The Watermelon Ways

 

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Watermelon is one of my absolute FAVORITE foods. It is delicious, beautiful, and you can do some many different things with it. It is especially refreshing in the summer… which works out good because thats when it’s actually in season. 

Besides tasting great and being low in calories because watermelon is mostly water, Vitamin C, which a major antioxidant, is very prevalent in watermelon. It also has a high beta carotene concentration,containing a good amount of vitamin A as well. Beta Carotene in conjunction with vitamin a helps with eye sight too!

Watermelon also contains vitamin B, especially B1 (thiamine) and B6 (pyridoxine). Thiamine is important for maintaining electrolytes, especially when you are exercising. Pyridoxine is essential for converting food into energy.

The meat or pulp of watermelons is usually pink or red. The color indicates lycopene, an antioxidant praised for its ability to greatly minimize cancer risks.

So, not only is it delicious, it’s good for you as well! Check out below and see some different ideas of how to eat your watermelon in a couple different ways…

Watermelon Slush Smoothie

  • 1 cup watermelon
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 sliced cucumber

Place in blender and enjoy a refreshing smoothie!

Frozen Watermelon Feta Bites

  • Cube watermelon and feta, freeze overnight
  • Place toothpick into watermelon and feta bites

Eat and enjoy!

This next one is my absolute favorite… PLAIN WATERMELON.

Eat it in anyway that you think will be delicious…. because it probably will be. 

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