Watermelon Crumble and Watermelon Cooler are my entries to Maheshwari's "A fruit a month" event which is hosted by Bee from "Jugalbandi" blog this month with "Watermelon" as a fruit of choice. Thanks for hosting Bee!:)
The watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon are favorite summer fruit for most of us.David Livingstone,, an explorer of Africa, described watermelon as abundant in the Kalahari Desert, where it is believed to have originated.Until the 1940s, however, it was hard to find watermelons in good condition at grocery stores.Then Charles Fredric Andrus, a horticulturist at the USDA Vegetable Breeding Laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina, set out to produce a disease-resistant and wilt-resistant watermelon.A one-cup serving of watermelon will provide around 48 calories. Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A. More info at Wikipedia.
I have just returned from a long but fun vacation and still "recovering" from it!;D
As soon as I came back I was thinking of Watermelon for this event and quickly managed to make a chilled Watermelon breakfast drizzled with tangy yogurt and sprinkled with crunchy sweetish Oats crumble and whipped up a yummy ,easy Watermelon cooler too. Enjoy and I will see you all in your blogs as soon as possible!:)
A bowl of Chilled Watermelon with crunchy Oats Crumble:
How to make it:
Select a smaller,young and seedless Watermelon, scoop few Watermelon balls either with a Melon baller or with the help of Ice cream Scoop like I did!!Place them in a individual bowls and chill in the fridge for 1/2 an hour. Whip 1/4 cup of plain Yogurt or flavored Yogurt if you like and drizzle over the Watermelon balls.Return it to the fridge while you make the crunchy Oats Crumble.
Heat a non-stick pan with 2-3 tsps of butter.Add 1/4 cup of old fashioned Oats or Quick cooking Quaker Oats,2 tbsp or more to your taste brown or white sugar,1 Tbsp plain flour,1/2 tsp Cinnamon pd,1/4 tsp Ginger pd.Stir fry on medium heat for 2 mints or until Oats are golden and crisp.Do not burn it.Let it cool and sprinkle as much as you want on Watermelon just before serving.
Enjoy a refreshing and healthy breakfast in the morning!:))
Here is a quick and cool Beverage for you for hot Summer afternoons!
Here is how to make it:
1. Cut about 2-3 cups Watermelon chunks and add to a blender to make a smooth liquid to make about 2 cups of juice.
2. Add 1 cup of Orange juice to blender along 2 tbsp sugar and blend again.
3. Strain the cooler to tall glasses and chill in the fridge. serve with a chunk of Watermelon on the rim of the glass as a garnish.
4. I don't strain the cooler as I like the thick Watermelon residue in the bottom of the glass!
Enjoy both and see you all later!:))