5 summer fresh ways to enjoy watermelon
Grilled watermelon with feta, a watermelon slushy cocktail and more summery recipes.
No food screams summer the way watermelon does.
The sweet, juicy, vibrant fruit is the perfect treat on a hot summer day. And aside from being delicious, watermelon is also a nutritious addition to your diet. Watermelon contains thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, choline, lycopene and betaine.
While it's deliciously satisfying biting right into the juicy flesh alone, here are five new and healthy ways to enjoy the fruit of the summer:
1. Drink It: Watermelon WaterOn a hot day, nothing quenches your thirst for something healthy quite like a cold-pressed juice. Now you can drink your watermelon with the newly launched WTRMLN WTR. WTRMLN WTR is rich in electrolytes – it contains six times the amount of your regular sports brand drink, and it has more potassium than a banana for hearth health and cramp prevention for your summer workouts.
2. Grill It: Grilled Watermelon With Feta
With grilling season at its peak, there's no reason why watermelon can't partake in the fun. Grilling watermelon cuts through some of the sweetness and offers a completely different flavor profile.
Cut the watermelon into half-inch triangle wedges, leaving the rind on the base. Place directly onto a medium-high heat grill for one to two minutes a side. Remove from grill, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and honey. Then top with crumbled feta, and season with dried oregano, sea salt & pepper.
3. Spike It: Watermelon Slushy Cocktail
It's BBQ season! And what better way to treat yourself and guests than a spiked fresh watermelon slushy? It'll be sure to be a party hit.
Recipe: Add 1 cup of frozen watermelon cubes into a blender with 1/3 cup WTRMLN WTR, juice of half a lemon and 1 ounce of vodka. Blend until slushy. Pour into a glass, and garnish with a small bunch of fresh mint.
4. Dip it: Watermelon Tomato Salsa
Step up your traditional salsa's game with a kick of watermelon. The sweetness of the watermelon fuses perfectly with the salty and spicy flavors of your typical tomato salsa, making for a perfect dip at your summer party.
1 cup watermelon, finely diced
6 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/2 large white onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and minced
Handful of fresh cilantro, leaves only
1 lime, juiced
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Add all ingredients into a large bowl, and mix well. Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.
5. Freeze it: Frozen Watermelon Pops
Swap out sugar! Watermelon alone has all the components necessary for a hydrating and refreshing ice pop.
Chop the flesh of half a watermelon into large chunks. Add to blender, and blend until smooth. Pour into Popsicle molds, and freeze overnight. Enjoy!
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