4 Different ways to enjoy WATERMELON

If you love watermelon, then let the festivities begin! Here are four incredible recipes for you to try this summer.

Keto/Banting: Fortunately watermelon is relatively low in carbs, and can be eaten moderately on the Keto/Banting diet.

Low GI : Watermelon has a high GI, but a serving of watermelon has so little carbs that its glycemic load is only 5. Therefor you can have it in moderation.

Mediterranean diet: You can have watermelon in moderation.

1. Strawberry chia watermelon smoothie

Serving size

Serves 2

  • 1 ½ cups fresh watermelon (cubed, seeds removed)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ medium ripe banana (previously peeled / chopped and frozen)
  • ½ – ¾ cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 1 medium lime (juiced / 1 lemon yields ~30 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon chia or hemp seeds (optional)
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth, adding more almond milk to thin, or more frozen strawberries or ice to thicken.
  2. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more lime for acidity, banana for sweetness, or watermelon for a more intense watermelon flavor.
  3. Serve topped with additional chia seeds to mock watermelon seeds! Best when fresh, though leftovers keep covered in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

This recipe is from the Minimalist Baker blog.

2. Chilli lime watermelon salad

Serving size

Serves 2

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 lime, zest grated and juiced
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
  1. Place the cubed watermelon in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the pinch of salt and the chili powder (using more if you wish!). Toss well. Squeeze on the lime juice and top with the lime zest.
  2. Add the crumbled feta cheese and coriander (cilantro). Serve immediately!

This recipe is from the How Sweet eats blog.

3. Watermelon margarita

Serving size

Serves 5

  1. Blend watermelon chunks, and strain through a sieve to get pure juice
  2. In a large pitcher, combine the watermelon juice, agave nectar, and water, and gently muddle.
  3. Add the fresh lime/lemon juice and tequila.
  4. Top with ice and give it a stir to incorporate the ingredients.
  5. Serve.
  6. Garnish with a lime/lemon wheel or a watermelon chunk.

This recipe is from the EatThis, NotThat! blog.

4. Watermelon and kiwi pops

Serving size

Serves 16 (dependent on popsicle mold)

  • 5 cups watermelon, pureed (about half of one large watermelon)
  • 5 medium kiwi, peeled and sliced
  1. Place all watermelon in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Place kiwi slice in mold and fill popsicle wells with watermelon juice.
  3. Continue layering like that until wells are full.
  4. Insert popsicle stick and let freeze until solid.
  • If your watermelon is not at its peak and lacking some sweetness, add 1 tablespoon of agave syrup at a time to the mixture until preferred sweetness is reached.
  • The amount of popsicles this recipe yields will vary on the mold used. The mold used in the photo yields sixteen 90ml popsicles.
  • If your popsicle mold does not have a top, cover the top with foil and outline each well with your fingers. Cut a tiny slit in the middle of each well and insert popsicle stick.

This recipe is from the Real Food by Dad blog.

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