National Watermelon Day: Innovative inspiration

Happy August! I’m excited about this month being packed with exciting celebrations such as National Watermelon Day on August 3. Watermelons are great by themselves as they’re rich with healthy nutrients, but they’re also great to use in recipes! Here are some great reasons to get your watermelon fix on:

1. Beyoncé has her own ‘Watermelon Water’: She partnered with WTRMLN WTR, and launched her own LMN-ade flavor timed to the Lemonade album. The LMN-ade flavor is WTRMLN WTR’s Vitamin C Superstar and is packed with watermelon flesh, watermelon rind and Vitamin C, which supports health and happiness. *Since Beyoncé’s investment into the company, WTRMLN WTR has accomplished to be in over 15,000 stores nationwide and in all 50 states – giving Americans a healthier choice.

2. Watermelons are 92 percent water, making them the perfect refreshers for those hot summer months and they’re ideal hydration solutions.

3. Watermelon is what your skin is craving: Watermelon is packed with antioxidants and free radical–fighting lycopene, meaning the delicious fruit is really good for your skin, too. It also is rich in beta carotene which will give the body protection from UV light this summer!

4. 6 Billion Pounds of Watermelon are Considered ‘Ugly’: Billions of pounds of watermelons go to waste each year in the U.S. simply because they are they are blemished, dented or discolored. Brands like WTRMLN WTR are using these cosmetically challenged watermelons and turning them into health fuel. In 2017 alone, WTRMLN WTR is predicted to save over 50 million melons that would otherwise be discarded.

5. Whole Foods Market wants you to get your Watermelon fix: Whole Foods Market is kicking off a four-day sale on WTRMLN WTR beverages. From August 3 through 6, customers can pick up two bottles of any flavor for $5, and select stores nationwide will be hosting sampling events.

You can also get ready for the big celebration with these amazing recipes provided by WTRMLN Water!

Thai Ginger Coconut Soup
2 Bottles WTRMLN WTR
4 oz Crab or Lobster Meat
10 Cherry Tomatoes
1 Stalk of Lemon Grass
2 Chopped Shallots
1 Tablespoon Chopped Ginger
1 Tablespoon Chopped Garlic
1 Hot Red Thai Chile
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
3 Tablespoons Shredded Coconut
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
Salt to Taste
Seafood Salad Garnish
8 oz Crab or Lobster Meat
2 oz Chopped Cilantro or Thai Basil
1 oz Chopped Chives
1 Tablespoon Aromatic Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

Preparation
For the Soup, heat pan with olive oil, and cook ginger, lemongrass, garlic, and shallots until clear. Add tomatoes and Thai Chile, then cook for 35 more minutes on medium heat. Add crab, Lime Juice, Coconut, WTRMLN WTR. Blend thoroughly after removing Lemongrass from the soup. Season to taste with salt.
Strain and garnish with salad, a drizzle of olive oil, and cracked pepper.

Popsicle
2 cups of WTRMLN WTR
1/4 cup of tequila
1/4 cup margarita mix
1 tbsp Tajin
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
Directions:
Combine the watermelon juice, tequila, margarita mix and fresh lime juice together into a carafe ( for easy pouring ) and then sprinkled in a bit of Tajin into the bottom of each mold. Note that the Tajin will spread once you start pouring the liquid in the mold so pour oh so slowly!
Freeze overnight for 24 hours and then you’re ready to party. Olé!

WTRMLN Strawberry Chia Smoothie
1 bottle WTRMLN WTR
1 cup frozen strawberries
½ frozen banana
½ cup almond milk
1 TBSP chia seeds

WTRMLN Chai Melon
1 oz brewed chai tea and chilled
2 oz Rye Whiskey
Serve over ice
Top with WTRMLN WTR
Garnish with a dash of bitters
Melonita
1/2 Lime
Several Basil Leaves
1 tsp Coconut Sugar
0.25 oz St. Germain
0.25 oz Cointreau
1.5 oz Blanco Tequila
WTRMLN WTR to top
Salt Mix (2 parts Black Salt, 1 part Lime Zest, 2parts Tajin Spice, 1 part Coconut Sugar)

Preparation
Muddle and strain Lime, Basil, & Coconut Sugar. Salt the rim of a margarita glass, then strain cocktail over ice and garnish with Basil & Lime.

WTRMLN WTR Mule
1 bottle WTRMLN WTR
1.5 fl oz. Vodka
½ fl oz. lime juice
½ cup ginger beer
1 watermelon wedge for garnish
ice cubes

Directions:
Pour WTRMLN WTR, vodka, and lime juice into a mug
Add ice cubes and ginger beer
Stir to combine
Drop a watermelon wedge into the mug for garnish

Photo by: WTRMLN WTR

Photo by: WTRMLN WTR

Photo by: WTRMLN WTR

Photo by: WTRMLN WTR

Photo by: WTRMLN WTR

Photo by: WTRMLN WTR

 

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