Shaved watermelon . . . Yes!

Round watermelon with slices. USDA.

Hello there everybody. Happy Labor Day. How about something totally cool and so, so fresh?

You’ve got to do this before summer is over. I didn’t have any chocolate chips but had some fresh mint. Oooh la la.

Shaved Watermelon with Dark Chocolate Chips

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Whole Watermelon Shaved Ice Dark Chocolate⁠ ⁠@veganessential 🎥 @tastemade ⁠ Ingredients⁠ 1/2 a small watermelon⁠ Dark Chocolate chips⁠ #vegan ⁠ Steps⁠ Cut the watermelon in half, scoop out in balls then set to chill in the refrigerator.⁠ Scrape out the remaining watermelon flesh.⁠ Blend all of the watermelon flesh in a blender.⁠ Strain and pour into a pan. Freeze until solid.⁠ Scrape out with a spoon.⁠ Place the shaved ice in the center of the watermelon cup. ⁠ Then place the watermelon balls around the sides of the watermelon cup.⁠ Decorate with chocolate chips to finish. . . . . #summerhacks #veganfood #plantbasednutrition #plantbasedathlete #veganlifters #veganfoodshare #tryingvegan #cleaneatinglifestyle #veggiegrill #healthylife #planteating #healthybreakfast #cheflife #plantfood #plantbasedpower #plantbasedfoods #ecofriendly #plantbasedfoodie #animalsabove #nutritionalyeast #nooch #theveggieburger #vegetariano #veganfoodie #veganrecipes #vegnews

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Vegan Watermelon Granitas

Not a melon baller? Ha ha ha ha! How about this? Serves 4.

Vegan Water Melon Granitas. By Jessica in the Kitchen.
Vegan Watermelon Granitas. By Jessica in the Kitchen.

INGREDIENTS
1/2 watermelon, seedless or seeds removed (4 cups cubed watermelon)
Juice of two limes
3 tablespoons agave nectar

Be careful not to make it too sweet. You may want to use a little bit less than 3 tablespoons but in my opinion not more.

Now just blend it, spoon it out into a freezer friendly container, and freeze it like in the Instagram recipe above. Takes about two to three hours to be solid enough.

Then you scrape it out with a fork (that’s how I do it). Put it in a glass container and serve with a spoon. Depending on the depth of the glass, I serve it with ice tea spoons.

My sister-in-law pours a shot of vodka over hers. She’s supposed to be on a fruit “cleanse” at the moment, so not sure how the vodka figures into it. Is vodka fruit based? Shows you what I know, right? Wink!

How to Juice a Lime

I am normally not a klutz in the kitchen but I am messy as heck trying to juice fruits. It runs down my arm. I found this helpful.

Three Ways to Juice a Lime. Wiki Tips.
Three Ways to Juice a Lime. Wiki Tips.

So Healthy

Healthline says this about (vodka free) watermelon:

Watermelon is a surprisingly healthy fruit. It has a high water content and also delivers many other important nutrients, including lycopene and vitamin C. These nutrients mean that watermelon isn’t only a tasty low-calorie treat — it’s also very good for your health.

Do horses eat watermelon?

Most will. Ours do for sure.

In small quantities, a bit of watermelon rind is fine. Your horse can eat the ripe part, too, seeds and all. Some may not like melon, while others will be wild about it.

I just cut one in half, whether a big oblong one, or a round one, and put it on the ground. I find this the best way to keep fingers out of the way especially with kids around. Horses naturally know what to eat and how much. Ours leave most of the rind behind for example.

Lve Ptsy

PS Fingers crossed I don’t have a dozen typos. 

Patsy talks popsicles

It’s summer. Hot and sticky in our hemisphere. Houston is a veritable steam bath! But then . . . . you know.

How about something totally cool then — like popsicles? Yessss!

I love popsicles, don’t you? I especially love making popsicles. Vegan ones. Naturally!

Recipes

We have loads of vegan popsicle recipes here on Tuesday’s Horse.

Go here for all vegan popsicle recipes search results »

Or by individual posts below:

Patriotic Popsicles. One Green Planet.
Patriotic Popsicles. Click image for recipe. Image: One Green Planet.

• Source: https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/8-totally-cool-and-tasty-recipes-for-homemade-vegan-popsicles/ »


Vegan Chai Popsicles. Click image for recipe here on Tuesday's Horse. Image source: Unknown.
Vegan Chai Popsicles. Click image for recipe. Image source: Unknown.

• Source: https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/cool-off-vegan-style-with-these-creamy-chai-coconut-popsicles/ »


Watermelon Kiwi vegan popsicles. By Well Vegan.
Vegan watermelon popsicles (and more). Click image for recipe. Image Source: Well Vegan.

https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/its-national-watermelon-day-lets-have-some-tasty-vegan-fun/ »


Blackberry Coconut Popsicles. Source image.
Vegan Blackberry Coconut Popsicles. Click for recipe. Source image.

https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/blackberry-coconut-lime-strawberry-lime-yogurt-popsicle-recipes/ »


Help the Planet!

Click to shop The Horse Fund at Zazzle.com. Zazzle image of custom design paper straws.
Click to shop The Horse Fund at Zazzle.com. Zazzle image of custom design paper straws.

We can help the planet too by using paper straws instead of something plastic.

Buy artisan paper straws on Zazzle via our Gift Shop link and make money for horses with your purchase »

When you get a chance, take a look here at all the darling ways to use paper straws and repurpose plastic ones. You will be charmed at the super cute ideas people have come up with for kids parties and more.

Thanks horse lovers!