Ah Summer… who doesn’t love enjoying a hot summer day and diving into some ice cold juicy watermelon?
Watermelon is the PERFECT Summer fruit and it can be enjoyed so many ways.
7 Different Ways To Enjoy Watermelon This Summer:
#1. Sliced up and served traditionally
#2. Diced into a fruit salad (or use a melon baller)
#3. Blended into fruit smoothies
#4. Juiced (you can even juice the rind!)
#5. Cut into thin slices and dehydrated into watermelon “candy” or fruit roll ups
#6. Grilled and served over a salad
I know right, grilled watermelon? That sounds so weird… But I was at a vegetarian restaurant once that had a grilled watermelon salad on the menu. I thought it was odd, but who knows maybe it could be delicious! I don’t have a barbecue though, so if you try it out let me know what you think!
You should definitely try out dehydrated watermelon slices though if you have access to a dehydrator. It’s like a homemade fruit rollup but tastes like watermelon candy! Kids really love these things and it’s a fun way to get them involved in making healthy treats at home. I was really impressed by how tasty dehydrated watermelon was.
And #7… You can make a watermelon birthday cake like this one I found online!
This watermelon fruit cake would be great for kids with gluten, dairy or egg allergies or if you just want to offer something fresh and wholesome instead of a standard sugary birthday cake. The fruit kabobs make it really easy for kids to eat as well.
Really watermelon is such a versatile fruit and there are so many ways to enjoy it! It makes the perfect base to fruit smoothies too.
Check out my watermelon green smoothie recipe below…
80/10/10 Watermelon Banana Peach Green Smoothie
4 cups/20 oz. watermelon chunks
2 ripe bananas
3/4 cup frozen peaches
1 cup packed baby spinach (or other mild greens like lettuce, Swiss chard etc)
Try out different melons! Cantaloup or honeydew will be delicious as well and make for a great variety.
What’s your favourite way to eat watermelon or favourite watermelon recipe?