5 New Ways You Never Thought to Enjoy Watermelon

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No food screams summer like watermelon!

The sweet, juicy, vibrant fruit is the perfect treat on a hot summer day. As much as it is delicious, watermelon is definitely a nutritious addition to your diet. Watermelon contains thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, choline, lycopene and betaine.

While it’s deliciously satisfying biting right into the juicy flesh alone, here are 5 new and healthy ways to enjoy the fruit of the summer!

1. Dip It: Watermelon Tomato Salsa

Step up your traditional salsa’s game with a kick of watermelon. The sweetness of the watermelon fuses perfectly with the salty and spicy flavors of your typical tomato salsa, making for a perfect dip at your summer party.

Ingredients:

• 1 cup Watermelon, finely diced

• 6 Roma Tomatoes, seeded and diced

• ½ large White Onion, finely diced

• 2 cloves garlic, minced

• 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and minced

• handful of fresh cilantro, leaves only

• 1 lime, juiced

• 1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil

• Sea salt & pepper to taste

Directions: 

1. Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well.

2. Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.

2. Spike It: Weekend Watermelon Cocktail

Its BBQ season! What better way to treat yourself and guests than a spiked fresh watermelon slushy with lots of electrolytes for your time in the sunshien. It’ll be sure to be a party hit!

Directions:

1. Add one cup of frozen watermelon cubes into a blender with 1/3 cup WTRMLN WTR, juice of half a lemon, 1 scoop of Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator and 1oz of vodka.

2. Blend until slushy.

3. Pour into a glass and garnish with a small bunch of fresh mint.

3. Grill It: Grilled Watermelon With Feta

With grilling season at its peak, there’s no reason why watermelon can’t partake in the fun! Grilling watermelon cuts through some of the sweetness and offers a completely different flavor profile.

Directions:

1. Cut the watermelon into 1- 11/2inch triangle wedges, leaving the rind on the base.

2. Place directly onto a medium-high heat grill for one-two minutes a side.

3. Remove from grill, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and honey.

4. Then top with crumbled feta and season with dried oregano, sea salt & pepper.

4. Freeze It: Frozen Watermelon Pops

Swap out sugar! Watermelon alone has all the components necessary for a hydrating and refreshing ice pop.

Chop the flesh of half a watermelon into large chunks. Add to blender and blend until smooth. Pour into Popsicle molds and freeze overnight.

5. Drink It: Watermelon Water

On a hot day nothing quenches your thirst for something healthy quite like a cold-pressed juice. Now you can drink your watermelon with the newly launched WTRMLN WTR, which is rich in electrolytes – 6 times the amount of your regular sports brand drink- making it essential for summer hydration.

What's more, WTRMLN WTR also has more potassium than a banana for hearth health and cramp prevention for your summer workouts.

Enjoy!

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