Watermelon, Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

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Last week, I faced a dire situation: Mark and I decided to make mid-afternoon margaritas, and his “on the rocks special” just wasn’t cutting it. With our new refrigerator’s crushed ice maker on the job, I was expecting an icy, beach-worthy drink with everything but the sand. It kept me dreaming. But, with a blender bought in the same hour of the first margarita attempt, the ultimate frozen fruity drink was a reality and we sailed off into buzzed bliss before 5 o’clock. Sometimes it’s just what you’ve gotta do!

So, since I bought the blender, I’ve been experimenting with all kinds of fruity drinks, and this smoothie has turned out to be one of my absolute favorites! Full of juicy strawberries, luscious watermelon and a banana for a tropical kick, it was the drink of my dreams, and a healthy one at that. Just pulse all the fruit together, add a little milk and you’re done! This scrumptious vitamin C and potassium rich smoothie makes for a tasty breakfast, snack or midday pick-me-up. And, of course, it tastes even better when you drink it from a fancy glass!

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Watermelon, Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

Yield: Makes about 4 servings

Ingredients:

5 cups seedless watermelon chunks

1 ripe banana, peeled

6 strawberries, rinsed and hulled

1/3 cup milk, any kind

Directions:

Liquefy all fruit together in a large blender. Add milk and blend until smooth. Serve immediately, or chill in the refrigerator and serve cold.

Enjoy!

      

39 Responses to “Watermelon, Strawberry and Banana Smoothie”

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    Maris(In Good Taste) — July 12, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    What a wonderful drink. I love that it has 3 delicious fruits and with the addition of skim milk this is a dieters delight!

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    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum — July 12, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    Looks great, Georgia. Once again, I’m inspired to throw some watermelon in my blender! :)

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    The Café Sucré Farine — July 12, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

    What a great combination of flavors, perfect for these hot, hot summer days!

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    Sandra — July 12, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    Yes to this after my workout today!

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    Jenn — July 12, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

    Looks almost too gorgeous to drink… almost :) What a perfect drink for the hot summer!

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    Lisa @ Dishes of Mrs. Fish — July 12, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    All the flavors in this smoothie just scream summer! :) We make smoothies every day for breakfast, so I’m sure we’ll be trying this combination soon!

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    Jeno @ Weeknite Meals — July 12, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    Yay to your new blender, and yay to healthy fruity dessert/snacks!

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    A Canadian Foodie — July 12, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

    Winning flavour combination! And it looks absolutely stunning! Wonderful. I have missed your inspiration. So happy to stop by.
    :)
    Valerie

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — July 12, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    I love this because it is beautiful, and because I have all the ingredients at home so I don’t have to stop at the store before I satisfy my craving for it. :)

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — July 12, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

    Delicious! I am always on the hunt for new and fun smoothie recipes!

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    warmvanillasugar — July 12, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    This smoothie sounds wonderful! Great recipe!

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    Angie's Recipes — July 12, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    One of the must have in summer time! Looks delightful!

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    Baking Serendipity — July 12, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    Everything tastes better in a fancy glass :) But this recipe looks especially delicious!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen — July 12, 2011 @ 8:19 pm

    That does look refreshing and delicious! I’m sure the margaritas were good too :)

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles — July 13, 2011 @ 12:23 am

    Looks delicious! I’ve been seeing similar fruit combos all over and I can’t wait to try it! It looks so good :)

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — July 13, 2011 @ 1:02 am

    Oh yum! I might make this tomorrow. Or tonight!

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    Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) — July 13, 2011 @ 1:54 am

    I make loads of smoothies but never thought to add watermelon. Great idea.

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    Deborah — July 13, 2011 @ 2:11 am

    I have a smoothie most mornings – I’m going to have to try this combo!

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    Cheri — July 13, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    I just sent my husband to the store and now I’m really wishing I got him to pick up all these ingredients. This sounds soo refreshing! Never would have thought of it.

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    meeshiesmom — July 13, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

    Love smoothies. This is a great combination of flavors, thanks for sharing.
    Karen

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    Charissa — July 13, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

    Ooh, nummy! We had something similar last night, pureeing up watermelon and adding mint. So intoxicatingly good!

    You don’t seem watermelon in too many smoothies, so good on you for making a winner of a recipe with it!

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    Carolyn Jung — July 13, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    I love how you dress it up in the fancy glass. Makes even a smoothie so glam.

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    Stephanie — July 13, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    I would have never thought of putting watermelon in a smoothie, but this looks (and sounds) beyond delicious!! It’s such a beautiful color, too. I’ll take two, please. :)

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    Lynda @ TasteFood — July 13, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    This sounds so refreshing. I like the combination of fruit!

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    Amanda Maggio — July 13, 2011 @ 11:56 pm

    this looks amazing!! so perfect for these hott summer days! xo

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    Pretty. Good. Food. — July 14, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    Mmmm, yes please! :) xxoo

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    Magic of Spice — July 14, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

    I have to get a new blender this weekend…I’m sure I will be playing as well :)
    Beautiful and refreshing smoothie!

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    wendyweekendgourmet — July 15, 2011 @ 2:54 am

    Yum…this looks so cool and refreshing for our hot summer days! Great combo of flavors, Georgia!

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    Cristina — July 15, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    Mmmm – stick a straw in this and I’ll continue to mindlessly gulp this down without a care of how much I’ve consumed. This is vibrant, flavorful and healthy smoothie! You put Jamba Juice to shame. ;)

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    Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny — July 15, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    Georgia this looks absolutely refreshing and oh so gorgeous!! Saving this recipe for sure!! :)

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    Emily Malloy — July 15, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

    Pure heaven :)

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    Betty @ scrambled henfruit — July 16, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

    I love a smoothie for a quick “pick-me-up” any time of day. This one is full of fruit and sounds like such a healthy, delicious choice! :)

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    Val — July 18, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

    Hello, gorgeous drink!! I need to make this immediately.

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    Linda — July 19, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

    It’s just not summer without watermelon and I love the combination with strawberries and banana! Sounds so delicious!

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    Anonymous — August 2, 2011 @ 12:27 am

    tout simplement delicieux et tres apetissant

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    Sally @ sally's baking addiction — March 9, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    just a little more stalking on your fabulous blog this morning! this looks amazingly refreshing and puts me in the mood for summer fruits! i love smoothies in the summer :)

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — May 23, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

    LOL! Sally (above) was doing what I’m doing right now with Strawberry recipes, here at The Comfort of Cooking! Hahaha! Seriously…such a great smoothie flavor combo for summer…and, so purrrtty!

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    Kitty — August 8, 2014 @ 12:56 am

    Hii ! Do i need to freeze the fruits before hand ??

    • Georgia — August 8th, 2014 @ 10:25 am

      I don’t freeze the fruits, but you can for a thicker consistency.

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