Sparkling Watermelon Cooler

Sparkling Watermelon Cooler

As the dog days of summer approach and we get closer to July (National Watermelon Month), I thought it would be great to give you some facts about this juicy, thirst quenching fruit we love with this sparkling watermelon cooler recipe.

Sparkling Watermelon Cooler....

has more to offer when it comes to our health and losing weight than you may have thought.

Just one cup has only 72 calories, less than 1 gram of fat, no cholesterol and less than 1% of your daily value of sodium.

Here’s my recipe for a yummy, thirst quenching watermelon treat.

Bon Appetit!

Sparkling Watermelon Cooler

Sparkling Watermelon Cooler

Nutritious, thirst-quenching and delicious! The PERFECT drink for a hot summer day!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cooler, recipe, watermelon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 46kcal
Author: Coach Collette
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Ingredients

  • 1 C watermelon cut in chunks
  • 1 C ice cubes
  • 6 oz sparkling water
  • fresh mint

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients in your blender, whiz them up and enjoy!
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Notes

Note 1:  You could replace the sparkling water with club soda.
Note 2:  You could add a couple of strawberries to the blender for some extra deliciousness.
 
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sparkling Watermelon Cooler
Amount Per Serving
Calories 46 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 865IU17%
Vitamin C 12.3mg15%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

In addition, this sparkling watermelon cooler provides healthy amounts of virtually all essential vitamins and minerals. In just 1 cup of watermelon, vitamins A and C are available in high quantities (providing 26 and 31% of your daily value).  Vitamins A & C are powerful antioxidants, which help to neutralize free radicals.

The high water content of watermelon (92%) is part of what gives it such great fat burning benefits, helping to make your metabolism work more efficiently, while providing essential hydration. It also provides us with 18 grams of carbs, 1 grams of protein and 1 gram of dietary fiber, which means your body will need to work hard simply to process it, which is what makes it a healthy recipe for fat burning and weight loss.

Here’s another one of my tips:  Add 1/2 of a banana for some extra added yummyness!  Oh, and one more thing, you can also pour this into popsicle molds and freeze them for a delicious frozen treat that kiddos of all ages will enjoy!

Doesn’t this sound like a delicious and thirst-quenching alternative to a sugar sweetened drink?  Comment below with your thoughts!

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