Watermelon is one of the lowest in calories — only 46 calories per cup (154 grams). Watermelon has high water content. This makes it hydrating and helps you feel full.
Watermelon is also high in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lycopene. Lycopene and vitamin C are anti-inflammatory antioxidants found in watermelon. Inflammation is linked to many chronic diseases. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps prevent cell damage from free radicals. Lycopene is a potent antioxidant gives a red color to plant foods such as tomatoes and watermelon and is linked to many health benefits. Carotenoids are a class of plant compounds that includes alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A.
Vitamin – A, C in watermelon are important for skin and hair. Vitamin C helps your body to make collagen, a protein that keeps your skin supple and your hair strong. Vitamin A is also important for healthy skin since it helps create and repair skin cells. Both lycopene and beta-carotene may also help protect your skin from sunburn.
Watermelon contains lots of water and a small amount of fibers — both of which are important for healthy digestion.
Watermelon has always been one of my favorite fruit, and seeing it in season just makes me happy. I like to eat it plain, but I also like to incorporate it into my frozen treats.
Watermelon sorbet is one of my favorites! An easy watermelon sorbet is even better! If you are trying to eat healthy, this dessert is for you! It is guiltfree, sugarfree, dairyfree and contains REAL fruit.
This sorbet is made from two ingredients only, both are healthy and low in calories.
2 cups watermelon Cubed
1/2 lime Juiced
To make this summer treat, all you need is frozen watermelon chunks. Dice your watermelon, and place the pieces in freezer overnight. If the watermelon isn’t completely frozen, the sorbet will have more of a slushy texture rather than a solid sorbet.
Place your diced, frozen watermelon into the food processor and add some lime juice. Continue to process your watermelon and lime juice in your food processor until you get a sorbet-like texture. You can add a little more lime juice as needed for taste and texture. Then allow it to freeze in fridge for one hour. It will result in more of icecream like texture.
Serve cold and enjoy!
If you want a sweeter sorbet, you can add in a little honey or maple syrup. I usually just leave it plain as I prefer it without.
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