Feb 102013
watermelon smoothie

Do you know how to select the best watermelon for a watermelon berries smoothie? Well, neither did I until I read this from Watermelon.org:

  • Look the watermelon over: a good watermelon should be firm and symmetrical, and free from cuts, dents, or bruises
  • Lift it: A watermelon is 92% water and it should be heavy for its size
  • Turn it over: The underside of the fruit should have a creamy yellow spot where it sat on the ground and ripened

This site is a great place for all information regarding watermelons but for our purposes we will stick to using watermelon and mixed berries in a smoothie mix!

Its also easy to turn this watermelon berries smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

Mix in your smoothie blender:
1 previously frozen banana (peel and slice the banana before freezing!)
-3 cups of fresh watermelon chunks
-1 cup of frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries)
-1 Tbsp. Chia seed

Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

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