The Watermelon Song

November 18, 2010

“Watermelon. Watermelon. I love, you love Watermelon!”

When Ben and I stayed in Hong Kong for a few weeks at the tail end of our European/Thailand adventure last year, we were finally able to spend a good amount of time with his gorgeous little niece, Ella. She is far too cute (and smart) for words, and loves to sing. Ella would listen to The Watermelon Song, by Justine from Play School, over and over again. Even now, whenever we see some watermelon, Ben and I break into song.

Last Sunday morning, I made us a refreshing breakfast following our gym workout and a very successful op shop visit.

Fresh “Watermelon. Watermelon.” and Raspberry juice.

Served with Banana and Yoghurt Soft Serve – inspired by Choosing Raw.

Banana Yoghurt Soft Serve

Two frozen bananas mixed with ~300g vanilla yoghurt, blended until the consistency of creamy, delicious soft serve (~2 minutes). I adore making and eating this, and will often have it as a healthy evening treat.

I also whipped up a quick batch of my Maple Granola with Vanilla and Pecans for something crunchy to sprinkle on top.

Eaten whilst reading the Sunday papers, marvelling at our recent op shop purchases and singing The Watermelon Song, it was a positively perfect Sunday morning.

Heidi xo
  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) November 18, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Seriously – this looks divine!!

    Mr BBB and I were only talking the other day about the gloriously sweet watermelon we ate while in Thailand! I have never had such a tasty watermelon since 🙁

  • Michelle Chin November 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Ooh, very healthy and fruity. 🙂

  • Heidi November 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Lisa – yes, the fruit in Thailand is insanely good! So fresh and sweet. I especially loved the papaya and pomelo.

    Michelle – why, thank you! T'was what I was going for 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Kiki Chaos November 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Ooh, I have a whole heap of bananas in the freezer that I put there before they went off. I was going to bake them but now I think I'll make smoothies.

    I'm also interested in your opshop finds!

  • Jennifer (Delicieux) November 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    What a deliciously healthy breakfast. 🙂 I love watermelon and raspberry. I will have to try it.

  • Hannah November 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    What a lovely, lovely collections of yummy eats and happy feelings 🙂 This post made me happy!

    I've never added yoghurt to my banana ice cream concoctions before… Will definitely be trying this out soon!

  • Heidi November 18, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Kiki Chaos – smoothies with frozen bananas are the best! My op shop finds included many old, vintage cooking/food posters, some old coins and some old marvel comic books. I'm constantly trawling through op shops looking for gems to decorate our place with (that we hope to buy in the not-so-distant future).

    Jennifer – watermelon, raspberry and mint is a favourite too!

    Hannah – I'm so glad it made you happy! It made me happy to eat it too. Adding yoghurt is a great way for extra protein and calcium 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella November 18, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I'm so trying that banana and yogurt idea-that sounds so deliciously good! 😀

  • ClaireyH November 18, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    I didn't know you could freeze bananas, considering how many I throw out, I am going to start doing this.

    But I certainly know the song, way too well.

  • laurak November 18, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I've been meaning to try Gena's soft serve recipe, that looks delicious!
    I have to say, I am not a fan of watermelon at all, or any other kind of melon…cantaloupe, rock melon (which might be the same thing?), even paw paw and papaya (which might also be the same thing!), I dislike them all! It's frustrating because watermelon especially looks so refreshing in the summer…but I just can't stand the taste!
    Lovely photos though regardless!
    Laura 🙂

  • hbobier November 19, 2010 at 2:29 am

    I love the maple granola! To be honest, I hate watermelon though. I don't know what's wrong with me, the texture just freaks me out. 🙂

  • Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear November 19, 2010 at 5:15 am

    Ahhhh, fresh watermelon! I'm craving some seriously 🙂

  • Kath November 19, 2010 at 7:05 am

    This looks fabulous! I love frozen fruit in my smoothies, makes them almost like icecream! 😀

  • Lisa Walker November 19, 2010 at 8:04 am

    This is my first time on your site. I love it! Can't wait to see your previous posts!

    Please check out my chef blog– Lisa Walker– thedeftchef.blogspot.com

  • Heidi November 19, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Lorraine – It is good, definitely try it 🙂

    Clairey – Yes, it is a great way to save bananas that are about to be too far gone. I love that you know the song too!

    Laura – that is a shame!! There are lots of other delicious summer fruits though – I love stone fruit so much.

    Heidi – hehe, nothing wrong with you. A few people aren't watermelon fans it seems 🙂

    Anne – nothing better than sweet, fresh watermelon!

    Kath – thank you! Frozen fruit does make it like ice-cream. Healthy ice-cream!

    Lisa – thank you! I will definitely check out your blog 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Anna Johnston November 19, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Nice one, I've been throwing lots of these yummy summer fruits into the blender for a meal lately too. Oooh, how I love summer fruits.

  • Reghan November 19, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Do you take all these pictures yourself, because they are awesome!

  • Heidi November 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Anna – sounds delicious! A fruit soup of sorts 🙂

    Reghan – thank you! I do, with my beloved Nikon SLR, my baby!

    Heidi xo

  • Indie.Tea November 19, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Hmmm, that sounds like a delicious combination of fruit.
    And Thailand is one of my top 5 places to visit – I'm so jealous 🙂

  • Angela (the diet book junkie) November 19, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    that soft serve is an excellent idea! is it okay to freeze afterward you blend it?

  • Heidi November 19, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Indie.Tea – Thailand is such a beautiful place, I cannot wait to revisit (in 2 months!!).

    Angela – I have never tried re-freezing but I suppose you could!? I'll give it a go soon 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • The InTolerant Chef November 19, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I love watermelon juiced with mint. Sooo refreshing!

  • Carly Findlay November 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    This looks great 🙂
    I am going to make it in the hot months.

  • grace November 21, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    your granola looks perfect–i love all those seeds! and the watermelon refresher would really hit the spot, even as i hover over my space heater. 🙂

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