Remember way back in September when we were buried in watermelons? We decided to try preserving a few melons by cutting them into pieces and freezing them. The we thought we could use them in smoothies and slushes. We had more that a few readers roll there eyes at this one but we have done it for a few years now and it really works out perfectly.
Well Sunday night we all felt like a treat but we are sick of cookies, candy and chocolate (not to mention we are trying really hard to cut sugar out of our diet as much as we can). So Valerie pulled out the blender and we made watermelon smoothies with some of the frozen watermelon we had in the freezer.
These watermelon smoothies turned out very delicious! The nice thing about it was we didn’t need to add any ice because the watermelon was still frozen, so it came out nice and smooth and creamy! If instead you have fresh watermelon then you will need to add some ice to the recipe. Here’s the recipe:
1/2 cup of whole milk
1/4 cup sugar or 2 Tablespoons of Honey, or 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
1 cup – Plain Greek yogurt
Add the milk, honey and yogurt to your blender. Fill up the balance of the blender with frozen watermelon pieces.
Blend it up until nice an smooth. The total volume in the blender will have gone down so you can then add more watermelon and blend again. At this point taste it to see if it is sweet enough for you. You can always add some more honey before you give it a final blend.
A blender full gives all 6 of us a good taste, it would probably serve 4 people much better. They turned out very good and we are eating garden melons in January & February! Enjoy.