There's nothing more refreshing on a hot summer's day than watermelon, the base for this yummy summer smoothie from the Meals for You website. The recipe specifies non-fat lemon yoghurt, but I always use creamy Greek yoghurt, and because I love lemony flavours, I add the juice of half a lemon. The honey counter-balances this superbly.
- Puree the watermelon, honey and mint quickly -- do not over blend.
- Pulse in the yogurt and cinnamon until just smooth.
- Transfer to serving glasses.
I began to make this and realized I didn't have mint (fresh or dried). A quick google search shows that you can substitute basil for mint in sweet dishes, so I tried that. Not too bad! I don't think of basil as a sweet seasoning, but it actually worked out pretty well - I'd do it again. I also used plain yogurt.
Pretty and tasty! Thanks for posting.
Fabulous! I have a bag of watermelon in the freezer left over from last summer. This wasn't the easiest to blend with the frozen watermelon, but it was worth it. I used fat free vanilla yogurt and the juice of half a lemon, plus orange mint. This is tangy and delightful on a hot day. Thanks!