MEDIA SEGMENT: IAND Media Spokesperson Erin Good on KCCI News 8
This summer, don’t just drink your water to stay hydrated, eat it too! Celebrate National Watermelon Month with this sweet, refreshing mocktail while still cutting down on added sugar. Erin Good, Hy-Vee Dietitian with the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, will share with viewers simple strategies to staying hydrated and fun ways to get wild with watermelon!
Fuel for Hot Summer Days Avoid dehydration and eat your water! Apples, grapes, pineapple, tomatoes, and even spinach contain at least 80% water. Sip smart and look for flavored beverages low in added sugar for those hectic, on-the-go summer days.
Fruit Out! It’s no question that juicy watermelon is amazing on its own, but there’s plenty of other wonderful ways to enjoy watermelon. From fruit pizza, to watermelon salsa, salads and smoothies, this thirst-quenching fruit deserves to be the star attraction this summer.
H20 + Woah Watermelons are nearly 92 percent water making them an easy, colorful ice cube alternative in any summer beverage and a healthy snack at the end. Impress your guests and make clean up a breeze by hollowing out a watermelon using it as your fruit bowl or even a keg!
Watermelon Mint Mocktail
All you need:
4 oz Watermelon Lemonade Core Organic
½ lemon, juiced
3-5 mint leaves
Watermelon ice cubes
Garnish: mint sprig
All you do:
In a cocktail shaker, combine Core beverage, lemon juice and mint leaves; muddle ingredients.
Add ice cubes and shake to chill the cocktail.
Strain beverage through a fine mesh strainer into a highball glass over fresh, watermelon ice cubes. Top with soda water and garnish with a mint sprig.
Nutrition Facts per serving (8 oz): 19 calories, 0 g total fat, 3 mg sodium, 8 g total carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 0 g protein