Watermelon + Strawberry Summer Smoothie! [Green Recipe Option!]
Beat the heat!
I think we can all agree that watermelon is the perfect fruit for a hot summer day! That triangle wedge of bright goodness is refreshing, naturally juicy and just SCREAMS summer! It’s fun to eat and there’s not a person I don’t know who doesn’t enjoy gobbling on some sweet watermelon!
If you’re not one of them, then I ask you: what did watermelon ever do to you?!
Yesterday, I had so much watermelon left over that I wanted to figure out another way to enjoy this invigorating treat. And voila, blended watermelon! Not the most conventional and common fruit to have in a smoothie but let me tell ya, with the right pairing, it was a delicious outcome. It is one of my favored bits of summer refreshment right now!
While many of us think that watermelon is just a great summer snack option, when you count its nutritive value, you’ll find that it’s packed full of nutrition, ideal for hydration and low in calories and bad fats. They are an excellent source of many vitamins such as vitamin A, C and B6. You can also skip on buying the not really so good for you Gatorade as it’s also another great source of potassium which help to maintain the body’s proper electrolyte and acid base balance.
Watermelon is most definitely nature approved and nutritional. And is it me, or does anyone else think that it’s a little unnatural and weird that we have the option to buy the seedless kind? Hmmm. I’ll have to do some more digging on that and get back to you.
Anyway, you’re probably famished and need a little bit of a pick me up so go ahead and get refreshed! Eaten alone, in a fruit salad or this smoothie, this ice cold treat is a great sidekick for a moment of soaking up some sun rays and getting your daily dose of vitamin D. And more importantly, for enjoying all that summer has to offer. 🙂
What you’ll need:
2-3 cups of watermelon cubes
6 strawberries, frozen and organic
1/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or more if you want it a little more milk-y)
Handful of ice
Blend. Blend. Blend. Pour. Guzzle.
For a GREEN version:
Add 2 cups of organic baby spinach
2 cups of chopped cucumber
1 small green gala apple
1 tbsp of chia seeds
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
Optional: stevia to taste or more watermelon if you want it “sweeter”
Repeat steps. Guzzle and feel amazing.