So, I bought a giant watermelon last week from Wegmans, against my better judgement. I LOVE watermelon but no one else in my family will eat it. Sure enough, I cut up half of it (only 1/2 because I ran out of Tupperware!), ate it all, and now was left with a whole other half of a watermelon.
Not having any immediate use for it, I decided it was a smart idea to cut it up and freeze it. SO… I guess I wasn’t thinking because I froze it all in a huge gallon freezer-bag… and it all stuck together! DUH.
After hacking at the watermelon brick for a few minutes with the end of a knife, I separated some of the pieces and made this milkshake/smoothie for myself after the gym on Wednesday. I really enjoy smoothies while I am cooking dinner, since I’m always so hungry when I get home. I know it’s healthy and I know I’ll still have an appetite when I’m done. The other good thing about it is that there is an end to it… as opposed to snacking on a big bag of pretzels or chips or even crackers… I just keep going!
Recipe by: It’s Good to be the Cook
1 Cup Watermelon, frozen, chopped
1 Banana, frozen, chopped
Handful Blackberries, fresh or frozen
2 Tablespoons Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup Skim Milk (or more depending on your thickness preference)
1 Tablespoon Ground Flax
1. Combine everything in a blender and ICE CRUSH! – or any other speed… I just like that one!
2. Add more milk if it needs to be thinned out. I started with a Tablespoon and had to add more. Also, I had to stop and stir it up a few times before the blender got goin’.
This recipe was yummy but the watermelon flavor wasn’t as strong as I was hoping. I think this is because the actual watermelon wasn’t as sweet as they normally are. I’d really like to try to add frozen watermelon next time to see if that would help!