watermelon smoothie

Watermelon Smoothie

A watermelon smoothie isn’t something I’ve ever considered until you put it with all these ingredients and you get a delicious creamy breakfast in a mason jar!

In all honesty I only bought this watermelon because it was massively reduced when I went to the supermarket. I came home and thought, what can I do with this? You see watermelon isn’t a fruit I tend to enjoy unless I’m lying around a swimming pool with the sun beaming down on me! I definitely prefer the far less favoured cantaloupe melon!

I’ve been drinking, watermelon…smoothies…

So when deciding on what to do with it, The options were, margaritas… But then we didn’t want to spoil a good tequila if it was yuk! We could just eat it like any normal person would.. but heck, who wants to be normal!! I did see a few pulled pork recipes but this was after I’d made the decision I was just going to freeze it and deal with it later!? So whilst I was in the kitchen looking at what else we had, I thought why not just put it in and make a watermelon smoothie? So I decided that and went with it.

On a side note, has anyone tried pulled pork and watermelon? It wasn’t something I would of ever put together but I am thinking about it now. I am partial to putting fruit in a curry and quite enjoy that so I will try it soon!

This morning I tried it, enjoyed it & decided to share it with you!

Check out our smoothie recipe card below…

Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon Smoothie

Another one of our great, quick smoothie recipes. This one includes Watermelon, Strawberries to give a bit more taste and banana to get a creamy base.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Watermelon
  • 1 cup of Strawberries
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 2 cups of Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup of Water
  • 1/2 Lime squeezed

Instructions

  1. Get out all of your ingredients and put them into the blender.
  2. I like to put any softer or none frozen ingredients at the bottom as it just get the blender going quicker. If you have a VitaMix like me then you don't have to worry too much.
  3. Add a little more liquid if it's a little too thick to slurp!
  4. Taste and adjust! Add more banana if you want it creamier, more lime if you want it a bit sharper.. and if you want it more, well, watermelon tasting, just add more of that!

Notes

Freeze your fruit if it's not frozen already. The fruit being frozen will make sure your smoothie is thick and creamy, let's not forget cold. No one wants a warm smoothie!!! I always have a steady stock of frozen bananas in the freezer, whenever I go to the supermarket I buy a green bunch to sit on the side until the go brown and then freeze. I also buy pre-frozen fruit wherever possible.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 5gSugar: 24gProtein: 3g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 5/7/2020.

watermelon smoothie in a mason jar

Added Extras…

I always like to fill my smoothies with as much goodness as possible, if youve got a high powered blender, add a few on the below items druing the blending process.

  • Flax seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Vanilla Protein
  • Spirulina
  • Super berry

There’s a company called Super U, they have so many great options to add to your smoothies. You should definitely check them out here…

Once done, pour into your cups! This should serve two people in your mason jars, you can stretch it to 3 or 4 if you want around 200ml each!

I love making smoothies and trying out new recipes, my favourite has got to be a green smoothie, you get lots of goodness in those, but in the words of Tom, they sometimes taste like grass. I try to avoid that happening but if you’re putting lots of greens in, it can be inevitable. Check out these green smoothies here…

Thanks for reading!

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