Watermelon Mint Refresher Smoothie
There’s nothing like a big, juicy watermelon in the summer. But if you’ve sharing one melon with your family and not a whole slew of cookout guests (or if you just bought one for yourself), you may find that you have a lot more of the fruit on your hands than you expected. You want to eat your watermelon not too long after you get it so that it’s nice and fresh, but that can be a bit too much melon to chomp down on. Putting it in the blender, however, makes the task easy.
Since watermelons have such a high water content, they can easily be placed in the blender without any additional liquid. If you’re like me and don’t have a super high powered blender, it’s best not to put in a ton of watermelon at once, or else the blades of the blender will get caught. Nevertheless, all you need for a quick, refreshing summer drink is some melon, some mint, and a blender to combine the two (mason jar and decorative straw optional).
Watermelon Mint Refresher: serves 2
1/4 large watermelon
1/2 cup fresh mint
Since this drink has two ingredients, it’s hardly a recipe. Simply chop up the melon, gather your mint, and blend it together. Once the mixture looks liquefied, keep the blender going for a solid minute so that the watermelon fiber is really broken down as much as possible. You can add ice if you want, but that will water the drink down. Instead I’d advise you to either refridgerate the chopped watermelon for a couple hours before blending or to place your smoothie in the freezer for a couple minutes after blending.
This drink keeps in the fridge for about 5 days. I kept mine in this mason jar and shook it up a bit before drinking. You’ll find that when it sits for a while, the remaining watermelon fiber gathers at the top of the jar and the juice sinks to the bottom. Nothing a lil’ shake can’t help.
If you can’t eat watermelon without it dripping down your face, this is a great way for you to enjoy your melon mess-free. It’s also just another way to enjoy watermelon and who isn’t a fan of that?