We add watermelon to our smoothie for its cool and refreshing taste. Don’t miss the summer season when you’ll find delicious watermelon at your local grocery stores. Today it is easier than ever to add watermelon to your smoothie, as many grocery stores don’t just sell whole melons, but they also sell half watermelons, quarter melons and even chunks of melon in containers for you to enjoy.
The watermelon is believed to originate from Africa. It is known that watermelons grew by the Nile Valley in the second millennium B.C.. Watermelons have been mentioned in the Bible, as ancient Israelites ate them while in bondage in Egypt.
It may surprise you to know that there are a variety of watermelons. You can find sweet, mild and even bitter ones to try. Many of us know the watermelon with the green rind and red fruit inside with the black seeds. China produces the most watermelon, at 66 million tons a year. Turkey and Iran grow about 3 million tons a year. The U.S.A. grows almost 2 million tons of watermelon a year. That’s plenty of watermelon to put in your smoothie!
Watermelon is a source of vitamin C. Your watermelon is mostly water, actually 92% water. This is why so many enjoy it, for its light and refreshing taste. Watermelon is a great source for beta carotene and is a bit diuretic.
Adding Watermelon to Your Smoothie
There are lots of ways to enjoy watermelon in your smoothie. Try adding it to a smoothie with other types of melon, such as cantaloupe or honeydew. Or try this melon in a smoothie with a sweet and juicy peach. Watermelon is also a great compliment for berries, such as raspberries.
Watermelon is a great summer treat, many try to have it a few times during this sunny and warm season. For some, summer just isn’t the same without it! If you are looking to “beat the heat,” a watermelon smoothie could be a great way to cool down.
You’ll especially enjoy this smoothie if you’ve had a day at the beach or are thinking about going someplace warm and sunny. Watermelon smoothies are a great treat to make your guests when they come for an outdoor BBQ or gathering.
This melon has a very light and refreshing taste. Just remember to try to get as many of the seeds out of your watermelon before you add it if you can. Our best tip: cut the melon into chunks and then remove the seeds.
Smoothies with Watermelon
Watermelon Mango Smoothie
1 cup watermelon cubes
1 large mango
1 ripe banana
3 dandelion greens
1 small handful parsley
1 cup of water
Calories: 309 | Fat: 1.6g | Protein: 5g | Carbs: 79.1g | Calcium: 16% | Vitamin A 307% | Vitamin C: 192% | Nutrition Grade: A
Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie
1 cup watermelon
1 cup pineapple
1 stalk of celery
1 cup water
Calories: 233 | Fat: 0.9g | Protein: 3.4g | Carbs: 59.7g | Calcium: 6% | Vitamin A 27% | Vitamin C: 163% | Nutrition Grade: A
Watermelon Spinach Smoothie
2 cups frozen watermelon
1 cup Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 cup Spinach
Squeeze of lime juice
Calories: 127 | Fat: 3.1g | Protein: 2.9g | Carbs: 30.1g | Calcium: 35% | Vitamin A 86% | Vitamin C: 39% | Nutrition Grade: A-
Green Watermelon Smoothie
1 Cup Watermelon
.5 cup mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, etc.)(
1 cup Spinach or Kale (leafy greens)
1 Tbsp Spirulina
1/2 cup water or ice cubes
1 Tbsp flax seed oil
Calories: 232 | Fat: 3.1g | Protein: 5.6g | Carbs: 50g | Calcium: 7% | Vitamin A 76% | Vitamin C: 63% | Nutrition Grade: A
Watermelon Lime Smoothie with Broccoli
1 cup Watermelon
1/2 Cup Sweetened Almond Milk
1/2 cup plain fat free yogurt
1/2 cup water or ice cubes
1 Tbsp lime juice
Few pieces of Broccoli
Calories: 275 | Fat: 3.1g | Protein: 10.1g | Carbs: 58g | Calcium: 21% | Vitamin A 30% | Vitamin C: 110% | Nutrition Grade: A-
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Ingredients 2 cups seeded watermelon chunks 1 cup cracked ice ½ cup plain yogurt 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar ½ teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon almond extract Preparation Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Makes 2 to 3 servings.