This Month’s Super Food: Refreshing Watermelon!
Made up of about 92% water, watermelons are a surprisingly rich nutritional source. They are a great source of hydration, are very low-calorie, and manage to pack impressive levels of vitamins A, B6, and C as well as lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. Lycopene, a phytonutrient, has been positively associated with heart and bone health as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Best of all, they’re darn refreshing and delicious. For delicious proof, check out the recipe below.
2 cups fresh watermelon juice (buy bottled or simply make your own by blending chunks of watermelon in a food processor or blender until smooth)
1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled
1 cup ice
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 Tablespoon honey
Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into four glasses and serve.
Once blended, pour into paper cups or popsicle molds. Freeze until firm.
(Recipe courtesy of Southern Living)LATEST POSTS