As the school year draws near and families start the back-to-school prep, they start to savor those special end of Summer moments. As children, my sister and our friends created cities of chalk in the driveway, built forts out of cushions and ate watermelon to our hearts content. Our pool became an ocean and we were mermaids swimming among the reef. Our backyard was a jungle that we explored with wonder and awe. When night fell, we chased glowing green lightning bugs, hoping our parents let us continue our adventures well after dark.
Children’s imaginations are a glorious thing. I am in already in awe of #ToddlerLnC’s imagination. She has started to “play pretend” and it is absolutely adorable. She has been under the weather this week with ear infections and a head cold. Toddler LnC wasn’t sleeping well, was stuffed up, and had a fever at one point. She has vastly improved since earlier in the week, but is still not her normal self.
I created this light and refreshing Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie to help get some liquids in her, since she didn’t want to eat. It’s always fun to watch her light up when I ask if she wants a smoothie, and was the perfect treat since she was feeling miserable.
Frozen Strawberries are a great base for this smoothie, because it helps make it frothy and sweet. Normally, you wouldn’t think to put watermelon into a smoothie because, like the name states, it is full of water. I actually love that it was creamy and light, and the watermelon pairs well with the strawberries and vanilla yogurt. Enjoy!
Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
A Love and Confection original recipe
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Yield: 4 servings
Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie Ingredients:
– 1 cup Watermelon Juice
– 1 cup Frozen Strawberries
– 1 cup Stonyfield Lowfat French Vanilla Yogurt
– 1-2 cups Crushed Ice
Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie Directions:
1. In a food processor, puree Watermelon chunks, then strain until you get 1 cup of Watermelon Juice.
2. In your blender, layer the ingredients as listed: Watermelon Juice, Frozen Strawberries, Yogurt and 1 cup Crushed Ice. Blend until combined and if needed, add more ice. Enjoy!
Until next time,
LOVE & CONFECTIONS!
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