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!
Looking for another refreshing drink for summer? Try my recipe for (real!) Hawaiian punch!
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