Making a Frozen Watermelon Drink

Frozen Watermelon Drink

Who doesn’t love a good Frozen Watermelon Drink?

OK. Maybe this isn’t really frozen, but it sure looks good!  On top of that, I love Rita’s accent.

I don’t know about you guys, but for me there is nothing that spells summer like watermelon.  Bundling the sweet goodness of watermelon into a watermelon drink just sounds mouth-watering!

This recipe is quick and easy, requiring only three ingredients to make. I might add some ice cubes to thicken it a bit, but what can I say… it isn’t my recipe!

A watermelon drink provides a healthy dose of:

  • Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant
  • Vitamin A, to improve eye health and boost immunity
  • Vitamin B6, to help the immune system promote antibodies
  • Vitamin C, to bolster the immune system’s fight against viruses and fight infections
  • Potassium, to help prevent muscle cramps

One cup of watermelon juice, the main component of this watermelon drink, contains only 71 calories.

Share Your Watermelon Drink Recipe

If you have a favorite, please share your Watermelon Drink recipe.

Frozen Watermelon Drink Blender

If you’d like to enjoy a watermelon drink like the one above, you don’t need to spend a fortune on the blender.  Watermelon is pretty easy to blend thanks to its liquidy (is that even a word?) consistency.

Here’s an affordable blender that should work well for making your watermelon drink.

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How Do I Make A Healthy Fruit Smoothie With No Bananas?

healthy fruit smoothie

Just want to know how to make a good fruit smoothie. One request, NO BANANA, it makes me sick!

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Do I need to put milk in a fruit smoothie?

I want to make a fruit smoothie, but not one that is made with milk…do i use just ice and fruit? do i need to add any juice or anything?

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie: Recipe of Love

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Recipe

 
This Chocolate Banana Smoothie combines the taste every woman loves – chocolate – to the smooth thickness of a banana smoothie.

Add a bit of cinnamon to spice things up, and you have a taste that’s tough to beat.

Share the moment. Make a smoothie for yourself and the one you love!
 

Chocolate Banana Smoothie
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 2
 
Is there a better way to a man's heart than food? Or to a woman's heart than chocolate? Indulge in the goodness!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 cups banana slices, frozen
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Add milk to a blender
  2. Set speed to medium
  3. Cover and add bananas though opening in cover
  4. Increase speed to high
  5. Add cocoa and cinnamon
  6. Blend until smooth

 

Milk for Strawberry Banana SmoothieMilk is a great source of casein and whey proteins. It also adds vitamin D, calcium and riboflavin to your smoothie.
You can use whole milk, or substitute 2% or 1% milk to reduce the fat in your smoothie.
Other options for milk include goat’s milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk and rice milk.

 
 

Cocoa Banana SmoothieBananas are a primary component of many tasty smoothies. Bananas can be used fresh or frozen.
To freeze bananas, peel them and break them into chunks. Place them into freezer bags for later use. Frozen bananas help thicken smoothies better than fresh bananas.
Bananas add plenty of potassium to your diet, as well as iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.

 

Chocolate Banana SmoothieCocoa Powder adds an intense chocolate flavor to a smoothie.
Cocoa powder is made from the refined solids of the cocoa bean. These cocoa beans are hulled and ground into a paste. the paste is refined, removing the fatty cocoa butter. The remaining solids are ground into cocoa powder.
Cocoa powder is slightly acidic and bitter, so a little bit goes a long ways. It contains a healthy portion of fiber, protein, riboflavin and zinc.

 

CinnamonCinnamon is a spice that is ground from the bark of the cinnamon tree. It adds a sweet spicy taste to smoothies.
Cinnamon not only adds taste. It also has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy. Cinnamon is claimed to have anti-clotting properties. It helps to regulate blood sugar by slowing the release of food from the stomach. Finally, it has antiseptic properties that aid in the prevention of urinary tract infections.
Spice up any smoothie or drink with a touch of cinnamon!

 

If you make this smoothie and have a photo or video you’d like to share, please leave me a message in the comments below. Your picture could end up at the top of this post.

Best,

Smoothie Guy

PS: If you love making smoothies, I have to recommend that you pick up a copy of The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! It’s packed full of information and lots of recipes.

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How do I make a good fruit smoothie, similar to Jamba Juice?

I like Jamba Juice smoothies, but they’re not worth spending on.

How do they make their typical smoothies and what’s a good recipe to make a quality fruit smoothie for breakfast?

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Frozen Mixed Fruit Smoothie?

frozen mixed fruit smoothieCan I Make a Frozen Mixed Fruit Smoothie?

I only have frozen mixed fruit, but are there other ingredients to use to make a frozen mixed fruit smoothie?

Secrets to A Frozen Mixed Fruit Smoothie

Making a smoothie from frozen fruit makes a lot of sense.  In fact, one of the best secrets for making a thick fruit smoothie is to start with frozen fruit.

But if you try to just put a bunch of frozen fruit into a blender in hopes of making a smoothie, you’ll be a bit disappointed.  You’ll end up with a lot of noise, big chucks of frozen fruit, and not so much ‘smooth’.

The secret to making a good frozen mixed fruit smoothie is to add some liquid to the mix.  If you are starting with a lot of frozen fruit, you’ll most likely want to start with some milk.  You may also find it easier to blend if you thaw about a cup of the frozen fruit before you start.

Here’s a recipe I’d suggest:

Frozen Mixed Fruit Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen mixed fruit, thawed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 fresh banana, 1″ chunks
  • 1 cup frozen mixed fruit, frozen

Place the thawed fruit, milk, and banana chunks into the blender, then ‘pulse’ blend a few times until fruit and milk are well mixed.  Increase the speed to high, and feed the frozen fruit through the opening in the top of the blender, a few pieces at a time.  Blend until smooth.

Recommended Blenders for Frozen Mixed Fruit Smoothie

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Creamy Strawberry Mango Smoothie – Without Yogurt

Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe

If you don’t like yogurt, but want a tasty, Creamy Strawberry Mango Smoothie, this recipe will fit the bill.

We’ve substituted milk for the yogurt in this smoothie. We’re using the frozen strawberries instead of the yogurt, to thicken the smoothie.

If you want a little more creaminess, pour in a couple teaspoons of coffee creamer, sit back and sip.

Creamy Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 2
 
The sweet, juicy taste of mangoes in this Strawberry Mango Smoothie combine with the colorful sweetness of strawberries.
Ingredients
  • 5 strawberries, frozen
  • ⅓ cup diced mango
  • 1 cup milk
Instructions
  1. Pour milk in to a blender
  2. Add mango
  3. Cover and blend on medium speed
  4. Feed frozen strawberries through opening in cover
  5. Blend on high speed until smooth

 

Strawberry Mango Smoothie Ingredients

Strawberry Mango SmoothieStrawberries are sweet as well as healthy. Whether frozen or fresh, they make your smoothie tasty and colorful. Remove the green tops if you are using fresh strawberries in your smoothie.
Strawberries provide vitamin C, flavonoids, iron and potassium to your diet.
Strawberries also contain cancer-fighting properties, so smoothie up!

 

MangoMangoes are a tropical fruit. Like most tropical fruits, mangoes are sweet, juicy and full of flavor.
Packed with antioxidants, Mangoes also contain healthy amounts of vitamins A, C and E. These all help make a mango a good cancer-fighting fruit.
Mangoes are also a great source of fiber. At the same time, they are low in calories and carbohydrates.
If you can’t find fresh mangoes at your local supermarket, you can usually find them in the canned or freezer sections.

 

Milk for Mango Strawberry SmoothieMilk is a great source of casein and whey proteins. It also adds vitamin D, calcium, and riboflavin to your smoothie.
You can use whole milk, or substitute 2% or 1% milk to reduce the fat in your smoothie.
Other options for milk include goat’s milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk and rice milk.

Prefer a Strawberry Mango Smoothie Without Yogurt or Milk?

If you are one of those unfortunate souls who can’t tolerate dairy products, here is a great alternative to the smoothie recipe above…

  1. Start with 1/2 cup Mango Nectar
  2. Add 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  3. Blend in 1/2 of a Banana (frozen, if desired)
  4. Blend in 1 cup of frozen Mango Chunks
  5. Add 2-3 frozen Strawberries
  6. Blend on high speed until smooth
  7. Garnish with fresh Strawberry slice

If you make this smoothie and have a photo or video you’d like to share, please leave me a message in the comments below. Your picture could end up at the top of this post.

Best,

Smoothie Guy

PS: If you love making smoothies, I have to recommend that you pick up a copy of The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! It’s packed full of information and lots of recipes.

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Banana Smoothie with Orange Juice

Orange Juice and Banana Smoothie Recipe

 
A plain old Banana Smoothie can taste pretty bland. Adding orange juice makes this Orange Juice and Banana Smoothie a real taste treat!

The sweet tangy taste of the orange adds zing to the smoothness of the banana.

Try this. You’ll love it!
 

Banana Smoothie with Orange Juice
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 2
 
The smoothness of a banana combine with the creaminess of yogurt and the sweet tang of orange juice to make this a very special smoothie.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup orange juice, well chilled
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1-1/2 cups banana slices, frozen
Instructions
  1. Pour orange juice into a blender
  2. Add yogurt to blender
  3. Cover and blend on medium speed
  4. Add frozen banana through hole in blender top
  5. Increase speed to high
  6. Blend until smooth

 

Orange Juice and Banana Smoothie Ingredients

 

Orange JuiceOrange Juice adds flavor to every smoothie you use it in. The sweet, tangy taste of an orange is unmistakable.
Whether you use frozen, bottled or even fresh squeezed orange juice is up to you. Just be sure to leave some of the pulp in it. The blender will break it up, and the fiber it adds is a bonus.
Orange Juice is a well-known source of vitamin C. It also carries a good amount of calcium, flavonoids, potassium and other nutrients. Plus, it just tastes delicious!

 
Yogurt for a Smooth SmoothieYogurt is a fantastic thickener for smoothies. It can also add a special tartness to a smoothie.
In most cases, a plain lowfat yogurt will work well for making smoothies with. Yogurt also comes flavored, and can be used along with the primary fruit. For example, adding Blueberry Yogurt to a Blueberry Smoothie can be a flavor boost.
Look for yogurts that contain live cultures. They can add beneficial bacteria to your digestive system.

 
Banana Smoothie with Orange JuiceBananas are a primary component of many tasty smoothies. Bananas can be used fresh or frozen.
To freeze bananas, peel them and break them into chunks. Place them into freezer bags for later use. Frozen bananas help thicken smoothies better than fresh bananas.
Bananas add plenty of potassium to your diet, as well as iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.

 
If you make this smoothie and have a photo or video you’d like to share, please leave me a message in the comments below. Your picture could end up at the top of this post.

Best,

Smoothie Guy

PS: Do you like making your own OJ? If you’re looking for a great value on a quality juicer, look no further than the Black & Decker JE2200B 400-Watt Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor. It’s a fan favorite and it ships for free!

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How do I make a really good fruit smoothie like a smoothie store?

really good fruit smoothieI had a really good fruit smoothie the other day at a smoothie place. It was incredibly delicious. I’d like to make one myself. Anyone have any good recipes or ideas?

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What is Your Favorite Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe??

strawberry banana smoothie recipeWhat’s the best strawberry banana smoothie recipe you know?? There’s a little smoothie place in San Diego that has the best but cant figure out what the put in it.

Share Your Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Everyone has favorite recipes. Some are easy. Some aren’t.

We’d love to have you share your favorite Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe below!

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