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Watermelon... oh how I love watermelon! I look forward to this wonderful fruit every summer. Not only is this fruit tasty and refreshing, but it is so good for you! Check out these
fun, food facts about watermelon:
- only 46 calories per cup, balled
- high in potassium
- high in vitamins A and C
- the high content of water makes watermelon a great snack option for weight loss
- a wonderful thirst quencher on a hot summer day
- low in sodium
- low in saturated fat
When choosing a watermelon look for :
- dark green color
- heavy weight for the size of melon
- look for the "ground spot"
- the bottom of the watermelon should have a yellow, creamy spot indicating it sat on the ground while soaking up all the vitamins from the nice, warm sun
Need watermelon recipes, here is a few of my favorites...
What are you doing with your watermelon this summer?
Recipe inspired from: Frosted Bake Shop
Post by: Christian, Audra’s daughter
Now that it is summer, and I am free from homework, I am going to share with you recipes I love and try. I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest especially my board,
things to cook
I recently pinned a recipe similar to this one and I was very inspired to make this wonderful drink. Today I am sharing a recipe for Watermelon Lemonade. This drink is absolutely tasty, it has the zing of the lemon and the sweetness of the watermelon that come together in a marriage of refreshing flavor. Need I say more, now on to the recipe.
1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice ( 6 to 8 large lemons)
3/4 to 1 cup sugar (depends on how sweet the watermelon is)
6 cups of water
7 cups of cubed or balled watermelon
Place ingredients in the blender and blend until the drink is perfectly mixed together. Serve and enjoy the cool, refreshing taste of Watermelon Lemonade.
I recommend freezing the cubed watermelon for at least an hour just to make the drink cold and give it a little bit of a slushy texture.
It is impossible to fit all the ingredients at once in a blender, so I halved the recipe and blended the halves one at a time. I served this in a gallon sized pitcher.
This recipe serves 8-10 people.
Enjoy this drink at your next outdoor gathering!