Melon Mondays

Believe it or not, watermelon has higher concentrations of the antioxidant lycopene compared to any other fresh fruit or vegetable. A two cup serving of watermelon contains almost nineteen milligrams vs. four milligrams contained in tomatoes, and has only 48 calories. It can also provide 25 percent of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. Let's not omit that watermelon also marks summer fun and eating outdoors!

Tip. Pick a melon that feels heavy for its size, that's an indication it's juicy and fresh. Enjoy eating it freshly cut or make my refreshing summer cocktail made with watermelon. For my Melon Mojito recipe.

Make the melon a take-along to the beach or boat chilled on ice, in the collapsable bucket.