I’m in love with fruit. So much so that it borderlines on somewhat of an obsession. What’s not to love about fruit? It’s naturally sweet, amazingly healthy, and plum full of thirst quenching juices. And the colors! The vibrant colors found in fruit often inspire me and fill me with wonder.
To me, eating fruit is like following the happiness diet. I was pretty happy after I made this smoothie. The happiness started as soon as I went out to pick the mint leaves from my garden. The vibrant green and the refreshing smell made me do a little half skip back to the kitchen to concoct my smoothie. The happiness continued while I was slicing up the strawberries.
You know a perfect strawberry when you see it/smell it. It has that deep red hue through and through, and smells so sweet almost like caramel simmering on the stove. Of course, the first couple strawberries had to be taste tested before being placed in the blender. I’m actually surprised any made it in at all. 🙂 Then came the watermelon. So juicy and tender, it is one of the best summer fruits! Happiness continued as I sliced the watermelon in half to freeze a portion for the smoothie, and proceeded to taste test a good portion of the rest.
The watermelon takes about two hours or so to completely freeze through enough to arrive at the desired consistency. If you’re using for smoothies, I definitely recommend pre-freezing! I scooped two cups of frozen watermelon into my blender along with the de-stemmed strawberries, the mint, a touch of honey and a couple tablespoons of water. After blending for about 20 – 30 seconds, the incredibly smooth puree of fruit was finally finished. I filled my glass to the brim, garnished with a mint leaf, and twirled. Happiness in a glass! 🙂
- 2 cups semi-frozen watermelon
- 12 strawberries
- 8 mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 tablespoons water (optional)
- Cut the watermelon into bite sized cubes and freeze for 2-3 hours.
- De-stem the strawberries and cut in half.
- Add the watermelon, strawberries, mint, and honey into blender.
- Blend for 20-30 seconds or until smooth and frothy
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Vitamin A: 11.7% Vitamin B-6 13.3% Vitamin C 96%