Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Watermelon-Mango Smoothies

I've been lamenting the loss of summertime. I love all the food varieties that come with that season. The fresh fruits and the cold beverages. We ate a lot of watermelon during the summer, and I began freezing chunks of watermelon to save for smoothies. All you have to do is cut the watermelon into bite size chunks and spread evenly on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for a few hours. Once frozen, you can transfer the chunks to a freezer ziploc bag. Now you will always have some watermelon on hand when your need for a smoothie arrives.

You will find lots of watermelon smoothie recipes online. We came up with one that is versatile and can be changed up with a variety of fruits.

Watermelon-Mango Smoothies
2-3 cups fresh-squeezed lemonade, or a bottled one such as Simply Lemonade
2-4 cups frozen watermelon chunks
1 cup frozen mango chunks

optional add ins: fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and honey for sweetener.

Blend until no more chunks remain. Pour into chilled mason jars. Enjoy!

Serves 4-6 people.