Posted by Chantel Martiromo
Recipe contributed by Raw, Quick and delicious! 5 ingredient recipes in just 15 minutes by Douglas McNish, Published by Robert Rose. You can visit them at www.robertrose.ca
This smoothie screams "Summertime" with its blend of juicy, sweet peach and banana, refreshing watermelon and cooling mint.
If your banana ripen too quickly remove the peels and store them in the freezer for the next time you want a cold creamy smoothie.
To boost the protein content of your smoothie, try adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder --- I prefer hemp or sprouted brown rice protein. Both are available in natural foods store and well-stoked supermarket. Not all are raw though, so be sure to read the labels.
When stone fruits become ripe, stone them in the refrigerator. This slowdown the ripening process, so they will keep for up to a week.
1 cup chopped seeded watermelon 250 mL
1/2 cup sliced peach 125mL
1 banana 1
2 chopped pitted date 2
2tbsp. fresh mint leaves 30mL
In a blender, combine watermelon, peach, banana, dates and mint. Blend at high speed until smooth. Serve immediately.
Make 11/1 cup (375mL)
Variation: Frozen Blueberry watermelon, peach smoothie - Substitute 1/2 cup (125mL) frozen blueberries for the banana and a punch of ground cinnamon for the mint.
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