Healthy Treat

Watermelon with Ricotta Cream

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Watermelon with Ricotta Cream
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Health Score:
7,1 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
25 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 25 min.
Ready in
Calories:
226
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Melon contains citrulline, a substance that helps dilate blood vessels, and thus has a positive effect on blood flow and cholesterol levels. Ricotta, an Italian cream cheese, is packed with calcium and nutrients like vitamin A. 

Ricotta is a product from Italy that resembles cream cheese. However, it's not made from milk like cream cheese, but from whey.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie226 kcal(11 %)
Protein6 g(6 %)
Fat11 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates25 g(17 %)
Sugar added15 g(60 %)
Roughage0.2 g(1 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E0.4 mg(3 %)
Vitamin K0.1 μg(0 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin2.2 mg(18 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate14 μg(5 %)
Pantothenic acid1.3 mg(22 %)
Biotin3.6 μg(8 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.4 μg(13 %)
Vitamin C5 mg(5 %)
Potassium198 mg(5 %)
Calcium158 mg(16 %)
Magnesium18 mg(6 %)
Iron0.4 mg(3 %)
Iodine14 μg(7 %)
Zinc0.1 mg(1 %)
Saturated fatty acids7.2 g
Uric acid16 mg
Cholesterol45 mg
Complete sugar24 g

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
4 Tbsps Whipped cream
9 ozs Ricotta cheese
2 Tbsps milk
half of a Vanilla bean (seeds removed)
3 Tbsps sugar
11 ozs Watermelon (flesh)
mint (for garnish)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
WatermelonRicotta cheesesugarWhipped creammint

Preparation steps

1.

Beat the whipping cream until stiff. Whisk the ricotta cheese, milk, vanilla bean seeds and sugar together until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream and refrigerate for about 1 hour. 

2.

Cut the watermelon flesh into thin slices, then trim into triangles. Arrange the watermelon triangles on small plates and scoop the ricotta cream on top. Garnish with fresh mint and serve.