Did you know that National Watermelon Day is celebrated on August 3rd? We found some Wacky ways to use watermelon that are just too good to keep to ourselves. From healthy recipes to beauty treatments – Come see for yourself!
Welcome to National Watermelon Day celebrated The Hard Hat Belles way! Grab your drink and a seat and we will show you some unusual ways to use watermelon that will amaze you!
It’s kind of crazy but we didn’t find out about National Watermelon Day until a week ago. You see we filmed our video in May in anticipation of summer recipes; but once we did we had lots more fun finding out about the history of the watermelon. For instance – did you know that the watermelon originated in Africa? Or that the first recorded harvest was 5,000 years ago in Egypt? Check out more fun facts and info at the International Business Times website.
Seriously, Watermelon Music??
We also found some fun and cool watermelon MUSIC – oh yeah! Share this with your family and friends it will get them up and dancing for watermelon!
Sound Off Issues
We are so excited to share our new finds with you! But first I want to let you know that we had a crisis on set when filming. The original plan was to film us lounging at the beach sharing all these wonderful ideas with you, but God had other plans and our sound completely crashed. However, we didn’t crawl in a hole and scream (okay, just a little), so we pulled up our boot straps and came up with a “voice/film over” as if reminiscing about our spa day. We hope you enjoy our fix to our sound off issue!
We love watermelon, but what we love more is finding new ways to use ordinary items or food. After much research and testing in The Hard Hat Belles kitchen we came up with some recipes for a facial mask, hand & body scrub, watermelon steaks, watermelon pizza, watermelon smoothie and freezer letter cubes. We hope you have as much fun making and using them as we did!
Note: We used one watermelon to make all of these yummy ideas! And all the recipes are edible and safe – YES including the facial mask and hand & body scrub (very yummy indeed).
Ingredients you will need: Seedless watermelon , 1/2 cup of your favorite balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
Grill watermelon steaks over high heat 2 to 4 minutes per side or until grill marks appear, brush on leftover marinade. You can use an outdoor or indoor grill.
To serve, cut watermelon steaks in half. Drizzle with reserved 2 tablespoons marinade.
Ingredients you will need: 1 1/2 cups white sugar, 2 tsp poppy seed, 1 tsp lime juice, 1/4 cup watermelon juice (blender works wonders), 1 tsp lime zest, 1 tbsp olive oil.
Combine all ingredients until thoroughly mixed. The zest and olive oil are optional. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week. Shake or mix before each use.
To exfoliate your hands or when you shower, take a handful of scrub and gently rub on the skin, rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
Ingredients you will need (not the actual mask as displayed in the picture above:o): 2 tsp watermelon mush, 1 tsp honey, 2 tsp of our Greek yogurt recipe.
To get The Hard Hat Belle recipe on How To Easily Make Greek Yogurt In A Crock Pot click here.
Combine all ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week. Shake or mix before each use.
Gently apply onto the face (avoiding the eyes). Let rest on face until dry, rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Fresh and shiny!
Ingredients you will need: Watermelon, cottage cheese, blueberries, coconut, chocolate sauce, mint leaves – make sure to add your own favorites!
Cut your watermelon slices at least 1″ thick. Cut into triangular pieces.
Using the tip of the knife carefully cut a slit into the side of the watermelon slice in the same direction as the length of the rind.
Insert Popsicle stick into the slit.
Mash the cottage cheese slightly. This will allow the other ingredients to adhere to the watermelon pizza better. An alternative to the cottage cheese mash is to use our Greek Yogurt recipe. To get The Hard Hat Belle recipe on How To Easily Make Greek Yogurt In A Crock Pot click here.
Top with blueberries and coconut. Drizzle chocolate over the top and sprinkle chopped mint leaves on top. This healthy dessert is best served immediately. Unbelievably yummy!
Ingredients you will need: Watermelon, our Greek yogurt recipe, orange juice, cranberry juice, banana(s), blueberries and of course a blender.
Note: There is no exact measurements here, just measure according to your tastes.
Add the liquids first i.e. cranberry and orange juice.
Add our Greek Yogurt and blend briefly. To get The Hard Hat Belle recipe on How To Easily Make Greek Yogurt In A Crock Pot click here.
Add blueberries and banana and blend well.
Add the watermelon last and blend to your desired consistency.
For more of a slushy beverage add ice cubes. Add a straw and enjoy!
Frozen Watermelon Shapes
Ingredients & supplies you will need: Watermelon (scraps work very well), and desired metal cookie cutters.
Place the cookie cutters in the disired position. Press firmly and evenly on the cookie cutter.
Place in freezer for roughly 30 minutes or until frozen.
Note: We used them on our smoothie glasses to tell whose was whose glass, however when we went to put the “D” on mine we neglected to cut a small portion out of the bottom to allow it to slide onto the glass and it split.
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MAY YOUR DAY BE SPENT
Love & Hugs,
Denine & Wiebke