This summer staple is exceptionally refreshing, sweet, and vibrant. But that’s not all… Watermelon touts a multitude of health benefits and is nature’s ultimate hydrator. (It is made up of about 92% water after all.) Start your day off right with watermelony goodness in smoothie bowl form!
This recipe’s success starts at the grocery store. Make sure you pick a very sweet, ripe watermelon and this smoothie bowl will taste amazing.
I see people often knocking on the rinds in an attempt to locate the best melon, which may work, but more reliable methods exist.
First off, make sure the watermelon is firm, symmetrical and dark green in color. The dark shade indicates how ripe the fruit is as well as its weight. It should be heavy for its size.
Lastly, the melon should have a creamy yellow spot on the bottom. If you can’t find this spot or it’s white/greenish, it’s possible that the fruit was picked too soon and will not be as ripe as you might want it to be.
Course: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert
Prep Time: 10 min.
Ingredients – For Smoothie
1½ cup fresh watermelon (cubed & seeds removed)
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 tbsp. chia seeds
½ lime (juiced)
Ingredients – For Smoothie Garnish
1 ripe banana
½ tbsp. chia seeds
1 Start by cubing some of that great watermelon you just bought and add it to your blender.
2 Blend it for a few seconds and then add the frozen strawberries, lime juice and chia seeds and finish the blending process.
3 Pour the contents into a bowl and garnish with sliced banana, strawberries, watermelon cubes, chopped almonds, and chia seeds.
I could have spent more time making my bowl cool-looking, but I was pretty hungry. I would say if you’re making this for someone, bust out your creative side and make a masterpiece!
So why a smoothie bowl? In short: Food is best digested when carried through your system with a certain amount of saliva and if you don’t chew, you usually don’t produce enough. This is especially true for people who power though smoothies very fast.
However, if you would prefer a traditional smoothie, this certainly does make a great one! If you choose to make it this way, substitute the chopped almonds for ½ cup almond milk and it will come out perfect.
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