Refreshing Watermelon Smoothie (Dairy Free)

 Its summer here in the land of Oz (Australia) and the sun has been shining. Naturally our bodies crave fresh food with this weather, and for me its all about the seasonal fruit. Watermelon has to be one of my favourite summer fruits to munch into. I remember sitting on the front step, as a child, with a huge wedge of this delicious fruit, munching away until the juice was dripping down my chin. Thankfully my kids have inherited my taste for it (hubby isn’t a fan). On a hot day like today, I came up with this refreshing smoothie to cool the kids down after school and sports. I had to have a glass too of course.
The best part of blending this up in something like the Thermomix, is that you are getting the whole fruit, not just the juice. Fruit naturally contains two types of sugars; sucrose and fructose. The sucrose can be taken care of by the body and processed properly, but fructose goes undetected until it hits the intestines. Here it can be absorbed and do all the wrong things. Fruit comes with fibre, which is the bodies natural helper in eliminating that fructose from it. If you are just juicing your fruit, you are missing out on that fibre. The whole fruit is always the better option.
Evolved Paleo

Refreshing Watermelon Smoothie (serves 2-4)
  • 1/8th  of a watermelon (seedless or remove seeds)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple, peeled and cored
  • 1 cup ice
Place all ingredients into the TM bowl.
Process on speed 10 for 20 seconds.
Serve into pretty glasses with straws.

If the heat is getting to you or you just want something sweet and refreshing, try whipping up this juicy refreshing watermelon smoothie. It will make you feel like breaking out the mini umbrella’s and hula skirts (or is that just me).

Brooke x


One thought on “Refreshing Watermelon Smoothie (Dairy Free)

  1. Oh this looks GOOD Brooke. I want some right now! 😉 I’d slip some lemon juice in there too I think – just because I think Watermelon and lemon are a perfect combination. YUM.

    I posted a simple MEGA green smoothie on my site over the weekend but the way if you want to have a look! x

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