7 Watermelon-Based Breakfast Recipes For Summer Mornings

Watermelon is among the juiciest fruits that is considered best for keeping your body hydrated in summer. Reportedly, it is 90% water only, and the fruit is rich in nutrients like vitamins C and A. The shell is green with black uneven stripes, and the pulpy portion is reddish pink which makes this an irresistible delight in the hot and humid weather.

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Belonging to the family of Cucurbitaceae, the fruit has reportedly originated in West Africa and spread across the world. Today, it is grown in India in many states, including Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. If you love this fruit too, here are a few breakfast dishes that you can make with it. 

Watermelon And Avocado Toast

Watermelon’s sweet notes impeccably complement the nutty flavour of an avocado. Toast a few slices of bread and add your favourite dip in a small quantity. Top each toast with chopped watermelon and avocado. Drizzle balsamic glaze, sprinkle salt, and add crumbled feta cheese on top to finish the dish. You can add a pinch of black pepper as well before biting into the toast.

Watermelon Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowl is the easiest to prepare in the morning. It does not require effort and has a fulfilling effect. Thus, it can help to curb your cravings. Start by blending curd, watermelon, coconut water, and banana into a thick but smooth concoction. Pour this smoothie into a bowl and top it with broken granola bars, fresh mint leaves, and sliced strawberries. Your breakfast bowl is ready for you to dig in.

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Watermelon Pancakes

In summer, instead of boring pancakes, you can make fruity pancakes using watermelon. Add small chunks of the fruit and juice to the batter and pour it on a hot skillet to make pancakes. Serve the bites of heavenly delights with hung curd or Greek yoghurt, fresh fruits, a drizzle of maple syrup and coffee or tea.

Watermelon Salad

If you want to enjoy a bowl of salad in the morning, it should be watermelon feta salad. Dice the fruits and toss the pieces in a bowl along with crumbled feta cheese, a tablespoon of lemon juice, and a sprinkle of chopped mint leaves. You can make it more interesting by plating it on a bed of mixed greens and enjoying a healthy and hearty bowl in the morning.

Watermelon Yoghurt Bowl

Watermelon pairs well with yoghurt. The sweetness of the fruit compliments the tangy notes of curd. Start by mixing watermelon cubes with a spoonful of hung curd or Greek yoghurt. Top this mixture with toasted coconut flakes, dried fruits, and a drizzle of honey. You can also add some hemp seeds or chia seeds to elevate its nutritional value.

Watermelon Parfait

Apart from cheese, watermelon also gels with cottage cheese or paneer. Take a clean glass, and layer paneer with sliced or diced watermelon. Add roughly chopped granola bars and chopped nuts on the top. Complete the parfait with some whipped cream, fresh berries, and grated chocolate. While you get ready for the office, refrigerate the parfait, and enjoy it before leaving.

Watermelon Chia Pudding

Start by soaking chia seeds in coconut milk (or any other type of milk of your choice) along with a few drops of vanilla extract. Keep the chia seeds in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, top the chia seeds pudding with chopped pieces of watermelon, crushed dried fruits, and honey. This pudding will leave you in gastronomic heaven, and you don’t have to put in a lot of effort to prepare it.