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How to cool yourself this summer with these 6 watermelon recipes

There’s no denying of the fact that watermelon has excellent nutritive properties and it does not sadden your taste buds either. As the name suggests, watermelon is largely comprised of water which further helps in balancing the fluids of the body. Along with water, there are numerous nutrients such as Vitamin A, B6 and C along with lycopene, lots of antioxidants and amino acid that are of immense importance for the body. Add some excitement to this rejuvenating fruit by experimenting on the recipes enlisted below:

1. Watermelon and cucumber salad


Start your day with this nutrient-rich salad and refresh yourself for the day ahead!

Ingredients:-

• 1 cup cubed cucumber • ¼ teaspoon salt • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 sprig fresh mint leaves • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder • 1 sprig fresh mint leaves • 2 cups watermelon, cubed Too lazy to shop? No worries. Buy your raw material at concessionary prices, all that at the convenience of your ordered groceries been delivered to you right on your doorstep, with the help of trusted online grocery stores such as Grofers, Bigbasket, amazon pantry etc.

How to prepare?

1. Take a bowl and add lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to it. 2. Stir everything well! 3. Now, add the cubed watermelon and cucumber. 4. Toss everything well to coat and serve fresh.

2. Watermelon Ice cream

Beat the summer by being content and hydrated with this appetizing treat that you’ve got to try!

Ingredients:-

• ¼ cup sugar • ¼ cup water • 4 cups watermelon with seeds removed • 1 cup curd • 4-5 fresh mint leaves • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

How to prepare?

1. Take a small pan and add some sugar and water in it. 2. Stir at low to medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. 3. Slide the mixture into a cup and let it cool down. 4. Now, add some watermelon slices in a blender and let it blend until a thick and smooth mixture is formed. 5. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add some curd, water and sugar-water mixture into it. 6. Mix all the ingredients until they are blended. 7. Place the mixture into a bowl and put it in a freezer. Wait for 6 hours at least until fully frozen. 8. Garnish with fresh mint leaves as your personal touch to the sweet delight.

Still confused? Here, watch the video recipe to know better. Serve the desert on a hot sunny day to gather some applause along with catering to your health conscience!

3. Watermelon cucumber smoothie

Unveil the goodness and taste of this light juice with the added delight of fresh cucumber and mint leaves. This smoothie is the perfect escape from an exhausting summer day.

Ingredients:-

• 3 tablespoons butter-milk • ½ cucumber with seeds removed • 1 tablespoon honey • 1 teaspoon lemon juice • 2 cups frozen watermelons with seeds removed Have any of these ingredients gone ‘out of stock’ in your pantry? Don’t fret, get all the ingredients of utmost quality delivered at your home by ordering them online from BigBasket or Grofers. Further, apply grofers coupons to get up to Rs 150 cashback on your purchases.

How to prepare?

1. In a blending jar, add cucumber, butter-milk, honey, lemon juice and half of the frozen watermelons and blend the ingredients until the mixture is smooth. 2. Now, add the remaining watermelons to the jar and continue stirring until smooth. 3. Put 1-2 tablespoons of water if necessary to adjust the consistency of the mixture. 4. Pour into a glass and serve cold.

4. Watermelon milkshake

Try out this thick liquid ecstasy and engross yourself in the richness of a watermelon at its best!

Ingredients:-

• 1 cup cold milk • 2 tablespoons sugar • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract • 3 cups cubed and frozen watermelons post removal of their seeds

How to prepare?

1. Add the frozen watermelon, cold milk and some sugar in a blending jar and blend it until the mixture is smooth. 2. Add some vanilla extract and blend again. 3. Pour the shake into a glass and serve the creamy and tempting appetizer cold.

5. Watermelon popsicles

Treat yourself with these mouth chilling popsicles on a bright sunny day to witness the heavens while you are alive.

Ingredients:-

• ½ cup of coconut milk • 1 cup of diced kiwi • 1 cup strawberry • 2 cups of deseeded and diced watermelons

How to prepare?

1. Puree strawberries and a watermelon in a blender and blend until smooth. 2. Transfer it to a bowl. 3. Add Kiwi to the blender and blend until smooth. After that, pour it in a bowl. 4. When the popsicle moulds, fill 2/3 way with your watermelon puree and freeze for 30-35 minutes. 5. For the next layer, pour coconut milk on the top of the frozen watermelon layer and make some space for Kiwi, After that, freeze it for 30-35 minutes. 6. Once the coconut layer is frozen, pour the Kiwi and freeze it again for 30-35 minutes. 7. Cover the mould and insert a stick in each popsicle and then, freeze it for 5 hours or overnight. Need Help? Watch the video recipe here. The colourful Popsicles can definitely add some additional joy to your summer parties!

6. Watermelon treat

Make this refreshing add on in just 20 minutes and create an impression that won’t fade away easily.

Ingredients:-

• 4 cups cold water • ¾ cup lemon juice • 2/3 cup of sugar • 6 cups of seedless and cubed watermelons • 1 spring mint leaves • 4 cups of cold water

How to prepare?

1. Add the watermelons in a blender and blend until puree is created. 2. Pour through a fine mesh strainer in a bowl. 3. Take a jar and add cold water, sugar and lemon juice to it. 4. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved completely. 5. Pour the pureed watermelon to a jar and stir well and keep the jar in a refrigerator. 6. Pour the mouth-watering beverage into a jar and serve chilled. Garnish the drink with some mint leaves and gulp in the sumptuous yet inexpensive drink in one go!

Watermelons have some vital nutrients to treat your body but they are also an exception to the conventional fact that healthy food lacks the taste factor. With the above mentioned recipes you can try out the exciting variants of the fruit and further venture into a world with flavoursome prescriptions.

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