Strawberries & Watermelon, Refreshing Summer Fruit

One thing I love about the Summer Season, almost more than anything else, is the abundance of fresh fruit and healthy juicy strawberries and watermelon are two of my favorites. They make great nutritious snacks, are especially wonderful for breakfast as a side or in a smoothie or even alone. They’re fantastic as a light dessert too.

Whole watermelon and slice with strawberries

Watermelon is mostly water, but this refreshing fruit is full of nutrients. It has significant amounts of vitamins A, B6 and C, a little potassium, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. This favorite summer snack is also fat-free, very low in sodium and low in calories.

Whole watermelon and slice with strawberries

The popular aromatic strawberry is rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, cardiovascular benefits and are said to have cognitive benefits. They’re also an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium and omega-3 fats.

I like to say “Eat the Seasons!” Feel free to enjoy fresh beautiful strawberries and watermelon often while they’re available.

Watermelon pieces in white bowl

The best way to enjoy watermelon is cold and cut into bite-size pieces, so help yourself to a heaping bowl full. Or cut it into wedges for easy eating at an outside event.

Simple Strawberries and Cream Summer Dessert

As far as strawberries go, eat them alone or try them with a little whipped coconut cream. My recipe “Simple Strawberries and Coconut Cream Summer Dessert” can be found HERE.

Fresh Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes With Coconut Cream

Or try my favorite breakfast or brunch recipe, “Fresh Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes with Whipped Coconut Cream” HERE.

Or try this “Honey Yogurt with Strawberries, Pecans and Chocolate” simple light summer dessert topped with dark shaved chocolate.


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Author: Dianna

Dianna Donnely is the Author of “Heart Seasons: The Rainbow Revelation” and a Blogger who is passionate about "Easy Real Food Recipes" made with wholesome ingredients. A theme that runs throughout “Heart Seasons” is the heroine Lily’s love of nutritious foods and cooking, making it a natural transition to the next publishing adventure. A series of “Easy Real Food Recipes” cookbooks!

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