Other years I’ve put a lot of thought into my smoothie combinations. This year since I don’t have as big of a fruit supply at my ready it’s been a bit more slapdash. But I’ve still been able to put together some good smoothies! This week we have a lot of watermelon to work through and some cherries I want to eat before they go bad and thus the cherry watermelon smoothie was born. Watermelon smoothies are always a lot thinner than the other smoothies I usually make due to their high water content so keep that in mind when putting it together.
I tried making a watermelon smoothie in the past and found it to be too watery, but I’d been eating a lot of good watermelon this year and wanted to try again. I also had a lot of blueberries lying around, so I decided to combine the two. This is somewhat similar to the Blueberry Melon smoothie I made last year, but the flavors are different enough that I think they can stand on their own as individual smoothies. Fortunately this time the smoothie didn’t turn out too watery. Most likely due to the addition of yogurt this time instead of just using milk like I did last time. It wasn’t the thickest smoothie in the world, but it wasn’t just a juice drink either. But it was still nice and refreshing.
Water is probably the best thing you can drink. But let’s be honest, it’s also probably the most boring thing you can drink. Switching to drinking water instead of sugar laden sodas or juices is one of the simplest positive diet changes you can make. Yet making the switch can be a difficult task if your taste buds are used to being hit with flavor every time you take a sip of liquid. Luckily flavor infused water is there to help ease the transition! You’ve probably seen flavored waters in stores. Or the flavor drops you can add to your water. There’s nothing really wrong with these products. But if you can make something yourself at home, why not do so?
I really like cherries, so I wanted to try to use them in a smoothie. I also decided to make it even more summer-y by making it cherry lemonade flavor. The main problem with this smoothie was that I was using fresh cherries and don’t have a cherry pitter. Needless to say, removing all the pits was a major pain in the butt. However if you can find cherries whose pits have already been removed, or have cherry pitter, this smoothie will go a lot easier.
As soon as I saw the watermelon in my kitchen I knew I wanted to try making a watermelon smoothie. I also knew I wanted to have some other fruit in it. After some research I decided to use kiwi. Also, I had an extra kiwi from the kiwi strawberry smoothie and wanted to use it before it went bad. The combination was really nice and refreshing.
In retrospect I realize this smoothie is better as a snack/refresher because it wasn’t as filling as most of the smoothies I’ve made so far. But it’s still really yummy and worth making.