No food screams summer like watermelon! The sweet, juicy, vibrant fruit is the perfect treat on a hot summer day. As much as it is delicious, watermelon is definitely 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 5 new and healthy ways to enjoy the fruit of the summer!
1. 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. Ingredients: • 1 cup Watermelon, finely diced • 6 Roma Tomatoes, seeded and diced • ½ 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 Tbs extra virgin olive oil • Sea salt & pepper to taste Directions: 1. Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. 2. Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.
2. Spike It: Weekend Watermelon Cocktail
Its BBQ season! What better way to treat yourself and guests than a spiked fresh watermelon slushy with lots of electrolytes for your time in the sunshien. It’ll be sure to be a party hit! Directions: 1. Add one cup of frozen watermelon cubes into a blender with 1/3 cup WTRMLN WTR, juice of half a lemon, 1 scoop of Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator and 1oz of vodka. 2. Blend until slushy. 3. Pour into a glass and garnish with a small bunch of fresh mint.
3. 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. Directions: 1. Cut the watermelon into 1- 11/2inch triangle wedges, leaving the rind on the base. 2. Place directly onto a medium-high heat grill for one-two minutes a side. 3. Remove from grill, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and honey. 4. Then top with crumbled feta and season with dried oregano, sea salt & pepper.
4. 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.
5. Drink It: Watermelon Water
On 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, which is rich in electrolytes – 6 times the amount of your regular sports brand drink- making it essential for summer hydration. What’s more, WTRMLN WTR also has more potassium than a banana for hearth health and cramp prevention for your summer workouts. Enjoy!
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