Refreshing Watermelon Recipes

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Watermelon Z-Tips from Green Goddess

Fourth of July is a few days away and because it happens to extend the weekend, I am sure many of us will attend fun BBQ parties. One of my favorite summer foods is Watermelon! What’s not to love? It is hydrating, it is sweet and it is yummy. What’s not to love? But plain watermelon slices can get boring. With that in mind, I want to share some new ideas for this annual celebration.

Some fun facts and tips on watermelons:

High in bloat-reducing potassium

Low in calories – 1 cup is only 46 calories

Good source of lycopene – helps with heart health and cancer prevention

Fastest-moving food – great for internal body cleansing

Watermelon Skewers

  • 1 container of organic feta cheese or plant-based mozzarella block, cubed
  • 4 cups of watermelon, cubed
  • 1 cup of fresh basil leaves
  • Bottle of balsamic vinegar reduction
  • A container of BBQ skewers

Put alternating cubes of watermelon and cheese on the skewers, placing basil leaves in between. Drizzle with balsamic reduction and serve on a big platter.

Watermelon Juice

  • 1 Watermelon
  • 1 Honeydew
  • 2 Cucumbers
  • 1 Lime

Juice watermelon, honeydew and cucumbers through a juicer. Squeeze lime by hand. Serve on the rocks for a refreshing beverage.

Red-White-Blue Salad

  • ½ watermelon
  • 1 honeydew
  • 1 cup blueberries

Use a melon scooper or a metal teaspoon to scoop out the meat of the melon into ball shapes. For a video demo, check out this eHow.com video.