Creamy watermelon smoothies

  • Prep Time
    10 mins
  • Cook Time
    0 mins
  • Serving
    3
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Smoothies are a great way to pack a lot of different ingredients into a glass. If you’re pressed for time, a smoothie is a convenient on-the-go breakfast, snack, or post-workout beverage, and there are no limits to what you can add to one. Although watermelon might not be the first ingredient you’d choose to add to a smoothie, it makes for one of the most refreshing drinks.

Our recipe pairs the sweet watermelon with yogurt, milk (or plant-based milk), and maple syrup for a thick and flavorful drink. Watermelons are marvelous ingredients. Since they have 90 percent water content, they are low in calories with just 30 in a 100-gram serving. Look for seedless watermelons, as they’re easier to cut for freezing, don’t have seeds that need to be removed, and are a lot sweeter.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Freeze: 60 mins
Total: 70 mins
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Yield: 4 cups

 

Ingredients

Nutrition

  • Daily Value*
  • 103 Calories
  • 1g Fat
  • 23g Carbs
  • 2g Protein

    Directions

    Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.

    Step 2

    Cut the watermelon into small chunks of about 1/2 inch square. This size will be easier to blend into the smoothie. Reserve a few wedges, rind included, for the garnish

    Step 3

    Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place the fresh-cut watermelon on the cookie sheet, leaving space between the pieces. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 1 hour. If preparing the watermelon in advance for smoothies later in the week, once frozen, transfer to plastic storage bags and freeze in 3-cup portions until ready to use.

    Step 4

    Once frozen, measure 3 cups of frozen watermelon and place in a blender. Top the fruit with milk, yogurt, and maple syrup. Blend until smooth.

    Step 5

    Serve the watermelon smoothies immediately in chilled glasses. Garnish with a wedge of watermelon and fresh mint, if desired.

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