Tuesday July 9, 2019
Real Fresh, Real Delicious: Delightful Watermelon Treats
Watermelon. I don’t think one word conjures up images of hot summer days quite like that one. Watermelon is one of the most versatile, well-loved, and affordable fruits at your neighborhood Brookshire Brothers. Even better, watermelon is a nutrition workhorse, perfect for anyone’s diet. And at only 90 calories and 22 grams of net carbs per two cups, it is the perfect un-guilty pleasure.
Watermelon is loaded with vitamin C, nearly all the B vitamins, and difficult-to-get-enough-of minerals like iron, magnesium, and potassium. Watermelon makes a great workout recovery drink, plus it is exceptionally hydrating on a hot summer day with a makeup of 92% water. It has a perfect balance of natural carbohydrates, electrolytes, and even some proteins that can be helpful for recovery from strenuous activity while also preventing dehydration.
One watermelon can feed a crowd, and every part of the watermelon can be consumed with some preparation—even the rinds and the seeds! Although simple slices and chunks are the most popular ways to get a watermelon fix, watermelon is actually incredibly versatile with recipes spanning from breakfast time to dinner time, and everything in between. For an amazing compilation of recipe ideas and even more delicious watermelon information, check out Watermelon.org for inspiration—including these three recipes below!
Fruity Fresh Mozzarella Salad
- 2 cups seeded small watermelon balls
- 2 cups fresh mozzarella pieces
- 1 cup chopped fresh basil (purple or green)
- Bunch scallions, trimmed and chopped
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Pinch salt and pepper to taste
- Dash balsamic vinegar as desired
- Toss together the watermelon, mozzarella, basil, scallions and oil.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve over a bed of baby greens with crostini on the sides.
- Drizzle a bit of balsamic vinegar over if desired.
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 serving watermelon stix or small wedges
Don't forget to check your weekly ad or the latest digital coupons for extra savings on the ingredients!
- Blend together the sour cream, sugar and vanilla in a small serving bowl.
- Use as a dip for the watermelon.
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 2/3 cups agave syrup
- 2 cups watermelon chunks
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve over ice.
Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for all your real fresh, real delicious ingredients!
Angela Larson is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who works with Brookshire Brothers promoting real fresh, real delicious foods. Delicious food is her passion, so she loves trying new recipes and exploring the more holistic side of health and nutrition. When Angela isn't working with Brookshire Brothers, she's a mostly stay-at-home mom who loves to cook, garden, and spend time outdoors with her husband, Austin, and their two daughters.
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Tuesday May 31, 2016
Simply Lemonade Ice Pops
Chill out and beat the summer heat with this delicious mix of Simply Lemonade and fresh berries.
- Simply Lemonade
- Fresh blueberries and raspberries
- Ice pop molds and sticks
- Pour Simply Lemonade into ice pop mold.
- Add blueberries and raspberries.
- Freeze & enjoy.
Also, you can use any of your favorite Simply Beverages.
Tip: Soak ice pop mold in warm water to loosen and remove the ice pop.
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