It is the season of watermelons…
Juicy watermelons are packed with goodness of antioxidants. Research has shown that watermelons boost heart health and are an excellent source of vitamins A , C, B6 and potassium. Here are some watermelon treats for kids.
Cut triangular watermelon slices.
Remove seeds and insert a stick.
Chill for at least one hour in the fridge.
Watermelon Star and Heart Pops
Use a star cookie cutter/heart shape cutter to cut out shapes Insert a popsicle stick Freeze for at least an hour.
Minted Watermelon Popsicle
2 tablespoon sugar
Sliced fresh strawberries
Some chopped mint leaves
In a blender, puree watermelon along with sugar and mint leaves and pour into popsicle molds . Drop in sliced fruit, insert caps and place in freezer.
You can also use ice-cube trays and insert popsicle sticks halfway through freezing.
Serve when frozen.
Fresh Watermelon Juice
Chop watermelon into slices after removing the green portion.
Add a little water, sugar, salt, pepper and dried mint powder and puree in a blender. You can also add finely grated ginger if you like.
Pass the juice through a mesh strainer to remove the seeds.
Add some fresh lemon juice and stir well.
Decorate with a sprig of fresh mint and serve chilled with ice cubes.