Watermelon Cooler

Cheers!

Cheers!

Did you know that watermelon is a vegetable? Did you know that it’s an anti-inflammatory food that may help with or prevent arthritis, diabetes, colon cancer, heart disease and asthma? Or that it’s a popular gift in China and Japan to bring to a host?

Watermelon is refreshing, light,  and when blended with a few simple things you probably already have at home; it quenches thirst on a hot day too.  Plus, it has no fat or cholesterol either!

Can I get a Woot for Watermelon? WOOT! Here are 10 Facts About Watermelon You Never Knew.

Ingredients:

2 cups – seeded watermelon

2 Tbsp.- cranberry juice (you could also use tart cherry juice)

1 and 1/2 Tbsp- fresh lime juice, plus slices/wedges for garnish

2 Tbsp.- raw, organic honey

Directions: 

Cut watermelon into chunks

In a blender add cut up watermelon, cranberry, lime juice and honey and puree until smooth

Add 1/3 cup ice and blend until smooth (you can add a few tsp. of water if needed, but I didn’t need to)

Pour into ice-filled glasses

Garnish with lime wedges/slices

Serve with my Watermelon, Spinach and Arugula Salad with Pistachios and say “Ahhhh!”on a hot summer day!

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