For every watermelon lover- try this refreshing watermelon smoothie on a hot day! Delicious and simple!
This post was originally published on 1/25/2017 and updated with new pictures on 7/12/2018
Watermelons are the must have in our house. Great if it’s summer and it’s easier to find a quality watermelon almost everywhere.
It gets more tricky in winter months, when most of the watermelons are imported. It reminds me of a Russian Roulette- you never know is it going to be sweet or not.
We have 3 major watermelon eaters in our household– me and my two kids .
So each time we buy a huge watermelon, we leave a half of it uneaten and I traditionally make watermelon popsicles with lime and honey out of it. They are delicious and very refreshing, worth trying!
Watermelon leftovers are going to the fridge until the next day. Perfect breakfast smoothie main ingredient ! Fresh, crisp and crunchy watermelon bites are perfect
I usually blend strawberries all together with the green part- it gives a smoothie an extra nutrition. Make sure to wash your strawberries really well!
Optionally you can use frozen strawberries, like i did in this recipe. It helps to keep the smoothie cold and refreshing.
Watermelon smoothie benefits
- Great source of vitamin C
- Very low in calories
- It is a excelent source of the amino acid citrulline, and the antioxidant lycopene
- Very kids friendly smoothie. Kids love to drink it on a hot day
- May help lower blood pressure
- It has so much water- perfect for hydration!
Here is the perfect proof that this a toddler-kid friendly smoothie- my kids couldn’t wait until i finish the photo shoot! (please dont mind dirty hands- my kids were playing and painting on the front porch:)
- 1 cup watermelon cut and frozen
- 1 handful strawberries
- juice of half a lime
- fresh mint
Mix all ingredients in your blender(except the mint)
Pour in to the tall glass or mason jar. Add mint
Nutrition FactsWatermelon smoothie with lime Amount Per Serving Calories 68 % Daily Value* Sodium 2mg 0% Potassium 280mg 8% Total Carbohydrates 17g 6% Dietary Fiber 2g 8% Sugars 12g Protein 1g 2% Vitamin A 17.3% Vitamin C 66.2% Calcium 2.2% Iron 3.7%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.