5 Ways to Enjoy the Cleansing Powers of Watermelon


It’s the perfect time to share some of my new favorite ways to enjoy this sweet, juicy, and vibrant treat that’s just as healthy as it is delicious.

Watermelon contains:

  • Thiamin
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Vitamin B-6
  • Folate
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Selenium
  • Choline
  • Lycopene
  • Betaine.

While it’s deliciously satisfying biting right into the juicy flesh alone, here are 5 new and healthy ways to enjoy the fruit of the summer!

1. Drink it: Watermelon Water

On a hot day nothing quenches your thirst for something healthy quite like a cold-pressed juice. Now you can drink your watermelon with the newly launched WTRMLN WTR. WTRMLN WTR is rich in electrolytes – 6 times the amount of your regular sports brand drink – making it essential for summer hydration. WTRMLN WTR also has more potassium than a banana for hearth health and cramp prevention for your summer workouts.

2. Grill it: Grilled Watermelon

With grilling season at its peak, there’s no reason why watermelon can’t partake in the fun! Grilling watermelon cuts through some of the sweetness and offers a completely different flavor profile.


  1. Cut the watermelon into 1-1 1/2 inch triangle wedges, leaving the rind on the base.
  2. Place directly onto a medium-high heat grill for one-two minutes a side.
  3. Remove from grill, drizzle with extra virgin olive.
  4. Eat as is, or top with something sweet or savory (I love toasted nuts, something sweet like maple syrup or herbs and spices like dried oregano, sea salt & pepper)

3. Spike it: Weekend Watermelon Mocktail

Its BBQ season! What better way to treat yourself and guests than a spiked fresh watermelon slushy with lots of electrolytes for your time in the sunshine. It’ll be sure to be a party hit!


  • One cup of frozen watermelon cubes
  • 1/3 cup WTRMLN WTR
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 scoop of Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator
  • Couple leaves of fresh mint (extra to garnish)


  1. Add ingredients into blend and blend until slushy.
  2. Pour into a glass and garnish with a small bunch of fresh mint.

4. Dip it: Watermelon Tomato Salsa

Step up your traditional salsa’s game with a kick of watermelon. The sweetness of the watermelon fuses perfectly with the salty and spicy flavors of your typical tomato salsa, making for a perfect dip at your summer party.


  • 1 cup watermelon, finely diced
  • 6 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • ½ large white onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and minced
  • Handful of fresh cilantro, leaves only
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste


  1. Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.

5. Freeze it: Frozen Watermelon Pops

Swap out sugar! Watermelon alone has all the components necessary for a hydrating and refreshing ice pop.


  1. Chop the flesh of half a watermelon into large chunks.
  2. Add to blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into Popsicle molds and freeze overnight. Enjoy!

Peggy Kotsopoulos

Peggy Kotsopoulos is a registered holistic nutritionist, health educator, and author of the best-selling book, Kitchen Cures. Her mission is to help people achieve long-term health and vitality with what you eat. Kotsopoulos is the host of the television show “Peggy K’s Kitchen Cures” on Veria network. And with her frequent media appearances and lectures, she travels across North America inspiring others to live their most vibrant life. For more about Peggy K. please visit PeggyK.com

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