Summer finally made it and I’m so happy because it’s my favorite season!
Even though I’m in Florida and the weather stays almost consistent year round, I still love it.
Everything seems more relaxed and slower paced.
There’s a little less to worry about because my baby is out of school, so there’s no rushing to get him out of the door in the morning.
We attend as many summer events and festivals as possible and of course we go to the beach.
That means we’re away from home a lot.
I have two little boys and they always want something to eat while we’re out and about.
I keep snacks on hand, but I make sure that most of it is fresh produce.
Since June is here we can now get Fresh From Florida watermelon.
It’s my oldest son’s favorite fruit. He’ll eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and times when he’s bored if I let him. Taking it with us is as easy as slicing it, putting the slices into a plastic container, and placing it into the fridge until we get ready to head out.
That way they’ll be nice and cold when they’re ready to eat them. When we’re outside it gets really hot and sometimes kids don’t want to stop playing to take a sip of water, but they’ll slow down for watermelon that’s why I’m glad that it’s about 92 percent water.
That way they can stay hydrated in the heat, while getting some vitamin A and C and loads of antioxidants. Lately, I’ve realized that carrying swim clothes, beach towels, beach umbrellas, sand buckets, and loads of snacks were getting a little cumbersome, especially if I don’t have much help carrying everything myself.
I found an easier way to bring the watermelon with us and I can also enjoy this recipe at home.
I make this recipe and put it into juice containers for them. This Watermelon Splash Cooler will keep you cool on any hot day. Enjoy!
½ Medium Fresh From Florida Watermelon (Ripe)
¾ Cup Ice
½ Cup Club Soda
½ Cup Orange Juice
Scoop out the flesh of the Fresh From Florida watermelon and place in a blender. Add all other ingredients to the blender. Blend until watermelon is liquid. Serve cold.
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