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Considering Adding Watermelon in Your Diet?

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Here are 10 Ways to Enjoy Watermelon:

  1. Juice it – at 92% water, watermelon juice is a perfect way to hydrate. scoop chunks of seedless watermelon flesh into a blender. Blend until it is totally pulverized, no more than a minute. Squeeze the juice of one small lime into the blender to taste and blend for a few seconds. If your watermelon is notably pulpy, pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher. If not, you can pour it directly into glasses filled with ice.
  2. Make Watermelon Lollipops – insert popsicle sticks into the watermelon rind for a fun take on watermelon slices. Pops can also be frozen for a chilly, refreshing treat.
  3. Make Watermelon Sherbet – cut 3 cups of seedless watermelon cubes and freeze solid. Using a food processor and working in batches, add ½ cup of vanilla yogurt. Process until mixture becomes smooth and creamy. Serve immediately for a frozen yogurt/soft serve consistency. For a firmer consistency, freeze for 1 to 2 hours. This makes about 3 cups or 6 – ½ cup servings.
  4. Use in Smoothies – add watermelon cubes, Greek yogurt, strawberries, and a banana for a delicious watermelon smoothie.
  5. Grill it – place watermelon wedges on a preheated grill and cook about 2 minutes per side, until caramelized. Enjoy as is or drizzle with garlic chili sauce for a Thai flair. Serve as a side with ribs, chicken or shrimp.
  6. Make a Salad – mix salad greens, cubed watermelon, sliced onion and a bit of feta cheese in a bowl. Just before serving, toss salad mixture lightly with extra virgin olive oil, to taste.
  7. Kebab It – thread cubes of melon and other favorite fruit on skewers. Serve with a yogurt dip.
  8. Make a Salsa – mix melon with finely chopped red onion, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice for a fresh salsa that pairs well with seafood. See Event-Featured Recipe.
  9. Make an Appetizer – skewer a cube of watermelon, a basil leaf, a piece of feta cheese and another cube of watermelon on a decorative toothpick. Place Watermelon Feta Bites on balsamic drizzled serving dish.
  10. Make Pizza – slice a large round from a watermelon. Lay the watermelon round on a cutting board and top with banana slices, blueberries, coconut flakes and mint. Cut into wedges and enjoy this quick, healthy and fun snack.

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