Summer weather evokes an image of my 6-year-old self, sitting cross-legged on a picnic blanket, my face buried in a giant wedge of watermelon.
Because of its size, watermelon was reserved for picnics and parties, so my memories associated with it are linked with fun, family, and sunshine.
Now, my favorite is the miniature watermelons that are just right for one person.
I especially like this Tropical Watermelon Splash recipe that blends watermelon with Tropical Strawberry Shakeology: It’s light and refreshing, and the flavor of the watermelon really shines.
For even brighter flavor, I finish it off with a sprinkling of orange zest. Freshly cut watermelon is perfect for smoothies, but I also like to freeze leftover watermelon and use the frozen chunks in place of ice cubes in my smoothies.
When the end of the season approaches, I stock up on melons to cut and freeze, so I can continue to enjoy the flavor of summer during the winter.
How to Freeze Watermelon
The next time you have extra watermelon, freeze it for smoothies.
Watermelons are made almost entirely of water, so they’re excellent candidates for freezing. Remove the rind and scoop out the flesh with a melon baller, or cut your watermelon into cubes. If your watermelon has seeds, remove them before freezing.
Arrange watermelon pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper (so they don’t stick) and then place in the freezer.
Once the watermelon is frozen, pack it into freezer bags or containers and store in the freezer until needed.
Frozen watermelon pieces can be added to smoothies, pureed for a quick sorbet, or eaten for a refreshing snack when slightly thawed.
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Tropical Watermelon Smoothie
This refreshing watermelon smoothie is great for hot summer days!
- 1 cup water
- 1 scoop Tropical Strawberry Shakeology
- ½ cup cubed watermelon
- 1 cup ice
Place water, Shakeology, watermelon, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
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Enjoy as part of breakfast.
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