Here’s a fun fact: watermelon is 92% water – which means it can help keep you hydrated AND feeling full between meals. It also can aid in digestion.
Its high water content means it’s lower in calories – but even so, it packs some surprising nutrition. In addition to containing vitamin C, it has carotenoids that convert to vitamin A, as well as lycopene, which has a long list of potential health benefits.
Lycopene has been shown to be protective against certain cancers, heart disease, and age-related vision loss.
Here are some tips to get more of it in your diet: add it to salads and smoothies, or just enjoy it as a snack!
Sometimes you just want a sweet, cool, and refreshing treat. I’ve got a healthy one for you today.
It contains NO added sugars and will appeal to kids and grown-ups alike!
The trick to freezing this so it doesn’t contain any ice crystals is to get as much air as possible out of the container!
Try using a 500 ml (about 2 cups) container. Or, freeze smaller amounts in an ice cube tray – and cover it securely with freezer-proof wrap.
WATERMELON BANANA SORBET (makes 2 servings)
1 cup (155 grams) cubed watermelon
1 large banana, cut into chunks and frozen
½ tsp fresh lime juice
Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. Scrape into a container and cover. Freeze for at least 2-3 hours and serve!