Friday, July 17, 2009

Frugal Fridays - Use up the Watermelon!

Remember when I posted about my expiring watermelon and all the great recipes I thought we would try?

Well, we tried 'em, and now we have a new favorite smoothie concoction. First of all, you can use either frozen or fresh watermelon. Since I wasn't going to be able to use my watermelon before it went bad, I seeded it, then froze it in muffin tins for easy access later on. Here's the original recipe from Good Housekeeping magazine-

Frozen Watermelon Slush
3 cups seedless watermelon, cubed (fresh or frozen)
1 cup frozen strawberries
2 scoops lemon sorbet or sherbet (optional, in my opinion)
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 T. lime juice

In a blender, combine ingredients until smooth. Yields 3 1/2 cups.
Easy-schmeasy, right? We drank these as smoothies first following the directions exactly. Then I made a big batch of popsicles, leaving out the lemon sherbet. We love the popsicles for a treat on a hot day, and they're actually good for you too!
Did you know just how good watermelon is for you??? It packs a big punch of vitamins A, C, and B6. And it's the leader among fresh fruits and veggies containing lycopene- a key nutrient for eyesight.

So, next time your family can't tackle a whole watermelon in one sitting, mix up some popsicles for a yummy, warm-weather snack another day! For more great frugal ideas, head over to Life As Mom for Frugal Fridays.

1 comment:

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Oooh, those look so refreshing!