Mint Watermelon Summer Salad


Happy National Watermelon Day!  This Mint Watermelon Summer Salad is the perfect summer treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.  And by adding mint you turn an ordinary melon into a refreshing dessert.


  • 2 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1 tbs mint, finely chopped


  • In a large bowl, combine watermelon and mint
  • Refrigerate for one hour (or until chilled)
  • Pro Tip: For a fun twist, consider adding fresh lime juice, black pepper, and/or feta cheese!

Health Benefits of Watermelon:

  • Watermelon is over 90% water, which will help keep you hydrated
  • Loaded with vitamins A & C as well as potassium
  • Contains a phytonutrient (lycopene) that helps prevent cancer and heart disease

Late Night Snacking Tips

(image via Let’s talk late night snacking.  I’m guilty…and you’re probably guilty too.  12 a.m. rolls around and suddenly all you can think about is what’s in your pantry.  Many diets condemn late-night eating because of its supposed effects on your waist ...

read more

Things I’m Loving Friday #8

Hiking Even though it is approximately 8,000 degrees in Los Angeles, I still like to spend as much time outside as possible.  Since I haven’t been able to run or cycle because of a stubborn IT band injury, I’ve decided to compensate by ...

read more

College Weight Gain Part 2

(image via The Atlantic) Why do college students – especially freshman – gain weight, as much as 11 times more than typical 17 to 18 year olds?  The obvious answer is that they eat too much and exercise too little.  But why?  What’s ...

read more

Things I’m Loving Friday #7

Pura Vida Bracelets Pura Vida bracelets are my favorite summer arm candy. “Pura Vida” translates to “pure life.” All bracelets are hand-made in Costa Rica (where the company aims to provide jobs to local artisans). The idea came about when Griffin Thall and ...

read more