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Watermelon Surprise Smoothie


Watermelon Surprise Smoothie

Serves: 2

Category: Smoothies, Blended Salads and Juices
Author: Kyra Morgan
Tags: Kid-Friendly

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This kid-friendly smoothie tastes great and delivers a generous helping of fruits and vegetables.
It’s a great idea for a fun and healthful breakfast.



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Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups watermelon, cut in 1 inch cubes
1 cup baby carrots
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 ripe banana, frozen (see note)
1 Medjool date or 2 regular dates, pitted
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients together in a high-powered blender.

Note:
Peel bananas and seal in a plastic bag before freezing.

Calories 242; Protein 5 g; Carbohydrates 53 g; Sugars 34 g; Total Fat 3.9 g; Saturated Fat 0.4 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 47 mg; Fiber 9.9 g; Beta-Carotene 9511 ug; Vitamin C 58 mg; Calcium 101 mg; Iron 2.7 mg; Folate 175 ug; Magnesium 96 mg; Potassium 1060 mg; Zinc 1.1 mg; Selenium 4.1 ug

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PERU

08/18/2007 05:35 PM

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This was delicious. I misread the recipe and put in 4 dates and that was too much. I didn't use the flax seeds

AlohaMommy

08/28/2007 12:51 PM

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I've made this twice so far. The second time, I added a small head of romaine (from a bag of romaine hearts)in place of the carrots for a quick dinner and it was great.

June

09/18/2007 06:31 PM

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Thank you so much, Kyra, for creating this delicious smoothie!! I really enjoyed it. I meant to give it 5 stars ***** but I didn't know how to do that.
This comment was last edited on 09/18/2007 06:32 PM

dukhniwaran

10/05/2007 01:43 PM

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This was very good. Easy to make and tasted delicious. Both my husband and I like it. It was sort of like a slushie or snow cone. Thicker and icier than most of my smoothies but not as thick as ice cream.

outdoorgrrl

07/22/2009 12:06 PM

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I didn't have carrots or strawberries, so I used lettuce and frozen blueberries instead. Very tasty. Thanks for the inspiration Kyra!

Skiergirl

08/29/2009 09:40 AM

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This recipe is great!! I am just starting to get my young children to eat healthy and I was finally able to get them to eat carrots with this recipe. This smoothie is good too when you freeze it for the kid's school lunch, and by lunch time it thaws down a little when you pack it in their lunch box in the morning. By lunchtime they are eating "ice cream" for lunch~!! All the other kids in the class are so envious.

Silverlady

05/16/2011 05:37 PM

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This recipe was so easy and sweet! It will help me make my comeback to being a nutritarian. Thank you.

glennagcm1

07/27/2012 01:57 PM

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I have too much watermelon in my fridge so I came here searching for creative and tasty ways to use it up before it spoils. So glad I did! This is my new favorite smoothie. It's a delicious, sweet-tasting treat. If I didn't put the carrots in it myself, I would never have believed it had carrots at all. Perfect cool summer smoothie! I'm also going to make it for my tween-age kids because they'll never know it's healthy. Thanks for posting this great recipe!

MaureenRN

08/22/2013 08:05 AM

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Excellent smoothie, but too sweet for me. Next time, I'll leave out the dates.

Thomas Nowak

08/22/2013 07:45 PM

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Excellent

fdfd

08/10/2014 09:32 AM

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We loved this, and it was a great way to use part of a very large, in season watermelon! I did need to add a bit of liquid to get it blended, so used 1/4 C. of blueberry pomegranate juice. I used carrots picked fresh in my garden and added a handful of freshly picked lemon balm, though fresh mint would also be nice. Yummy!

ellenjohansen

09/05/2014 01:14 PM

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Why baby carrots? Highly processed, chlorinated critters. Just use organic carrots and cut up.

Laury

09/07/2014 03:52 PM

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I made it exactly according to recipe with the exception that I, too, used organic carrots. It was just ok. A bit strange tasting, I thought. Glad to have used up the watermelon I had.

Nylas

09/08/2014 03:34 PM

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Best way for me to get my salad in with my busy schedule. 1st time forgot to add dates. They do make a difference....

Elaine Garces

06/10/2015 04:47 PM

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Very good! First time I made this it turned out wonderfully slushy ... Second time it was more like a smoothie because I used what little greens I had on hand. I used organic ingredients and Vitamixl I froze some with Popsicle molds and added some frozen blackberries and basil. Thank you!