Pink or Green Watermelon Smoothie

Want to know the best Watermelon smoothie recipe?

Aside from incorporating lemonade into my smoothies during the summertime, another one of my favourites is watermelon. Nothing says summer like watermelon, right? Well, have you ever froze watermelon before? It probably sounds crazy, but the result (when blended with some milk to make a smoothie) is very delicious. Not to mention hydrating and cooling. What more could you ask for from a summer smoothie?!

Unfortunately, in our house, there is a war brewing between two types of watermelon smoothies. There’s “Team Green,” my team, that adds spinach to the mix, and then there’s the “Team Pink,” my husband, Brandon’s team, that stays true to the watermelon’s original colour and just combines it with some milk.

Here are the pro’s and con’s of each as debated by my husband and I:

Pink Watermelon Smoothie:

  • Pro: pretty pink colour
  • Con: not as much nutritional punch without the spinach

Green Watermelon Smoothie:

  • Pro: more nutritional punch with the added spinach
  • Con: not a pretty pink colour at all

We’ll let you decide which one you like better! Here’s how to make them, as well as a “taste test” by Avery to see if she can help break the tie! Oh, and she performs some of her favourite songs as well…( :

Now before you go deciding which smoothie you want to make, here’s how to freeze the watermelon.

Step 1: Once you get a watermelon, chop as much as you would like into large, bite-size chunks. I usually freeze half of my watermelon like this and save the other half for eating as a snack (not frozen).

Step 2: Place in a large glass casserole dish…the bigger, the better to hold all the frozen watermelon. As long as you don’t go putting the frozen casserole dish into the oven, I’ve never had any trouble with the glass breaking. Also, it’s okay if the watermelon chunks overlap a bit.

Step 3: Freeze for at least a few hours until hard. You may notice these white little “hairy” looking things…don’t be alarmed. It’s normal.

Now let’s make some smoothies with all that yummy frozen watermelon! The question is…which one will you make?????

PINK or GREEN?

Green Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup vanilla coconut milk (I use SO Delicious Sugar-Free Vanilla Coconut Milk)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen watermelon chunks

Steps:

  1. Blend together the spinach and coconut milk until no spinach leaves are visible
  2. Add the frozen watermelon and blend until combined.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Pink Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup rice milk or other plain milk….you could also use 3/4 cup of vanilla milk like I use in the green smoothie recipe, omit the vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen watermelon chunks

Steps:

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth
  2. Serve and enjoy!

So there you have it, one smoothie…two different ways. So which team will you be on? Team pink or Team Green? Post your vote below, and we’ll see which one is the true “fan favourite”.

Recently this post was linked up to Frugally Sustainable as part of the “Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways Blog Hop.” So check it out and find more ways you can go green!

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This post was also linked up to “Healthy Vegan Fridays”, which you can find any of these three blogs: Everyday Vegan Girl, Veggie Nook, and Carrie On Vegan. So get your “vegan on” and check out some of these great recipes!

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