Loving the BITE: Blended Watermelon

I’m filling in for Kelli one more week as she recovers and spends some good quality time with that new baby of hers.  She’ll be back again next week and is sure to be full of some great Loving the BITE posts in the weeks to come.  But for this week, it’s my turn again.

This week’s Loving the BITE is a super simple one….but oh so tasty and refreshing.  If it’s hot over there like it is over here, you’re going to love to chill out with one of these.

Blended Watermelon Drink

My Wife and I first came across this amazing drink while in Grenada last year.  We absolutely loved it and knew that it would be very simple to re-create at home.  We were reminded how good it was while in Belize a couple of months ago, and since we’ve been home there have been glasses and glasses of Watermelon drink being pumped out of the kitchen.

Seeing as its prime season for watermelon right now, you should be able to find lots of it at a great price.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups of Sliced Watermelon
  • 1-2 Cups ice (depending on how slushy you like it)

Yep, that’s it.  Well, one more thing is very helpful if you can swing it.  It’s not really an ingredient, but if you have a VitaMix blender it sure does make the mixing super easy.  Otherwise any good quality blender will do the trick.

Directions:

Simple put the watermelon and ice in the blender and mix.  Start off on slow and use a tamper if you have one.  Increase the speed and blend until nice and smooth (or slushy).

Pour into your favorite beverage glass, and a straw (and one of those tiny umbrellas) and you’re good to go.

Makes one big serving or about 1 1/2 regular sized servings.

Comments:

You’ll be surprised how incredible this tastes and there is no need for any added ingredients.  I’m not a nutritionist of expert like Kelli so I’m relying on the knowledge of WHFoods to provide all the goodness that Watermelon has to offer.

Sweet, juicy watermelon is actually packed with some of the most important antioxidants in nature. Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin C and a very good source of vitamin A, notably through its concentration of beta-carotene. Pink watermelon is also a source of the potent carotenoid antioxidant, lycopene. These powerful antioxidants travel through the body neutralizing free radicals. Free radicals are substances in the body that can cause a great deal of damage. A cup of watermelon provides 24.3% of the daily value for vitamin C, and, through its beta-carotene, 11.1% of the DV for vitamin A.

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