Here’s a recipe for a watermelon sorbet I read in a French magazine. I gave it a try omitting the sugar and honey (which I felt were unnecessary). Of course, this ended up looking nothing like in the magazine…:
But still, this recipe was really good and I made a kind of watermelon granita out of it.
I placed the watermelon (cut into pieces) in the freezer for about an hour, processed the frozen pieces of watermelon in a food processor, and added the other ingredients.
Nutrition facts per portion (if you divide the recipe in 4 servings): 103 kcal, 2.5 g protein, 12.9 g carbs, 8.9 g sugar, 4.6 g fat, 1.5 g fiber.
The watermelon I bought was about the size of a big medicine ball. I found a complete 40-min medicine ball workout on Youtube. You don’t need to throw the ball on the floor during the whole workout. This was the perfect occasion to use this new ‘all-natural’ medicine ball!
A couple of things that are good to know about this workout if you’d like to give it a try:
– The video quality is a bit low, as well as the audio, so you need to turn up the volume. The sound doesn’t seem to be well-synchronized with the video, but that didn’t bother me that much.
– There is no water break during the whole workout.
– It is more difficult than it looks if you’re using a watermelon. The first 20 minutes were okay, but I was struggling to keep up the right pace during the last 10 minutes. I suppose the medicine balls they’re using aren’t very heavy.
– There is a possibility that you accidentally drop the watermelon during the exercise that’s called “lunges to present” (at 24:15 during the video). But that shouldn’t happen if you take your time and control the move.
– There is almost no stretching at the end, so you may need to cool down a bit on your own.
This was my Polar heart monitor after the workout. All in all, it was a fun, quick, to-the-point home workout with many full body moves that got me sweating in my living room. The trainer has a good positive energy but isn’t over-the-top or annoying (unlike celebrity trainers such as Jillian Michaels or Tony Horton). I will probably do this workout again next time I buy a watermelon!