Healthy Recipes

Watermelon Citrus Cooler
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Servings: 6
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Watermelon balls 36
Bamboo skewers
Watermelon juice (see recipe below) 3 cups
Grapefruit juice 2 cups
Orange juice 1 cup
Granulated sugar 2 Tbsp

  1. Thread watermelon balls on skewers and freeze.
  2. To make the watermelon juice, process chunks of seeded watermelon in a blender or food processor until liquefied.
  3. In pitcher, blend watermelon juice, grapefruit juice, orange juice, and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Chill thoroughly.
  5. Place frozen watermelon balls on skewer in each glass; fill with watermelon mixture.

Diabetic Exchange
Fruit: 2; Vegetables: 0; Meat: 0; Milk: 0; Fat: 0; Carbs: 0; Other: 0

Produce for Better Health/National Watermelon Promotion Board

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/6 recipe
Calories 130
Calories from Fat 5
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 15 mg
Total Carbohydrate 30 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 28 g
Proteins 1 g
Vitamin A 10% DV
Vitamin C 70% DV
Calcium 2% DV
Iron 2% DV
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