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

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups seedless watermelon cubes
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Agave/Maple Syrup (optional)

Directions:

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

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of Watermelon
  • 1/3 cup of chia
  • Toppings of Choice

Instructions:

We really enjoy the texture of leaving in some watermelon pieces in so instead of blending the cup of watermelon, smash the pieces with a fork but leave some small chunks behind. It should more juice than chunks so that the chia can grow consistently.

Stir in the chia seeds, cover and shake really well to distribute evenly. Leave in the fridge overnight or atleast 3 - 4 hours to let the chia grow. Top with favorite toppings and enjoy! 

 WATERMELON PIZZA

Ingredients:

  • 1" thick Watermelon Sliced Whole
  • 1/3 cup of Organic Plain Greek Yogurt

Garnishes:

  • Honey
  • coconut flakes
  • Strawberries
  • Chia Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds

Or any toppings of choice

Instructions: 

Spread 1/3 cup yogurt over watermelon.  Top with strawberries, coconut flakes, berries, chia and pumpkin seeds. Drizzle honey over pizza. Cut Into Slices and serve.