The Healthiest Cake in the Universe!!

It’s time to celebrate, and you need a bold, beautiful dessert to symbolize your excitement for the day….whether it’s a holiday like the 4th of July, or a Summer birthday, or a get-together with your favorite potluck friends.  But wait – you want to keep it healthy, because you know one of your guests is trying on a vegan diet, or avoiding gluten, or a recovering sugar addict…..or maybe you just want to avoid the sugar crash that sends everyone into nap mode after your big feast —- You need the Healthiest Cake in the Universe!!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 watermelon
  • Birthday candles
  • Fresh berries (optional, for garnish)

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This “Cake” is Good Source of:

  1. Potassium: we need more potassium than any other vitamin or mineral!
  2. Vitamin C: essential antioxidant that supports healthy gums and immune function
  3. Vitamin A: the beta carotene in watermelon is an antioxidant, as well as a source of Vitamin A for healthy eyes & immune function
  4. Vitamin B6: essential for protein metabolism
  5. Water: fruit counts towards your 8 cups/day!
  6. Lycopene: antioxidant with potential anti-cancer properties; lycopene  (and beta carotene) get stored in our skin, where they can serve as a very mild sunblock, and even make you more attractive to the opposite sex!!
  7. Citrulline: speaking of sex….this amino acid (protein) found in incredibly high amounts in watermelon, has given watermelon a unique reputation as “Nature’s Viagra

 

This recipe is way to easy!  All you do is:

  1. Slice a 1-2 inch thick cross-section out of the whole watermelon
  2. Place your watermelon slice (cross-section) on a serving platter
  3. Garnish with colorful berries
  4. Insert a few candles.
  5. Sing Happy Birthday!….or light the sparklers!

Yes, you can slice and eat the “cake” but I usually plan to have a separate platter of watermelon ready to go, because the cake gets wax on it, and also I like to preserve the celebratory vibe of this creatively healthy cake…..so I use the remaining watermelon to slice/cube/ball/etc. for easy serving.

Sliced watermelon is a great dessert by itself, and it pairs nicely with an assortment of party beverages: white wine, hard cider, cocktails, seltzer, all pair nicely with watermelon…. (much better than a typical cake does)…. there are so many more ideas for Watermelon Desserts here.… if you want to take it up to the  next level!

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This recipe is:

Vegan, Gluten Free,  Paleo, Low Carb, No Added Sugar, Low Sodium, Low Saturated Fat, Non-GMO, Sugar Free, Grain free,Vegetarian, Healthy, Delicious

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