Recipes Snacks — 06 July 2012

By: Jodie Shield, RD

Oh boy!  It’s hot outside!  Cool off your family with a refreshing watermelon drink.  Watermelon is  loaded with vitamin A and the sparkling water gives this too-cool beverage some “fizz”.   Bottoms up!

 

Watermelon Fizz

makes 3 (1 cup) servings

Prep Time = 5 minutes

Cook Time = 0 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups watermelon, seeded and rind removed
  • 1/2 cup white grape juice
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water (unsweetned)
  • ice cubes, optional

 

Directions:

  1. Combine the watermelon with the grape juice, and bled until smooth.
  2. Pour into three tall glasses, and stir in the sparkling water.  Add ice cubes, and serve.

 

Nutritional  Information per Serving (1 cup): 53 calories, 0 grams protein, 16 grams carbohydrate, 0 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 1 gram fiber, 9 milligrams sodium

 

 

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Jodie Shield, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.N. Jodie Shield has been a consultant and spokesperson in the field of nutrition for over two decades. A former national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association (1989-1995), she has worked extensively with the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and taught nutrition and medical dietetics at the University of Illinois. Currently she is a complemental faculty member of the College of Health Sciences in the Department of Clinical Nutrition at Rush University in Chicago.

(1) Reader Comment

  1. So simple, yet so yummy and so refreshing! This is also another great example showing how easy it is to turn fruits into a more interesting snack

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