and refreshing summer drink made with pureed watermelon and homemade lemonade. I add chili pepper to give it some kick -- and to help replace the alcohol!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: beverage, cocktails, mocktail
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: watermelon lemonade, zero proof mocktail
Servings: 12
Calories: 55kcal


  • 4 cups cubed Watermelon
  • 1/2 cup Simple syrup to taste (1/2 cup sugar + 1/2 cup water)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 cups water or to taste
  • 1/2 Red jalapeno seeded, to taste


  • Place everything in a blender. Puree. Enjoy!


Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg


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Virginia Willis

Georgia-born French-trained chef Virginia Willis has foraged for berries in the Alaskan wilderness, harvested capers in the shadow of a smoldering volcano in Sicily, and executed the food styling for a Super Bowl commercial seen by over 160 million people. Virginia is a Beard award-winning cookbook author, chef, content creator, and motivational speaker. She has lost 65# and kept it off for more than 3 years. Because of her own health journey, she is a cheerleader for others seeking to make lifestyle changes to feel healthier and happier. Her experience inspired her to launch “Good and Good for You” a lifestyle brand rooted in culinary that shares health and wellness content through digital channels; public speaking; and print media. Fans love her approachable spirit and friendly down-to-earth style. For more information visit

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