In keeping with a running theme on this blog, here is another smoothie just in time for summer. Many of you are probably experiencing warm and even hot weather already. However, for those in my neck of the woods, let’s throw this recipe out there and hope we need a reason to cool down very soon!
Although smoothies are inherently simple, this is probably the most straightforward one I regularly make, and has just two ingredients: watermelon and frozen strawberries. There is no need for extra liquid as the watermelon already has plenty. If you add the watermelon to the blender first, it will quickly liquefy and have no problem taking care of the strawberries too.
I occasionally add a squeeze of honey for a little extra sweetness, and you could add some plain or vanilla yogurt for added creaminess. However, generally I like this ultra-refreshing smoothie as is. If you would like to use fresh strawberries as well, just add some ice to the mix for a frozen consistency.
Another way this combo works is as a popsicle – just pour into molds and freeze for a few hours, preferably overnight. These go well with red
toddler preschooler cheeks after a stint of running around at the park. Straightforward, totally refreshing, and you know exactly what went into them.
- 2 cups cubed watermelon
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- Squeeze or two of honey (optional)
Combine ingredients together in blender until smooth. That is all!
- You may need to add a splash or two of water if the mixture does not come together quickly. It may also be helpful to blend the watermelon first until liquefied, then add the frozen strawberries.
- As with any smoothie, you can alter the amounts of berries and melon to suit your preferences.
- This recipe yields enough for about two generous smoothies.
What are your favorite summer treats?