The weather is getting warmer and that means that it's Smoothie season! Who am I kidding? Every season is smoothie season! Check out this delicious watermelon mint smoothie. I think you'll love it. Satisfying watermelon with a hint of refreshing mint. How could you go wrong?
Looks delicious, doesn't it? You won't believe how easy this recipe is!
2 ½ cups watermelon (frozen is better if you have the time to chunk and freeze beforehand)
1 cup plain yogurt
2 sprigs mint; 1 diced and 1 for topping
1 tablespoon sugar or honey for sweetness
How to make watermelon mint smoothie?
Place watermelon, ice, mint, honey, and yogurt into to a blender.
It helps if you do this in layers - first ice, then mint, then honey, then yogurt, repeat. This will help the smoothie blend better and take extra stress off of your blender. Side note: If you're looking for a workhorse of a blender, you've got to have a Ninja blender!
Pour into a glass and garnish with a mint sprig for a pretty and refreshing drink. Mint sprigs can be purchased in the grocery store, but if you want them fresher, here's how to grow herbs indoors.
I told you it was easy!
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Questions People Ask:
No - watermelon is high in carbohydrates
If you add strawberry, you will have a watermelon mint strawberry smoothie. If you add pineapple, you will have a watermelon mint pineapple smoothie. Both are really good! As a matter of fact, you can add any kind of fruit that you want to to change up the flavor. Cucumber watermelon mint smoothies are delicious, too! All you have to do is add a few slices when you blend everything up.
You sure can! A smoothie bowl is basically a thicker than usual smoothie in a bowl topped with some fresh fruit, coconut, or nuts. All you have to do to make this into a smoothie bowl is add some extra ice and fruit and you're good to go!
How to choose a watermelon:
First, make sure that you choose a smooth watermelon. Watermelons with dents or cuts can indicate fungus or insects.
Second, pick up the watermelon. Watermelons are 91% water, so your watermelon should be rather heavy. Light watermelons may have not been watered properly.
Tap it. If it makes a hollow sound, put it back. It's over ripe.
Smell the watermelon. (Not with everyone in the grocery store watching.) If it smells rancid, don't eat it.
The takeaway here is that you want a watermelon that is heavy, smells fresh, and has no visible blemishes.
If you are buying already cut watermelon, look for the reddest flesh. It should be juicy and firm, not dried out. Alternately, watermelon that is floating in its own water isn't a good sign either, as that may mean that it's over ripe and beginning to ferment.
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