Watermelon is a refreshing fruit, and a smoothie is a refreshing drink—so why not combine the two? The quenching abilities of watermelon make it the perfect ingredient for a cooling beverage on a hot summer day. In addition, mixing watermelon, banana, and vanilla yogurt is a quick and easy way to get a nutritious and tasty beverage that will hit the spot after some outdoor exercise or a few hours relaxing in the warm sun.
The consistency of this smoothie is thinner than when using other fruits (because watermelon has a lot of water, hence the name), but it is still a cool way to consume a healthy dose of fruit and yogurt.
- Place watermelon chunks, chopped banana, ice, and yogurt in a blender.
- Blend until smooth. Pour into four large or six small glasses.
Tips and Variations
To make this recipe super-quick, buy already cubed watermelon. If you would rather purchase the watermelon whole or cut in half, make sure it is seedless so you don't have to spend time picking out the seeds. And don't worry about the white seeds; they are fine to leave in.
You can add other fruit, if you like, such as strawberries or blueberries. And feel free to throw in a little mint for a bit of brightness. A drizzle of honey is always a nice, sweet touch, and a sprinkle of cinnamon will create an unexpected but welcomed flavor. You can even swap out a lemon yogurt for the vanilla if you want a tart twist. If you are looking for an even more refreshing drink, eliminate the yogurt entirely—what you are left with is exceptionally thirst quenching, as well as ideal to turn into a frozen cocktail!
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||2 g|
|Saturated Fat||1 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||1 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|