The amazing benefits of this berry cover almost all aspects of our health. We suggest you take a closer look at it. Watermelon is incredibly watery (92 percent of it is water) and contains almost no fat. 7 healthy summer watermelon recipes.

Watermelon is good not only for its low-calorie content and high water content (this is especially true in the heat, when there is a risk of dehydration). It contains a lot of antioxidants (thanks to vitamin C -25% of the daily value), lycopene (which is necessary for the prevention of breast, prostate, stomach, bowel and cardiovascular diseases).

This berry is also able to provide you with fiber reserves and remove toxins from the body. Watermelon can be taken with you to the office: it contains beta-keratin, which is necessary for people who are subject to psychoemotional and physical stress. And for those who deny themselves sweets, tell us about the watermelon diet.

For all its advantages, there are two factors that you still need to know about: watermelon should not be eaten by diabetics. And it is best to buy a bottle of mineral water with it, because it actively removes mineral salts from the body.

1.Strawberry-watermelon smoothie with chia and basil microgreens. 7 healthy summer watermelon recipes.

A bright watermelon and strawberry smoothie will perfectly quench your thirst and fill your body with vitamins. Such a delicious and flavorful drink is prepared in a matter of minutes. Great start to the day!

watermelon smoothie

Ingredients:

Designed for 2 servings
Lime juice 1 tablespoon
Watermelon pulp 14.11oz
Strawberries 5.29oz
Chia seeds 5 teaspoons
Grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon
Honey 2 teaspoons

Microgreens 2 teaspoons

Instruction:

Cooking time 10 minutes

Mix all the ingredients in a blender, except the seeds (add them last). Garnish with strawberries and basil microgreens before serving.

2. Coconut-watermelon smoothie. 7 healthy summer watermelon recipes.

A good berry is a watermelon. Delicious, healthy and beautiful. I will offer you a delicious watermelon smoothie.

Ingredients:

Designed for 4 servings
Watermelon pulp 14.11oz
Strawberries 5.29oz
Natural Yogurt 7.0oz
Coconut milk 5.29oz
Ice-to taste Lemon 1 slice

Instruction:

Cooking time 15 minutes

Everything is banal and simple: mix all the ingredients in a blender. If desired, add ice and your favorite superfood. Many recipes use nut milk (almond) and Greek yogurt. These components slow down the absorption of sugars. Therefore, such cocktails can be drunk even by those who want to get rid of extra pounds.

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3. Blueberry and watermelon smoothie

Watermelon cocktail with blueberries is a good idea for a varied, simple and boring menu. The cocktail is ideal for a snack for lunch or a second breakfast for those who adhere to proper nutrition. The drink turns out to be thick, viscous and very cool.

Ingredients:

Designed for 2 servings
Ginger 1 teaspoon
Watermelon pulp 7.0oz
Blueberry 5.29oz
Ice (to taste)
Honey 1 teaspoon
Instruction:

Cooking time 35 minutes

Mix everything in a blender, and if you are very hot, then add ice.

Experiment and create your own exclusive cocktails. How about adding melon, apples, grapes, raspberries, blackberries, lemon, ginger, basil, or cinnamon?

4.Watermelon and spinach salad with berries

Watermelon is perfect for thyme, rosemary, mint, basil, vanilla, ginger and cloves. From the fruits in the combination, you can take apples, oranges, lemon or melon. Strawberries and blueberries also go well with the watermelon flavor.

Ingredients:

Designed for 4 servings
Fresh spinach microgreen 3.53oz
Watermelon pulp (diced) 10.58oz
Tofu 3.53oz
Walnuts 2 tablespoons
Fresh blueberries 3.53oz
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
Salt to taste
Instruction:

Cooking time 15 minutes
Cut the watermelon pulp into cubes, fry the walnuts for 1 minute in a frying pan without oil and chop with a knife. Mix watermelon, berries, spinach microgreens in a salad bowl. Sprinkle the nuts on top and crumble the tofu. Season with olive oil or a mixture of vinegar and olive oil.

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5.Watermelon, tofu and avocado salad with mint microgreens

Watermelon salads are a delicate and nutritious dish that will give you fullness for the whole day and can be an excellent snack on the festive table. Every hostess has often wondered how to combine speed and originality in one dish. The most common products, beautifully laid out, get a completely different taste and appearance. And the guests will admire your culinary skills for a long time.

Ingredients:

Designed for 2 servings
Watermelon pulp (diced) 14.11oz
Avocado 1 piece
Red onion 1/2 piece
Micro -mint leaf 1 tablespoon
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Lime juice 1 tablespoon
Salt, pepper to taste
Tofu (crumble) 5.29oz

Instruction:

Cooking time 35 minutes

Cut the watermelon and avocado into cubes, onion rings, and tear the mint leaves. Mix these ingredients in a bowl. Whisk the lime juice, oil, salt and pepper. Fill this salad and put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Before serving, crumble the tofu. Decorate with microgreen mint.

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6.Watermelon salsa

Surprisingly original, spicy and bright salsa-in front of you. If you like unusual snacks, be sure to pay attention to this simple recipe and repeat it in your kitchen.

Ingredients:

Designed for 3 servings
Watermelon pulp 14.11oz
Red Onion 3.53oz
Cucumbers 2 pcs
Tomato 3 pieces
Coriander greens 3.53oz
Jalapeno pepper 1 teaspoon
Lime juice 2 tablespoons
Salt, pepper to taste
Instruction:

Cooking time 1 hour15 minutes

Red onions, cucumbers, tomatoes cut into cubes. Herbs and pepper-finely chop. Mix everything with the pulp of watermelon and season with lime juice. Very tasty and unusual.

Cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap and put the salsa in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, preferably 3 hours. Serve chilled salsa with tortilla or bread.

7. Watermelon honey-nardek (without sugar)
Juicy, sweet, fresh-it’s all about watermelon. It is not necessary to wait for the summer to enjoy its taste. Housewives cook jam and jelly from the pulp of watermelon, and soft candied fruits are made from the crusts. Even the remnants of watermelon syrup are used in cooking. Surprised?

Watermelon honey turns out to be dark red, brownish in color and pleases with pleasant summer aromas. Nardek is a very tasty, sweet and simple food. However, if you can not have a lot of sugar or diabetes, it is better to refrain from tasting watermelon honey.

Watermelon honey-nardek

How to make nardek from watermelon

Wash the ripest watermelons and cut them directly over the basin (to preserve the juice flowing when slicing) into 2 or 4 parts. Take out the pulp with a spoon, putting it in a basin, cover it with a pusher (like mashed potatoes). Rub the watermelon mass through a sieve (the seeds will separate).
Transfer the watermelon puree to a cheesecloth (folded in 2-3 layers) and squeeze out the juice. Pour the juice into an enameled pot, enameled, copper or brass basin (dishes with thick walls).
Bring the apricot juice to a boil quickly over high heat, stirring. Remove the foam. Strain the juice again through cheesecloth.
The second time, cook for a long time over low heat, stirring frequently. Excess moisture should evaporate, and the juice should thicken strongly, reducing in volume by 5-6 times (or even more). The readiness of watermelon honey is checked as follows: you need to drop a drop of syrup on a cold saucer, if the drop is thick, viscous and does not spread (or spreads very slowly), the honey is ready.

The consistency of the finished nardek is close to ordinary honey or very thick cream. Transfer the finished nardek to clean, sterilized glass jars and roll up with the usual sterilized or screw-on lids. In addition, you can tighten the jars and simple parchment paper (tied with twine), watermelon honey tolerates storage well and rarely spoils. Store at low-heat room temperature in a dark, ventilated place. Bon Appetit!

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