Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Watermelon Cooler

Summer is here and I wanted something fast and simple to cool off.  I've never tried a watermelon smoothie before but couldn't resist trying.  Watermelon is naturally sweet and juicy, alkalizing and a staple of a summer diet.  Here is what I came up with:

Watermelon Cooler

2 cups watermelon cubes
1 cup ice

That's it!  Place the watermelon in the blender first.  It's so juicy that you don't need to add any water.  Blend, serve and enjoy.  Its that simple.
This recipe makes one large serving or could be two smaller servings if you are willing to share.

I've been using tiny ice cubes from a special tray I bought that creates little cubes rather than the standard large cubes and I love it.  The tiny cubes blend more easily - my Blendtec can easily handle the large cubes but I like how the littles blend up so quickly and with a lot less noise.

I am committed to consuming a lot more smoothies this summer so I will be posting mostly smoothie recipes for a while.  No doubt I will come across some raw food recipes to post now and then as well :) Here's to summer!!