Watermelon-Strawberry Smoothie

Watermelon-Strawberry Smoothie

I know that many people have already started to think about fall. But around here, summer is showing no signs of stopping. We’re currently in the middle of a marathon-like stretch of hazy, hot and humid weather. And I find it hard to even imagine that a change of seasons is creeping up on us.

I love these long, hot summer days and their seemingly endless daylight hours, trips to the pool and drippy ice cream cones. But I must admit that it’s a struggle to find the motivation to cook meals when the weather is this oppressive. Especially when all I want to do is sit down with a half a watermelon and a big spoon.

But since I don’t think anyone needs a recipe for how to eat a half a watermelon, I decided to share with you this watermelon-based smoothie recipe that I’ve been making on a regular basis. Because it’s exactly what these last remaining days of summer call for!

Watermelon-Strawberry Smoothie

This vegan Watermelon-Strawberry Smoothie is perfectly cool, refreshing and fruity. But I think the thing that gets me the most excited is the pink hue. In general, I don’t consider myself to be a girly-girl. But I can’t seem to resist anything this color. It just makes me smile.

I used a frozen banana and frozen strawberries to help thicken this smoothie, along with a 1/2 cup of light coconut milk to give it a more creamy consistency. I also decided this was a good opportunity to pull out my melon baller. I created some fun garnishes with the extra watermelon that I had, which I added to the glasses right before serving. And while this step is totally optional, I think it makes this smoothie so much more fun. So if you’re like me and you have a melon baller that only gets used three times a year, this is your chance to get it out of hiding!

Watermelon-Strawberry Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Watermelon-Strawberry Smoothie

A refreshing vegan watermelon and strawberry smoothie that will cool you off on even the hottest summer days.

Ingredients

    For the smoothies:
  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • For garnish:
  • Watermelon balls
  • Chia seeds
  • Fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and process on high until smooth. Pour into glasses.
  2. Garnish with watermelon balls, chia seeds and a few fresh mint leaves, if desired. Serve immediately.
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About Liz

Liz is the cook, writer, photographer and dishwasher behind the food blog, Floating Kitchen. She has a passion for creating recipes with locally grown, seasonal ingredients. And she believes that ice cream should be enjoyed daily.   Read more from Liz →

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