Spring has Sprung, and so has my obsession with fruit smoothies!
Sadly, I never give watermelon, mango, pineapple, etc. the attention they deserve until this time of the year. When it finally stops raining in Washington, and I can enjoy the sunlight, there is nothing more appealing to me than sipping on a fruit smoothie on my patio.
Watermelon smoothies are one of my favorites! I always go for one when I want a smoothie that has more of a juice-like texture, but does not sacrifice the fiber like regular juice.
Strangely enough, watermelon is not my favorite fruit to eat. I’ve noticed lately that I enjoy certain fruits in certain forms. Example:
I love bananas, oranges, and grapes on their own as a snack.
I love watermelon and mango in blended form.
Blueberries and raspberries are best frozen and in a smoothie or nice cream.
Watermelon may not be my favorite fruit to have in its whole form (though I do enjoy it on occasion), but it is certainly amazing when blended with other raw fruits in a juicy smoothie!
This smoothie is super simple because it only has 5 ingredients!
Initially, I wanted it to have less, but after testing the smoothie with just watermelon and kiwi, I knew it needed more sweetness, and that’s where strawberries come in! I actually just had a few fresh strawberries sitting in my fridge, and I decided to try it out and it made the smoothie so much better than I had imagined.
Moral of the story: Sometimes the best results come from unexpected ideas. Just go with it!
I hope that you have the chance to try this smoothie and enjoy it indoors or outdoors. On a tropical island or on your deck. I’ve found that if I use my imagination, my tiny patio that boasts an amazing view of other apartment patios can be quite relaxing and enjoyable. It may not exactly be the same as an island getaway, but it does feel like home.
Here’s to enjoying our Spring season and incorporating healthy, refreshing smoothies into our diet! Our skin will thank us later!
- 2 cups fresh watermelon
- 2 kiwis
- 4-5 strawberries (any size)
- 1 1/2 cups filtered water or coconut water
- 1/2 cup ice (optional)
- Combine ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until the smoothie has a juice-like texture.
- frozen fruit works fine depending on the type of texture that you want.