Looking for ways to stay hydrated this summer? Watermelon is a refreshing way to whet your whistle. One cup of diced watermelon is about 92% water! No wonder it has the word water in its name. Since our bodies are made up of over two-thirds water, it’s a wonderful way to help meet daily fluid needs.
Watermelon is low in calories, providing only about 40 calories per cup. It is an excellent source of vitamin C and lycopene, both important antioxidants that help protect against cell damage and fight against diseases such as cancer and heart disease. It provides vitamin A, vitamin B6, potassium and fiber, and is low in fat and sodium.
Watermelon is great to eat fresh by itself at room temperature or chilled, or added to salads and smoothies.
This juicy watermelon cooler is a healthy, nutritious and delicious treat!
1 cup crushed ice
1 cup seedless watermelon cubes
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Blend all ingredients in blender. Pour into 2 cups and garnish with a fresh squeezed lime wedge.
For a unique and delicious salad, combine watermelon, fresh basil leaves, feta cheese and red onion. Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil and fresh lemon or lime juice.
Simple. Easy. Delicious.
For more information and recipes, visit www.watermelon.org.