Watermelon Lime “Fresca”

watermelon lime fresca


Play dates, diapers, giggles, tickle time, making meals, laundry, avoiding disasters, a mommy bootcamp here and there, more play time: my days are filled to the brim and seem to be flying by lately.  Ventures like this blog are slowly slipping between my fingers, yet I feel as though my life is shaping into what it was always meant to be.    As a stay-at-home-mom my main job is to be with Knox, like really be with him; not just physically, but mentally.  To be present and mindful with him as much as possible during the days, teaching him life lessons and new skills, and making memories in every activity we do.   The other day we took a trip to the park and as I watched him splash around in the kiddie wading pool, a huge grin over his cute little face with a loud screech every now and then, I realized this was exactly where I was meant to be.  I grew up with a mother who worked from home yet I still don’t remember any “real” time spent together.  This is something I promised myself my children would never feel.   A part of me feels guilty and sad that this blog has been pushed to the back burner, however, in a world that is so chaotic right now, spending time with my family, especially Knox, seems to be all that matters.


Watermelon Lime Fresca

watermelon lime fresca

watermelon lime fresca

As the son of a holistic nutritionist, Knox is always testing my concoctions…and he never seems to mind!  This was one of them: a refreshing watermelon, grapefruit, lime-ade with chia seeds.  I diluted his a bit with water, but non-the-less, he grabbed the sippy cup in his chubby little hands and sucked it back! I know these days at this age won’t last forever, so I’m soaking in every moment that I can, and quick recipes like this make it so much easier!  

Happy Summer everyone! 







Watermelon Lime “Fresca”

Serves 2



2 cups watermelon juice or a combination of watermelon and grapefruit

2 Tablespoon fresh lime juice

½-3/4  Tablespoon honey (optional)

2 1/2  Tablespoons of chia seeds



Place all ingredients in a large jar with a tight fitting lid and shake vigorously until combined.  Pour and enjoy 🙂

  • Brooke @ Chocolate + Marrow - I’m seriously so taken aback by these photos, Anise! The styling, the colors, it’s all so perfectly summery.

    And I love so much what you say about spending time with Knox. Blogs and work and emails will always be around. But the moments you’re spending — mindfully, not just physically — with your babe will be the ones you look back on and cherish. I’ve continued blogging regularly since you and I met and I promise, even with big ups and big downs professionally, the moments I remember the most and the ones I’d relive again and again have only to do with my husband, my dog, my mom, and my friends…no work at all.

    I have a (probably dense) question about the recipe for you, too, as I’d love to make this! Do you buy watermelon juice at the store? Or juice it somehow? Would love your help with that…xoxo, your juicing novice fellow blogger friend 😉ReplyCancel

    • Love & Garnish - AGH! Brooke! Can’t believe I missed this comment…I seriously have a huge problem with my comments on this blog!! Since there is so much water content in watermelon, you can just blend the fruit in a blender then put through a cheese cloth or small sieve. OR of course you can just juice in a juicer 🙂ReplyCancel

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