We’ve mentioned before how we’re wild about watermelon and the hydration benefits that come with this delish fruit. We also like that it’s a low-fat, cholesterol-free summer treat. But it’s much more than a pretty pink (and green) face. In fact, this fruit is a source of vitamin C, Thiamine, vitamin A, vitamin B6, the antioxidant lycopene, and citrulline ( an amino acid that plays a role in helping the body heal its wounds).
While it’s a great snack in its pure form, sometimes it’s nice to spruce it up a bit, especially if it’s in competition with other summer treats (like ice cream, or popsicles). That’s why we love the recipes that the National Watermelon Promotion Board is sharing, making this fruit even more mouthwatering than ever.
Rather than dish out a classic sundae, try out a Watermelon Banana Split. Take that ice-cream scoop, and dole out three scoops of watermelon to start. Add your banana slices, then top with fresh fruit (and maybe a sweet sauce such as maple syrup or caramel) and voila! I’m excited to try this one with my toddler.
For adults, we liked the Snow Capped Watermelon Mountains, a classy dessert idea that is a simple, elegant ending to an evening barbeque. Using a flat dish, cut out 3 to 4 inch watermelon ‘pyramids’ (aka mountains) and place on a platter. Add a dollop of whipped cream on the top, a sprinkle of icing sugar around the edges, some white chocolate and shredded coconut and you’re done.
That’s what we call healthy, heavenly hydration. What are your favourite watermelon recipes?