Thursday, June 9, 2011

Great Use for Overripe Watermelon

When my mom was in town she picked up a watermelon at the grocery store for us.  The problem was, the weather was chilly and rainy so nobody felt like watermelon.  When I finally decided to serve it up one day after school we were disappointed to discover that it was overripe.  You know when it gets that weird mealy texture?  Sigh...what a waste.

But then I thought, "Hey, it still tastes's not rotten or anything, just not a nice crisp slice.  I wonder if I could use it for something else?"

So I diced it up, put the cubes in the freezer, and once they were frozen solid I put them all in a big bag and left them in the freezer.  We've been using them all week for after school smoothies and slushies.

They are great blended with a handful of frozen strawberries and a splash of orange juice, pink lemonade or limeade.  You don't need to add ice cubes at all....just use your "watermelon cubes".  Add more or less fruit juice for your desired consistency.  So refreshing and makes a perfect homemade "Slushie" without all the food colouring and crazy amounts of sugar.

Perfect on a hot day!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Everyday Active #32 - Golf Day

I haven't posted in a few days, because summer fun has finally arrived!  The last few days have been filled with end of school year field trip to the horse stables, sports day, track meet, and a trip to the beach.  So not much exercise other than biking to and from the school.

Today though was our ministries Charity Golf Tournament and I was once again reminded of how much hard work it is to golf 18 holes!  I am wiped out!  It's no cardio, that's for sure, but I know my arms and shoulders used muscles today that aren't used to being stretched.

Next week I've got to revisit some good ol' cardio though.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Everyday Active #31 - Canucks Who?

It's NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs right now, and for the first time in many years Vancouver's hockey team is in the finals.  I can appreciate the level of excitement, but since I'm not a hockey fan to begin with, I didn't want to be stuck inside watching a sport that I don't care about.

I convinced the group of young adults that I mentor to join me on a walk along the river.  Since most of the population was watching the game, we had the trail to ourselves!  We power walked 6 KM and the rain kindly stayed away.  The river had a cool, eerie mist hanging just above.

Thanks for joining me guys!

P.S.  The Canucks won....