4 WATERMELON RECIPES FOR ANY TIME OF THE DAY
There's all sorts of fun ways to stay hydrated during the summer months. Watermelon water is probably one of the juiciest refreshing of them all. Watermelon has anti-inflammatory substances, vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C and high amounts of lypocane, an antioxidant that helps maintain a healthy heart. Watermelon is 92% water making this slightly sweet crunchy fruit perfect to quench your thirst and drinking it before a workout may ward off muscle aches.
As with most of our recipes, there is no science behind it. We are taking watermelon for a quick ride through our kitchen for some a quick way to turn this juicy fruit into a breakfast, snack or afternoon refresher.
WATERMELON ALOE/COCONUT WATER
Cut pieces of watermelon into chunks, put it in the blender and add raw aloe chunks and/or coconut water. Blend together and voila.
Aloe straight from the plant can be very pungent if not properly cleaned. Make sure to rinse until all the slime if off to avoid having a bitter
While our basic watermelon juice recipe is surely enough to satisfy, take this summer water to the next level by throwing in some mint leaves or fresh ginger into the blend!
Drink right away or store for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 60 days.
WATERMELON CHIA FRESCA
- 1 1/2 cups seedless watermelon cubes
- 1/3 cup of water
- 1 Lime
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Agave/Maple Syrup (optional)
In a blender, combine the watermelon and water and puree until smooth. Squeeze in the lemon juice. Sweeten with agave if not sweet enough or leave as is. Stir in chia seeds and let sit for about 5 minutes. The more it sits, the more gel-like the seeds become. Pour into a glass over ice.
CHUNKY WATERMELON CHIA PUDDING