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Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

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Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon Smoothie

Stephanie Gallagher
Watermelon smoothies are a bit different from other fruit smoothies, because watermelon has an extremely high water content. If you don't know how to make a watermelon smoothie, this can result in a watery smoothie with little flavor. To combat the problem, I pre-freeze the watermelon for this recipe. You could make this smoothie with fresh watermelon and crushed ice instead, but it will have a juice-like consistency, not like a milkshake-like texture, which most people prefer.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

freezing time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 2 watermelon smoothies

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups 1/2-inch chunks of seedless watermelon (the smaller the chunks, the easier it is to blend this watermelon smoothie)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup

Preparation:

  1. Make sure watermelon chunks are fairly small - about 1/2 inch. Cut in half if necessary. This is important, because the smaller the chunks, the easier it will be to blend the smoothie. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place watermelon on the cookie sheet, leaving space between the pieces. Freeze 1 hour. Or if preparing the watermelon in advance for smoothies later in the week, transfer to a plastic storage bag and freeze until ready to use.

  2. Place watermelon chunks in a Vita Mix Blender (compare prices) or a regular blender.

  3. Top with remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.
Serve watermelon smoothies immediately. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired.

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