Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

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March 17, 2017 by Virginia James

Spring time is close at hand!

What a better way to celebrate the longer days than with my favorite refreshing smoothie!

This is one of my favorites. I often will blend this just before I head out to start my day and sip on it throughout my morning. When it starts toΒ melt down a bit, I just add a few ice cubes to keep it cool for even longer. -Frozen cubes of coconut water add a bit more flavor to it as well πŸ™‚

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh watermelon, cubed (black seeds removed)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries*
  • 1/2 ripe banana previously peeled, chopped and frozen
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk*
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp Chia seeds*

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth, adding more almond milk* to thin, orΒ more frozen strawberries or ice to thicken.
  2. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more lime for acidity, banana for sweetness, or watermelonΒ for a more intense watermelon flavor.
  3. Serves 2 – top with additional Chia seeds to mock watermelon seeds!

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Best when fresh, though leftovers Keep covered in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

*NOTES:

*Almond Milk: If you like your drink less creamy, you can substitute coconut water in place of the almond milk.

*If you happen to have a bag of frozen mixed berries, this is a great substitute for the frozen strawberries. Although either way it’s going to be delicious, Mixed berries do add a bit more color to your drink πŸ™‚

*For an extra protein kick, I like to sprinke a bit of chia seeds on top. This also adds a bit of a decorative look to your drink when making it at parties!

Enjoy!

~Virginia

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