Refreshing, tasty and full of goodness, this watermelon and orange smoothie will quench even the biggest thirst.
I personally love watermelon but Mark isn’t a big lover of it… too watery, too sweet and don’t even get him started on all the pips… yet once turned into this delicious drink, he simply can’t seem to stop refilling his glass.
The idea for this drink isn’t mine. A good friend of ours told us how they would drink it all the time during the long, very hot summer months back in Turkey. They were swearing by it and its almost magical properties, so finally one day we decided to give it a try too… I am really happy we did as we can finally turn a watermelon into something we both really enjoy.
- 1kg ripe watermelon
- 250ml orange juice*
- 1 lemon
- 1tsp raw honey
- Ice-cubes to serve
*ideally we would use freshly squeezed orange juice but alas the watermelon season doesn’t match up with the orange season and as getting out of season fruit and veggies here isn’t so easy we are using organic pure orange juice from the carton… no other realistic options.
Peel, cube, and deseed watermelon, then pop into a high-speed blender.
Juice the lemon and add into your melon cubes.
Add the orange juice and honey.
Depending on the temperature of your ingredients, you might want to add some ice-cubes to make the drink a little cooler from the start.
Turn the blender on and blend for a minute or two on high speed.
Serve over ice with a nice straw (little paper brolly optional) and enjoy the cooling experience!
Ideally, it should be drunk as soon as blended but it will keep in the fridge for a day or two if you end up making a bigger batch… just don’t forget to give it a good stir before serving as it will tend to separate a bit.
Do you like watermelon?
What’s your favourite way of serving it?