Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's Closing In On Summer, So...

Bring on the SMOOTHIES!

Tonight we started with one we first discovered a few years ago in a tiny 2 inch book called Little Books For Cooks: Smoothies. Of course, by now it only slightly resembles the original version. In the book, they call it 'Strictly Watermelon', but strictly anything doesn't last long in my kitchen.

Some may say I get that from my Grandma.

They might be right.

Here's the recipe for the Strawberry-Watermelon Smoothies I made tonight:

4 cups of watermelon
4-6 ice cubes
one lime
1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
3-4 large strawberries, chopped

Place 2 cups of watermelon in a smoothie maker or blender. Add 4-6 ice cubes. Blend until ice is chopped. Add 2 more cups of watermelon, the juice of one lime, 1 1/2 Tbsp. of sugar, and 3-4 large strawberries. Blend until well mixed. Pour into glasses and enjoy.

1. This is a great way to use extra watermelon - especially if you bought a giant, whole watermelon for your family of four. (Who, us?)

2. This type of smoothie is not thick.

3. The next time I make this one, I might try adding a little vanilla ice cream to the mix.

4. Smoothies go great with popcorn!


karen said...

Since you already are adding sugar, you might want to try yogurt. yummy!

gail said...

mmmm! sounds delish, and i think the ice cream would make a great addition.

The Three Amigos said...

I second yogurt... and no watermelon but I guess that would totally defeat a watermelon smoothie. :D I'm not a fan although Anna and Reed are. They both love it!

Oh and we are going to do your summer reading competition...$20 is on the line! Yeah, its a LOT of money but she really struggles with reading (as in wanting to read independantly but loves books!) on her own so I had to make it worth her while.