Freckles in April: Whole Foods Recipe: Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Whole Foods Recipe: Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

Smoothies seem like they SHOULD be easy. Throw a bunch of fruit in a blender. Maybe add some yogurt or something.

And YET! They are not so simple. Most of the times I have tried to wing it the results have been inedible. Maybe that's just me?

Anyway, I love when people post their smoothie recipes. So when this recipe popped up on Perry's Plate (a fantastic recipe blog filled with all kinds of yummy, healthy recipes) I was like, BINGO.

And OH do I love this smoothie recipe. It tastes like summer in a glass. On my birthday, Stinky asked for some watermelon with his lunch but I only had enough left for one more smoothie. So I said no.

(Stop judging me, it was my birthday!!)

I love this recipe as-is but it's pretty filling so I occasionally use it as an my whole breakfast. When I do that, I feel like I need to add a few extras to round it out. I pour out half and give it to Aaron (he hates that I'm always adulterating our food in order to make it healthier) and add a half cup of greek yogurt and a good handful of spinach. It's still delicious and I get in a veggie and some protein.

Also, the original recipe calls for 1 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger. Me and ginger have a weird relationship in that I think it tastes like soap (I think something in my brain got wired weird with that one) so I don't add it. But I'm sure a lot of other people would love it.

Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie
From Perry's Plate

3 cups watermelon
2 cups strawberries (I use frozen)
Squeeze of fresh lime 

Blend (it's easier if you put the watermelon on the bottom). Enjoy!

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  1. AnonymousMay 26, 2011

    Oh. Is it okay to have a weird relationship with ginger?


    Me, too.

  2. I am so into smoothies right now! Personally I like mine to look/taste fruity, but I love adding a bunch of spinach leaves and a bit of kale (I freeze them), as well as some flax seeds - I've found that they're neutral enough so as not to overpower the fruity taste, but a great way to get some veggies/other good stuff in. So summery and delicious.

  3. I'm glad I'm not the only one who is smoothie challenged. I threw out the majority of the one I made last night because it was icky. I have all these ingredients in the fridge right now so I'm definitely making this asap. I like your add-ins as well to round it out for a meal.

  4. this is too simple not to try! i always just wing my smoothies and some days are perfect and some suck. not sure why as i always use essentially the same things (frozen/fresh fruit, spinach, flax seed, whey protein powder, a splash of milk/yogurt.) weird for sure.

  5. This is my all-time favorite smoothie. It's where most of our watermelon goes, too. :) I get along really well with ginger. (I love the bite it gives the smoothie.) But, it's delicious without it, too. Thanks for linking up and for your sweet comments!

  6. YUM! I LOVE watermelon!

  7. i kind of hate watermelon : / and i totally agree with you about ginger, it tastes like soap. i like it in very small doses, but it's totally weird.

  8. You must take after your mother with the ginger. I agree that it tastes like soap.

  9. My smoothies always include a frozen banana and a dollop of flavored yogurt. It doesn't seem to matter what else I put in them, but with those 2 ingredients they always end up tasty. But I will have to try this! I have never tried watermelon in a smoothie (it gets eaten way to fast around here!).


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