Saturday, September 28, 2013

Watermelon Smoothie - Pink Saturday

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I found myself alone for lunch today and didn't really feel like cooking. I wanted to stay away from sandwiches and thought a smoothie would be filling enough to carry me through the afternoon. I had a large piece of watermelon sitting in the refrigerator and decided to use it as the base for a smoothie. I have, in the past, found the National Watermelon Promotion Board to be a great source of recipes and, sure enough, they had a recipe for a simple smoothie that was just what I was looking for. There are a lot of recipes floating in cyberspace that sound more like milk shakes than smoothies and I really was looking for something lighter and more healthy. I liked the recipe because it uses yogurt as a thickener. It took five minutes to assemble this version of a watermelon smoothie. It was time well-spent. It's a delicious drink when made with ripe watermelon. I look forward to having it again. I think you might enjoy it as well. Here's the recipe.

Watermelon Smoothie...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board


2 cups seeded watermelon chunks

1 cup cracked ice

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1-2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon almond extract


Combine all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. Yield: 2 to 3 servings.

You might also enjoy these recipes:

Watermelon, Cucumber and Tomato Salad - One Perfect Bite

Iced Watermelon Drinks - One Perfect Bite

Watermelon, Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Watermelon and Feta Salad - Two Peas and Their Pod

Watermelon Gazpacho - The Perfect Pantry

Strawberry Watermelon Slush - Real Mom Kitchen

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Pink Saturday, sponsored by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.

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