Celebrating National Watermelon Day with these Watermelon Recipes

Dear Watermelons,

We’re over the moon excited to celebrate you today on National Watermelon Day! We think you’d really love how we’re incorporating you into a handful of delish + fun recipes, which are featured below! Hope we make you proud!

xx, the Seashells and Sit Ups Fam

Dear Readers,

WELCOME to our round up of watermelon recipes in honor of National Watermelon Day! Grab a watermelon, some ingredients from your favorite recipes below, and get cookin’!

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WATERMELON COCKTAILS

t h e    s & s  …s a s s y  +  s w e e t  >>> sounds familiar!

i n g r e d i e n t s :

  • 5 watermelon cubes
  • Juice of one grapefruit
  • 1.5 ounces grapefruit @deepeddyvodka 
  • 4 mint leaves, mulled 
  • Juice of 1/4 of a lime or lemon 
  • Splash (or 1/4 cup) grapefruit sparkling water 
  • 4 Ice cubes 

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d i r e c t i o n s :

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker (excluding “bubbles”, aka sparking water)
  2. After shaking all ingredients, add a splash of bubbles
  3. Shake lightly to blend and pour into glass
  4. Serve and enjoy. Cheers!  

    perk: no added sugar and fresh, fresh, fresh

s w e e t   s u n s h i n e 

i n g r e d i e n t s :

  • 1 C frozen watermelon, cubed
  • 1 1/2 oz grapefruit @deepeddyvodka 
  • Fresh squeezed orange juice from 2 oranges
  • 1″ of a cucumber, peeled
  • 1 mint leaf

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d i r e c t i o n s :

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth
  2. Garnish as desired
  3. optional, add sparking watermelon water after blending

    perk: only five ingredients and takes under 5 minutes to make

s u m m e r t i m e    b r e e z e 

i n g r e d i e n t s :

  • 2 1/2 oz Peach Deep Eddy’s Vodka
  • Juice from 2 peaches
  • Juice from 2 blood oranges
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen watermelon
  • Juice from 1 pink lemon (and wheel for garnish)
  • optional, 2 mint leaves

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d i r e c t i o n s :

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender
  2. Blend until frozen smooth consistency is reached

t h e     s e a s h e l l 

i n g r e d i e n t s :

  • 1/2 Ginger & Lime Sealand Birk
  • 10 frozen watermelon chunks
  • 6 frozen pineapple chunks
  • mint leaves or two drops of mint extract
  • 2 frozen peach slices

b o o z y   v e r s i o n >>>

  • Use above ingredients and add your favorite Rose or Prosecco (1/2-1 cup)

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d i r e c t i o n s :

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-power blender (I always use my Ninja), and mix until fully blended, like the consistency of a Slurpee
  2. Garnish if desired, serve immediately, and enjoy with a straw!

 

WATERMELON DISHES

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w a t e r m e l o n   s o r b e t 

i n g r e d i e n t s :

  • 1 1/2 cup frozen watermelon
  • 3 frozen pineapple chunks
  • mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 pink lemon, with the rind removed or 1 pink lemon’s juice

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d i r e c t i o n s :

  1. Add all listed ingredients to a high-power blender and blend until thick but smooth consistency forms
  2. Immediately serve and enjoy!

 

c r i s p   a n d   c o l o r f u l   l e t t u c e   w r a p s 

i n g r e d i e n t s :

  • 3-4 butter lettuce leaves, rinsed and patted dry

  • 1 organic tomato

  • 5 chunks watermelon, sliced small
  • 1/4 organic cucumber

  • 1 avocado

  • 1 small chunk, organic red onion

  • 3-4 slices of cooked + crispy bacon

  • 1 nitrate-free turkey breast, cooked

  • 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce, balsamic vinegar, or citrus dressing (whichever flavor you prefer) OR fresh squeezed citrus of choice

  • Toasted sesame seeds

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d i r e c t i o n s :

  1. Marinade turkey breast in your choice of marinade (teriyaki, citrus, balsamic) and cut into small pieces
  2. Chop all veggies + watermelon into small cubes
  3. Add fruits + veggies to lettuce wraps
  4. Drizzle small amount of dressing of choice atop wraps
  5. optional, add feta or goat cheese
  6. Enjoy!

 

s u m m e r    f r u i t    s a l a d 

i n g r e d i e n t s :

  • 2 mint leaves
  • 5 sliced strawberries
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 6 chunks of watermelon
  • 1 orange
  • optional, fresh lime wedge

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d i r e c t i o n s :

  1. Rinse all fruit
  2. Mince mint leaves and set aside
  3. Slice strawberries and cube watermelon
  4. Cut grapefruit and orange into small pieces
  5. Add all fruit into a bowl
  6. Optional, squeeze fresh lime atop

 

C H E E R S     T O     W A T E R M E L O N    a n d   

 N A T I O N A L     W A T E R M E L O N    D A  Y  !

 

 

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