We always looked forward to watermelon season when I was a kid growing up on the islands, but having the patience to not prematurely pick the massive melons dad grew in his garden wasn’t the easiest thing for a kid. Pops has his own technique for telling when the watermelons are perfectly red inside and while he never passed that tip on to me, I do get a chuckle when I see people tapping, scrutinizing, holding them up to the light and do other weird things to them at the grocery store. My tip.. go to where they have the cut slices for sale and if they are red and look perfect, chances are the whole ones on sale will be good. After-all, that’s where that cut piece came from.
3 cups watermelon
1 1/2 cups mixed berries (frozen)
1/2 cup low fat milk (cold)
* You can also freeze or chill the cubed watermelon to ensure you have a cold and refreshing smoothie to enjoy on a hot summer’s day. You can also toss in some rum and enjoy big-people fun with this!
The mixed berries I used had cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries in the mix, if you’re wondering. I opted for low fat milk but you can use whatever milk you have on hand or any milk substitute you prefer (almond, soy, coconut etc).
Basically all you have to do is toss everything into your blender and give it a buzz for 2-3 minutes and you’re done! If you have access to tropical fruit, you can certainly get more creative.
I do hope you’re enjoying the full week of smoothies I’ve been sharing, but most of all.. do give them a try and leave me some comments below!