When I leave my 4 yo daughter alone with hubby for an hour something always happens. Like this time when he took her for a walk while I went shopping at the supermarket (yes sometimes this is all the me-time I can manage). They actually phoned me to tell me that her majesty would like a squashed watermelon smoothie. I don’t know what possessed me to actually grant her wish but I guess I took it as a challenge. So I googled it while at the supermarket and stocked up on some ingredients.
Watermelon (as the name implies) is full of water, so you need to add something else to thicken it up. I chose strawberries. I also didnt add a lot of ice like we normally do in smoothies, because it would have weakened the taste. I actually added a bit of chia seeds which absorb water. The end result was pretty amazing and super refreshing. My husband didn’t particularly enjoy it because he said the chia seeds still felt a bit crunchy. Next time I might try again without. He’s not really keen on smoothies anyway unless they are turned into an alcoholic cocktail. The little princess on the other hand, hardly wanted to taste it (can you believe the cheek!) because she said this is not what she wanted. In the end I realized she wanted melon not watermelon (next challenge). Maybe I will use this recipe again to make some ice-lollies though.
Anyway I loved it so needless to say, I spent the whole afternoon chilling with glass after glass of smoothie in one hand. How’s that for me-time?! 😉
Easy Watermelon smoothie
- 2 cups watermelon cut in chunks, seeds removed
- 1 cup strawberries
- 5 ice cubes or less
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- Put all ingredients in blender and blitz to desired consistency