Frugal Foodie Friday: Strawberry-Watermelon Soul Smoothie

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I am not sure why I never thought of the deliciously simple combination of watermelon, strawberry, and lime before, but I must thank Bryant Terry for introducing me to it in his latest cookbook, Vegan Soul Kitchen. It inspired this Strawberry-Watermelon Soul Smoothie!

Strawberry-Watermelon Soul Smoothie - The Perfect Dairy-Free, Vegan, Nut-Free Summer Drink

In all honesty, I found this book a bit intimidating at first. It appeared far more culinary than my simple, whole food tastes. But once I took some time to really read through it, the magic was unleashed. Bryant introduces flavor concepts and pairings that had me down-right intrigued and itching to get into the kitchen. On a hot summer day, I decided to chill out with some inspiration from his Double Watermelon-Strawberry Slushee … and oh what a lovely beverage it was …

Special Diet Notes: Strawberry-Watermelon Soul Smoothie

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Frugal Foodie Friday: Strawberry-Watermelon Soul Smoothie
 
Recipe adapted from Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (or about 12 ounces) watermelon balls (no seeds!)
  • ¾ to 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar, honey, or sugar (or to taste)
  • Ice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place the watermelon and strawberries in the blender. Blend until smooth. You may need to push the watermelon down a bit to get it going, but once it starts to blend the juices will be released to keep it going.
  2. Blend in the lime juice, sweetener, and ice, if using. If you do choose honey, keep in mind that it doesn’t dissolve as well in cold liquids as agave and sugar. Give it a good blend to prevent any “chunks” of honey from remaining.
 

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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