Watermelon Smoothie Recipes

Fruit Smoothies

Watermelon smoothie recipes are perfect for summertime. Since you can’t buy frozen or canned watermelon you’ll have to rely on fresh watermelon season.

So enjoy as many watermelon smoothies as possible during summer months, as watermelons are only available during this time. Frozen or canned watermelon doesn’t keep in your freezer or cupboard. Due to its extremely watery flesh it can not be preserved. In fact, the pink meat of watermelon is nearly 90% water. Freezing or canning it causes mushiness and loss of flavor.

Try some different varieties and share your favorite watermelon smoothies below.

All About Watermelons

Watermelons grow on land-based vines, producing large white flowers before fruiting. Honeybees are necessary to pollinate watermelon plants. Even a type of watermelon vine that is sterile and seedless requires the assistance of honeybees in order to fruit. Although a large fruit, watermelons grow rapidly, with produce emerging within 60 days of planting and harvest occurring around 90 days of planting. They are handpicked when growers see a yellow spot on the bottom of the watermelon, indicating it is ripe.

Interesting facts about watermelon include:
It is a cousin of the squash, pumpkin and cucumber family
Watermelons were first harvested in Egypt over 4500 years ago
Watermelon rinds contain beneficial nutrients but taste bad so people avoid eating it
In China, watermelons are cooked as a vegetable–stewed, pickled or stir-fried
Because of its high water content, watermelon is considered a mild diuretic
Watermelon seeds are somewhat fattening but contain healthy amounts of zinc and iron.

How to make Watermelon Smoothie Recipes

If you are looking for a delicious, but light summer cooling drink a watermelon smoothie may be just what you need.

Photo courtesy of Tehmenas

Watermelon Smoothie
2 Cups watermelon
1/2 Cup strawberries
1/2 Cup pineapple or orange juice
5-6 ice cubes
Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Fruity Paradise Watermelon Smoothie
1 slice of cubed watermelon
1 cored and sliced apple
1 peeled and sliced banana
2 scoops of berry or low fat yogurt or ice-cream
ice cubes
Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Watermelon Wave Smoothie Recipe
2 cups of cubed watermelon pieces
1 cup of raspberries
2 scoops of vanilla ice-cream
Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Pink Paradise
by Bod (canada )

1 cup of chopped bananas
1 cup of strawberries
1 cup of watermelon
Blend together.

Fruity Watermelon Smoothie
by cindy howller (Villa Rica, GA ,Carrol .C.)

1 cup of strawberries
1/2 cup of sliced watermelon
1cup of lime juice
1/2 raspberries
half of a kiwi
1/2 cup of grapes
1 cup of strawberry yogurt
3 big ice cubes
1 tablespoon of milk
Blend until smooth and enjoy!!!

Lime Watermelon Smoothie
1-2 Cups watermelon cubes
1-2 Cups honeydew melon cubes
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 Cup plain or vanilla yogurt
4-5 ice cubes
Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Banana Watermelon Smoothie

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