I had been planning on making this Watermelon Frosty recipe for a while. But it seemed every time we had fresh watermelon in the house it was gobbled up in just a few hours. Fresh, juicy watermelon has that instant gratification effect on people. Kinda like freshly baked bread, warm-from-the-oven cookies, hot pizza or freshly flipped pancakes. These foods beg to be consumed, without hesitation. But finally, I did it. I froze the freshly chopped watermelon. And this frosty bliss followed..
Get the recipe, plus some updated pics and an added video! Enjoy one of my most popular and beloved recipes. I make these frosties many times every summer..
THE original pics..
Reshot for a bit of an update, summer 2017..
Hot Saturday? Watermelon Frosty to the Rescue!
All day at the pool. Under the sun. The first tan lines of the season. Hot. Dry. Parched. Once we were settled in our snugglies at home I blended up these refreshing Watermelon Frosty drinks.
- 2-3 cups watermelon cubes, frozen
- 1/2-1 cup coconut water, add more as needed
- 1-2 tsp maple syrup, optional
- 2-4 Tbsp lime juice, (1-2 limes)
- 1 banana
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender like a Vitamix and blend until frosty. Note: Start off with just 1/4 cup of the water liquid and add more in splashes as needed to blend.
- Pour into frosted glasses to keep cool, garnish with lime or fresh watermelon sliced.
Optional: add a few pinches of cayenne for a spicy kick!
Party cocktail version: add 1-2 shots of your fave alcohol and reduce water a bit
nutrition estimate | per serving
Smoothie Tip! Frozen Melon makes the best smoothies. You can start freezing watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew – and more for the frostiest, most delicious smoothies and shakes ever! Try my Frozen Cantaloupe-infused Matcha Shake too. I have a few frozen melon smoothie recipes in my book 365 Vegan Smoothieshttp://healthyhappylife.com/p/kathys-book.html.
One cup watermelon contains just about 50 calories and loads of hydration from the high water content. It also contains fiber, lycopene and potassium. Watermelon is delicious on its own, but this frosty is really my favorite way to consume it.
Find more smoothie recipe in my book 365 Vegan Smoothies!
And the super vintage video of Gena (theFullHelping) and I making these frosties!..
Spin on this recipe.. Summer Chia-Seeded Watermelon Frosty..
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