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WATERMELON PIZZA

Watermelon pizza makes a fun and refreshing healthy summer dessert. Better still, it’s super quick and easy to prepare with no oven required!

Watermelon is naturally sweet, juicy and refreshing — perhaps not surprising given that it’s 92% water!  It contains only 46 calories per cup, but is packed with vitamins like C and A, as well as disease-fighting phytonutrients including the carotenoid antioxidant lycopene.

In addition to giving watermelon its beautiful red colour, lycopene may help to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, and to prevent osteoporosis, cancer, stroke, diabetes, heart disease, and memory loss in diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Watermelon’s lycopene concentration rises steadily as the watermelon flesh is left to ripen from white to pink to the deep pinkish-red colour we all love.

Ingredients for 3 to 4 servings (2 slices each):

  • one large round slice from centre of watermelon, cut approximately 2.5 cm (or 1 inch) thick

  • 1/2 cup homemade probiotic coconut yogurt or plain Greek yogurt

  • optional yogurt add-ins: 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract; Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, raw honey, or sweetener of choice, adjusted to taste; 1/2 to 1 scoop E3Live Blue Majik blue spirulina (for blue yogurt)

  • optional toppings: fresh berries, diced grapes or kiwi, toasted coconut chips, shelled hemp seeds, fresh mint, nuts/seeds, ricotta cheese or vegan mozzarella, granola or trail mix, dark chocolate chips, or toppings of choice

Directions:

  1. Cut the watermelon round into 6 to 8 pizza-style slices.

  2. Flavour, sweeten and/or colour the yogurt as desired.

  3. Spread some yogurt mixture on each slice and add toppings as desired.

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For the slices above:

  1. Homemade probiotic coconut yogurt mixed with Blue Majik spirulina. Topped with blueberries and toasted coconut chips.

  2. Plain homemade probiotic coconut yogurt. Topped with diced organic grapes and shelled hemp seeds.

  3. No yogurt. Topped with fresh mint, pistachios, and crumbled vegan mozzarella cheese. I added a drizzle of balsamic reduction after the photo.

  4. Same as number 1, but with blackberries instead of blueberries.

  5. Same as number 3.

  6. Plain homemade coconut yogurt. Topped with diced cherries and granola.