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17 Ways You Should Eat Your Watermelon This Summer - Mumberry

Posted on 18 July 2016

If you follow us on Instagram, it's no secret that we have a love affair with summer's favorite, most 'grammable fruit- watermelon! We love to snack on it poolside, freeze it, throw it in our smoothies and more. And there are so many health benefits for pregnant women (and everyone, really!)
Watermelon is:
  • High in vitamin C, which boosts immunity and helps you to not get sick (since some medicines are off limits during pregnancy, it's helpful to not get sick in the first place)
  • High in potassium, which can help lower your risk of high blood pressure (and pre-eclampsia!)
  • A natural diuretic, helping to prevent kidney stones and flush out toxins, keeping you feeling refreshed
  • Great supply of antioxidants, natural cancer fighters and skin protectors (goodbye wrinkles)
  • High in vitamin A, keeping your eye heath in tip-top condition and helping to prevent age-related blindness
  • Soothing to the digestive system which can help many of your pregnancy ails including acid reflux and morning sickness (and also fighting inflammation in the body)
With all those benefits, what's not to love? So that's why we decided to give you the ultimate watermelon recipe list! 
Literally the easiest recipe you've ever made. Natural sweetness you can feel good about!
one ingredient watermelon sorbet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Refreshing Watermelon Pineapple Soothie

Simple, 4-ingredient smoothie with bold, refreshing flavors, and endless add-in options. Yum!

watermelon pineapple smoothie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Watermelon Greek Yogurt Ice Cream Recipe

Light and fluffy, perfectly sweet, simple, and great for hot summer days! You don't even need an ice cream maker!

watermelon greek yogurt ice cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Watermelon Cucumber Slushie

Watermelon and cucumber complement each other so well! These flavors go head to head to create a delicious frozen summer treat. (AND they're both in season!)

watermelon cucumber slushie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Watermelon Feta Blackberry Skewers

Oh my YUM! Who says we can't eat this by the spoonful instead of skewer by skewer?! Each bite gives a little sweet, a little salty, and a whole lot of refreshing!

watermelon feta blackberry skewers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Watermelon Salsa

There's not much better than salsa. And it's even more delicious when you add seasonal produce and flavor that packs a serious punch! This recipe will get your taste buds shouting for joy.

watermelon salsa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Coconut Lime Watermelon Slushie

Three ingredients and a blender is all you need to make this refreshing, coconut milk-based frozen treat to save you on those ~HOT~ summer days!

coconut lime watermelon smoothie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles

We love strawberries all most as much as we love watermelon! This popsicle recipe is 100% fruit, so it makes a great summer day dessert for the kiddos (or a nice pick me up for mommy ;) )

strawberry watermelon popsicles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Watermelon Feta and Balsamic “Pizza”

This Mediterranean inspired dish turns you favorite cheat meal into a light and refreshing summer appetizer- and unlike your medium Quattro Formaggi pizza from Grimaldi's, you don't have to feel bad about eating more than two slices of this one!

feta and watermelon balsamic pizza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Watermelon Lemonade

We love a healthy twist on a good classic. And it doesn't get more classic than lemonade.

watermelon lemonade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Orange Watermelon Sunshine Smoothie

You get a surprising addition of veggies in this revitalizing smoothie (not to mention a crazy amount of vitamin C!) If you're looking for a healthy, bright, cold, and cheerful start to your morning, this is it!

orange watermelon sunshine smoothie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Watermelon Feta Basil Salad

Watermelon is so versatile- you can throw so many different flavors with it, and it tastes amazing with all of them! (Just maybe not all of them at once!) This salad features basil, and an AMAZING simple vinaigrette to go with it. Salty, sweet, tangy, and enlivening. Yum!

watermelon basil feta salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Refreshing Watermelon Lime Ice Pops

These yummy, sweet and sour popsicles are perfect for a picnic or a day spent pool side! This recipe calls for sugar, but with the naturally occurring sugar found in the fruit, feel free to nix the sugar.

watermelon lime frozen popsicles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


14. Blueberry Watermelon Feta Mint Salad

Again with the herbs! The mint really makes this dish pop and soar. This one's sure to be a favorite at any summer barbecue or family gathering!

blueberry watermelon feta mint salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


15. Creamy Watermelon Coconut Milkshake

Your new favorite breakfast, or dessert? It doesn't really matter because this delicious naturally sweetened smoothie is simple, easy to make, and good for you, too! 

creamy watermelon coconut milkshake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. Watermelon Green Tea Refresher

Hot caffeinated drinks just don't cut it during the summer (especially if you live in a hotter area.) This healthy drink will perk you right up out of your mid-day slump, and give you lots of flavor to boot!

watermelon green tea refresher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. Moroccan Watermelon Cucumber Salad

This salad truly has it all! Sweetness, crunch, saltiness, amazing savory flavors, and health benefits out the wazoo. You didn't even know watermelon could taste this good till you've tried this one!

moroccan watermelon cucumber salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whichever recipe you choose, let us know you enjoyed it by tagging us in a picture of the finished product, or repinning this article!

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