First, I have to say that normally I would never blend watermelon into a smoothie. I love watermelon too much and would rather eat is fresh than in a smoothie.
Sadly the last three watermelons I have bought have been less than sub par. (So disappointing.) I did not want to eat them fresh, but they were not bad enough to just throw out. So I googled ‘watermelon smoothie’ and low and behold I saw that Minimalist Baker had a Strawberry Chia Watermelon Smoothie. I made a couple of modifications…. and boom! I was able to use up my watermelon.
I know from previous experience that freezing watermelon does not turn out well. When I was little I tried to freeze watermelon and it turned out all mushy and gross. So FYI, cutting up watermelon and freezing it for later use may not turn out well.
This smoothie is great as a smoothie bowl or in a glass. It travels well, too. I put it in my thermos and have brought it to class with me. I say this because I tried to do the same with a green smoothie last week and that smoothie was too frothy and ended up being a pain to try to drink “on the go”.
- 2 cups fresh watermelon balls
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 fresh or frozen banana*
- 1/2 cup plant milk**
- 1-2 packets of Stevia (depending on plant milk and watermelon sweetness)
*You may need to reduce the amount of plant milk used if you are using a fresh banana and want this to be a smoothie bowl.
**I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk and 2 packets of Stevia because my watermelon is not very sweet.
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Stop and scrape down the sides as needed.
- Pour into a glass or a bowl and enjoy! I like my smoothie bowls with granola, strawberries, or chia seeds.
For one serving.
I used 1/2 of a small banana and 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Toppings not included below.