This Watermelon Lemonade Smoothie is refreshing with a hint of sweetness from the dates and a little zing from blending the whole slice of lemon into the smoothie. Give this recipe a try or save it on Pinterest for later!
Watermelon Lemonade Smoothie
I want to let you all know that I’ve hated watermelon since the day I was born! It has always tasted like dirty water to me. My parents and I concluded that I hate this fruit so much because my mom ate a personal-sized watermelon almost everyday throughout her pregnancy with me, so I was already tired of the crap by the time I was born!
With that being said, I am very surprised to say that I LOVE this Watermelon Lemonade Smoothie. Not just like….but love!
Whole Lemon vs Lemon Juice in Smoothies
I use whole slices of lemon in this recipe, instead of using the juice of a lemon like usual. The pith and skin of citrus fruits have many health benefits, so I always try to blend whole lemon slices to get all of the nutritious benefits. I think the lemon slices really helped mellow out the watermelon flavor. It has a perfect mild flavor with a hint of lemon and sweetness. This is definitely a gateway watermelon recipe for those of you who have never liked it.
Health Benefits of This Smoothie
“Consumption of citrus fruit or juice is found to be inversely associated with several diseases. The health benefits of citrus fruit have mainly been attributed to the presence of bioactive compounds, such as phenolics, vitamin C, and carotenoids.”
***NOTE: This blog is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified healthcare practitioner. All information contained in this blog is the opinion of Monique and is not to be interpreted as medical advice.
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Watermelon Lemonade Smoothie
Refreshing Watermelon Smoothie with a hint of lemon
- 1/2 sugar watermelon or about 4 cups
- 3 1/4 inch slices of lemons
- 8 medjool or california dates pitted
- 1 cup water filtered if possible
- 6 ice cubes
Blend everything together until smooth. Add water to adjust the sweetness and consistency, if desired.
Lemon peel and pith have many health benefits so I like to blend whole slices of lemons in my smoothies. If your blender is not strong enough to blend lemon with the peel attached to it then I would use the juice of 1 or 2 lemons (taste to see how many you want to use).