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Fourth of July Watermelon "Cake"

Fourth of July picnics can present a challenge to those wanting to adhere to a healthful diet, especially when well-meaning but meddlesome family plies with sugar and fat-laden junk, and willpower is finite, friends. Here at Ubuntu Fitness we've tweaked several recipes to create a healthful dessert to keep you away from the junk!

This watermelon "cake" is a real foods-based alternative to traditional refined flour-based cakes. It’s lower in calories, contains a boost of naturally present vitamins, minerals, and even provides additional protein from the Greek yogurt "icing". Best of all, who doesn’t love a juicy summer watermelon? The family can enjoy this dessert on Fourth of July without anyone feeling left out.

Ingredients

  • 1  large watermelon (Note:  1 large watermelon (8-10 lbs) makes 2 cakes - a 1/2 watermelon will yield 1 cake)
  • 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt per cake (we used Stonyfield Organic)
    • Toppings:
      • 1 cup blueberries per cake
      • 1 cup strawberry halves per cake 
      • Optional: 1 cup of slivered almonds per cake

Recipe makes 2 cakes, 8 slices per cake

  1. If using 1 whole watermelon, slice crosswise (when standing the fruit like an egg, cut parallel to the ground)
  2. Slice the tops of the each piece off to create a surface for the toppings
  3. Shave the remaining rind off to create the watermelon "loaf"
  4. Slather the yogurt on for icing and decorate the cake as patriotically as desired!

Nutrition Facts (1 slice with almond slivers and berries): 220 calories, 12.3g carbs, 7.4g fat, 8.3g protein, 3.8g fiber