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Fast and Fun Watermelon ‘Cake’

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Just a quick post to share a fun way to dress up a traditional summer dish. I saw a different version of this with whipped cream ‘frosting’ and it is cute, but who needs the fluff? Watermelon is such a great food and I love it on its own or with other fruit.

Here are some of my favorite things about watermelon:

  • It’s high in anti-oxidants, Vitamin C and Beta-Carotenes which all can help reduce inflammation

  • It’s a natural diuretic and helps flush the kidneys.
  • It contains Folic acid and Citrulline, which may reduce the risk of a heart attack, stroke and colon cancer.
  • It is a rich source of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.
  • It is pretty darn refreshing on a hot day.
  • It’s beautiful to look at.
  • Watermelon is a great addition to a picnic or BBQ or other casual event. If it’s served at a function that’s a little fancier, you often see it cubed or balled. This is an alternative that’s easy, beautiful and fun!
    All you do is cut the rounded ends off of the watermelon and carve the center from the rind (great visual instructions at PaleoCupboard. Sprinkle some berries around and put on a pretty cake plate and you are set! You could go through the trouble of frosting and decorating, but I think it’s pretty nekked! Enjoy!

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