This recipe is as unique as it is delicious…Strawberry Watermelon Rind Smoothie! A waste free smoothie that’s hydrating, refreshing, and perfect for bringing along on your summer adventures!
I’m all for the classic. The chocolate chip cookie, or the strawberry banana smoothie, or the spaghetti and red sauce. But I’m also for changing it up.
Because some real tasty ideas can show up when you take everything you think you know about an ingredient, throw it in a bag, shake it all up, and spill it out. Which is a bit how this Strawberry Watermelon Rind Smoothie came to be.
I hate to waste food, so when I buy a watermelon I usually end up freezing half of it for using as tasty ice cubes or in future daiquiris. But I still felt like the amount of watermelon rind as being tossed was excessive, so I threw it in the blender along with some watermelon (this was after some major success with a banana peel smoothie, so I was feeling ambitious).
Because in case you didn’t know, the whole watermelon is edible: flesh, juice, AND rind! The resulting smoothie left me wondering why we don’t use watermelon rind more often.
Can you eat watermelon rind?
Many people do actually use the rind of the watermelon. You can pickle it or chop it up and cook it like a vegetable in stir fry! And while you are reducing food waste, saving money, and utilizing every ounce of sunshine and growing power that went into that watermelon, the rind also contains a number of nutrients plus loads of fiber not found in the flesh of the watermelon fruit.
Have I convinced you? If yes (or no), give watermelon rind recipe a go! It’s so refreshing and hydrating, perfect for bringing along to the beach or on your summer adventures as a healthy drink or snack (or if you’re like me, perfect for bringing along to the office as a reminder that it is indeed summer outside them walls!) (More watermelon on-the-go ideas this way!)
More healthy smoothie recipes to try:
- Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie
- Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie
- Key Lime Pie Smoothie
- Pink Power Beet Smoothie
- How to Make Green Smoothies
- 1 cup watermelon flesh 150 g
- 1 cup watermelon rind 150 g, washed
- 1 cup strawberries 150 g, frozen*
- 1 Tbsp honey 15 g, sugar for vegan substitute
- 1 tsp lemon juice 5 mL
- Blitz all ingredients in a blender until completely smooth. If you notice your blender isn’t breaking down the rind completely, just pour the finished smoothie through a wire mesh sieve to strain out the larger bits.
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Thank you National Watermelon Promotion Board for sponsoring this post. Watermelon is the perfect portable food for enjoying wherever life takes you!