Sweet Summer

Hannah Lee

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WATERMELON LEMONADE

Quench your thirst with this refreshing summer drink that will keep you energized all summer long.

Ingredients:

1/2 C white sugar

1/2 C water and 3 C cold water

4 C cubed watermelon

1/2 C fresh lemon juice

6 C ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Puree the cubed watermelon in a blender.
  2. Bring sugar and water to a boil over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in cold water and lemon juice.
  3. Divide the ice into 12 glasses and scoop two to three tablespoons of watermelon puree over the ice. Top with the lemonade and gently stir.

 

SOURCE | ALLRECIPES.COM

 

WATERMELON MASK

Do you have extra watermelon rinds? Reuse your leftover watermelon by creating a cooling face mask to soothe sunburnt skin.

Ingredients:

Watermelon

Directions:

  1. Slice the watermelon into two inch-thick triangular wedges.
  2. Remove the pink flesh from the watermelon so that only a hint of it remains on the rind. Chill the rind in a refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Slice the watermelon rind into multiple paper-thin pieces using a mandolin.
  4. Apply the rind slices directly to irritated skin until the cooling sensation subsides.

 

SOURCE | VOGUE.COM

 

WATERMELON PIZZA

Make this unique twist on traditional pizza for a delicious, not to mention Instagram-worthy summer snack. This watermelon pizza is not only tasty, but also healthy.

Ingredients:

Watermelon

5 Tbsp yogurt

5 Tbsp granola

Selection of fruit

Agave

Directions:

  1. Cut the watermelon into a roughly one inch-thick round slice. Then, cut the round slice into pieces like a pizza.
  2. Spread the yogurt on the piece and top with fruit. Sprinkle on the granola and drizzle agave on top.

 

SOURCE | WELLANDGOOD.COM

 

WATERMELON FACE MIST  

Are you looking for a refresher from the hot weather? This face mist is packed with hydrating watermelon, coconut water and witch hazel to soothe the skin.

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp fresh watermelon juice

1 Tbsp 100% coconut water

1 Tbsp witch hazel

3.5-ounce container with spray nozzle

Directions:

  1. Cube a small watermelon and extract two tablespoons of juice. Pour the watermelon juice into a spray nozzle container using a funnel.
  2. Add coconut water and witch hazel. Keep the face mist in the fridge overnight so that it stays fresh.

 

SOURCE | BLOG.MODCLOTH.COM