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The hot days of summer are upon us!

As the temperature goes up it becomes increasingly important that we stay hydrated. Of course, drinking water is always a good option – but did you know that adding watermelon to your diet can help too?

It’s true!

Watermelon is 92% water! This makes it an excellent hydrator. So instead of reaching for fizzy sweet drinks, try eating or drinking one of these refreshing watermelon recipes.

Watermelon Lemonade

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This fresh lemonade recipe combines the flavours of watermelon, lemon and raspberry to create a tangy, refreshing summer drink!

Watermelon Coconut Froth

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This creamy watermelon drink, made with coconut milk, will have you dreaming of the beach!

Watermelon Strawberry Shake & Frozen Smoothie Pops

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This watermelon strawberry shake can be served as-is, or frozen on a popsicle stick. It’s delicious either way!

Easy Watermelon Juice

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Making your own watermelon juice is so easy, you’ll wonder why you haven’t done it before! All you need is a blender to make this tasty beverage.

Maple Ancient Grain Salad

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You can enjoy watermelon at work when you pack this Maple Ancient Grain Salad for lunch! Juicy chunks of watermelon brighten up chewy cooked kamut grains.  

Watermelon Zapper

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Lemon and fresh ginger adds zing to this carrot and watermelon zapper. Try drinking it in the morning – it will really wake you up!

Strawberry Watermelon Mojito

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Kick back with these strawberry watermelon mojitos that will hit the spot without being too sweet. The sweetness of fresh strawberries and watermelon are balanced by tangy lime juice and lots of fresh mint.

Watermelon Kebobs

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Here’s a tasty snack that kids will love! These watermelon kebobs with turkey breast and cheese are colourful and easy to put together.

 Watermelon Banana Split

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A healthy and refreshing twist on a classic dessert! Watermelon Banana Splits are a healthier summer snack that’s hydrating and tasty too!

Watermelon Strawberry Frozen Cosmo

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Blending watermelon and strawberries with vodka and Grand Marnier makes one delicious cocktail! You’ll want to sip on this Watermelon Strawberry Frozen Cosmo all summer long.

 Watermelon Jerky

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Dehydrated watermelon jerky makes for a pleasantly chewy snack. This is better than any fruit leather you can buy at the store!

Watermelon Rind Pickles

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You can reduce waste by making these Watermelon Rind Pickles instead of throwing out the rind.

Black Bean, Corn and Watermelon Salsa

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Watermelon is a great substitution for tomatoes in all kinds of recipes, including this Watermelon Salsa. Enjoy it with tortilla chips or as a fresh side dish.

Watermelon Agua Fresca

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Agua frescas (water refreshments) are popular in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. This watermelon agua fresca is made from fruit stirred together with sugar and water to make a non-alcoholic beverage.

Chicken, Watermelon, Quinoa & Mint Salad

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This colourful watermelon salad gets a protein punch from chicken and quinoa. It’s fresh, healthy and will keep you full for hours!

 

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