Watermelon

Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Updated: 8/2/18 A little sweet, a little tart, and definitely a cool and healthy treat!

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Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Servings:
2 Fruits
1 Dairy

Ingredients:
1 cup Watermelon, wedges
1 serving Plain, Non-Fat Yogurt
1/3 cup Blueberries (Can use Blackberries instead if desired)
1/4 cup Strawberries, sliced
Fresh Mint Leaves

Preparation:
Cut watermelon into wedges.  Top each wedge with plain, non-fat yogurt, strawberries, and blueberries.  Garnish each wedge with mint leaves.  Enjoy this healthy dessert!

5 Flavored Ice Cube Recipes

If you're looking to add some variety to your water, try these flavorful ice cubes!

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BerryIceCubes

1. Add a few berries – blackberries, blueberries, raspberries – to each cube in an ice cube tray, add water, and freeze.  This is a delicious addition to throw in your water bottle.

2. Fill an ice cube tray with fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice and freeze. Enjoy the tangy flavor as the ice melts!

3. Slice your favorite citrus fruits – oranges, lemons, limes – and add 1 slice to each cube in an ice cube tray. Add water to the tray and freeze.

4. Make “watermelon ice cubes” by slicing watermelon into small cubes or using a melon baller. Add 1 cube/ball to each cube in an ice cube tray and freeze.

5. Chop fresh mint leaves, add a few leaves to each cube in an ice cube tray, add water and freeze.

Watermelon Smoothie

Who doesn't want some more delicious watermelon in their life? Give our Watermelon Smoothie a try!🍉

Watermelon Smoothie

Servings:

1 Fruit
1 Dairy

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Ingredients:
1 serving Plain, Low-Fat Yogurt
1 serving Watermelon, seedless, chopped finely
Ice
Fresh Mint to garnish

Preparation:
In a blender, mix watermelon, yogurt, ice and puree until smooth.  Garnish with mint leaves.

Benefits of Watermelon

Watermelon may be a favorite Summer snack, but there's more benefits to this fruit than just a sweet flavor! Benefits of Watermelon

1. Watermelons are mostly water! Made up of over 90% water, snacking on this fruit will help you stay hydrated during the Summer heat.  The water and fiber content in this fruit will also help you feel full, without all the extra calories (one cup of watermelon contains only 46 calories!)

2. This naturally sweet fruit is an easy, healthy dessert for Summer picnics. Just slice and serve!  (Fun tip:  Use cookie cutters to cut watermelon into shapes for kids!)

3. Watermelons are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It’s a great source of Vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as potassium!

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Try a Watermelon Recipe!

Watermelon Popsicles

Servings: 2 Fruits

Ingredients: 1 serving Watermelon, seedless, chopped finely 1 serving Strawberries, chopped Fresh Lemon Juice

Preparation: In a blender, mix seedless watermelon, strawberries and fresh lemon juice.  Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.  Enjoy!

Grilled Watermelon and Pineapple Skewers

Servings: 2 Fruits

Ingredients: 1 serving Pineapple, cubed 1 serving Watermelon, cubed

Preparation: Alternate pineapple and watermelon cubes (3 of each) on skewers.  Grill all sides for about 30 seconds.