Watermelon Mint Cooler and Smoothie

Mint Watermelon Cooler and Smoothie

Mint Watermelon Cooler and Smoothie

 

We still can’t seem to get enough watermelon! I have been buying 2 to 4 of them a week for over a month now. After a workout, soccer game, or just a day of playing outside in the hot sun cold refreshing watermelon drinks have been great to rehydrate. I have also heard that watermelon is great to have pre workout not only for the natural sugars and for electrolytes but also to reduce muscle soreness. It is packed with vitamins and minerals and is actually a fruit and a vegetable as if you needed another reason to eat more watermelon. To make this Watermelon Mint Cooler all you need is watermelon and mint! The trick is to use half frozen watermelon and half chilled. If you happen to have just frozen than you can add coconut water or a liquid of choice adding just enough to blend. Another favorite way to enjoy this is as a thick creamy smoothie! It is so delicious but it really doesn’t photograph well as it isn’t the prettiest color and adding greens to this one to make it a pretty green smoothie just doesn’t taste the best. I love when food looks as good as it tastes but I still have some favs that taste amazing but aren’t pretty. You can even make the Watermelon Mint Cooler into a refreshing cocktail adding a little vodka or rum to sip at your next summer get together or just chilling on the deck. Sometimes it just calls my name after being at the soccer fields at one of the girls soccer tournaments all day. Cheers to summer!

 

Watermelon Mint Cooler (shown)
Makes 1-2 servings
2c fresh 3/4″ watermelon chunks
2c frozen 3/4″ watermelon chunks
2-3 sprigs of fresh mint

 

Watermelon Mint Smoothie
Makes 1-2 servings
4c 3/4″ chilled watermelon chunks, or half fresh, half frozen
1/2 ripe avocado
2-3 sprigs of fresh mint
1c ice, optional

 

In a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, blend together watermelon and mint until smooth. If making into a smoothie blend in avocado. Enjoy!
Cheers! Cool off this weekend with a Watermelon Mint Cooler or Smoothie! #SweatPink #FitFluential Click To Tweet

Mint Watermelon Cooler and Smoothie

Mint Watermelon Cooler and Smoothie

 

 

13 Responses to Watermelon Mint Cooler and Smoothie

  1. Yeaaaa watermelon! I’m really going to be in a watermelon-depression when it goes out of season :O
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  2. My favorite summer food ever. Like ever. I really love the idea of this – I can’t get enough watermelon and this is a perfect way to fill my obsession!
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  3. Annmarie says:

    Watermelon and mint is SUCH a perfect combo!!!
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  4. I never would have put avocado and watermelon together but why not!?
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  5. Yum I love EVERYTHING + ANYTHING watermelon even watermelon flavored candy that doesn’t really taste like watermelon but whatever I just LOVE it! Thanks for sharing this great idea 🙂 lots of love C
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  6. Farrah says:

    This looks so deliciously refreshing! 😀 I’ve only had watermelon once(?!) this year! That needs to change!!
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  7. We like watermelon smoothies, but I never thought of adding mint to it. And we have lots of mint growing in our yard. Thanks for the suggestion!
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