When the temperatures top 95 degrees is when I most want to stop at the Twistee Treat and gobble down ice cream in the name of cooling down on a hot day. That is not an option for me today so I have been occasionally drinking a can of Fresca. I like the grapefruit flavor - not too tart and it is sugar free. Funny thing about grapefruit - I like the fresh fruit but hate it as a juice.
I don't really want to drink diet soda so I came up with an alternative. Something cold and refreshing, mostly natural and full of flavor. It even has fiber.
8oz seedless watermelon, diced
2 oz mango or pineapple
2 tablespoons key lime juice (fresh or bottled)
non-sugar sweetener of your choice - from Splenda to stevia leaves
5-6 ice cubes
Put it all in a blender (I use a wand) and blend until it is like a smoothie. Drink it fast or serve it over more ice cubes because it melts quickly.
When I tasted it I realized it tasted just like a grapefruit smoothie. Made as above, it is a refreshing serving of fruit that will squelch the summer doldrums. I have also made this adding a scoop of unsweetened whey protein and 1/4 cup of almond milk, turning it into a protein drink.