Don’t throw away your leftover watermelon! My Watermelon Rind Smoothie Cubes “hack” is the perfect way to eliminate food waste, get some extra nutrients out of your watermelon, and create a delicious base for all of your smoothie recipes! Plus, you’d be surprised how delicious watermelon rinds actually are – don’t knock it until you try it!
Friends, one of my favorite parts of summertime is the abundance of fresh watermelons. These sweet, hydrating, delicious melons are not only perfect for cooling down during the warmer months, but also have a host of different nutritional benefits, making them a true superfood!
But while we all know that the fruit itself is both delicious and nutritious, did you know that the rind of the watermelon is as well? It’s true! While the rind is a little bit tougher than the “flesh,” it takes on a refreshing taste that is similar to that of a cucumber. And, like a cucumber, it is rich in fiber and antioxidants, making it the perfect ingredient to add to smoothies or juices!
Making these cubes are super simple and easy! All you have to do is chop up your watermelon rinds into nice, small pieces.
Next, get out a high-speed blender (like a Vitamix) and dd in your watermelon rinds to it, along with water. Then, blend until the mixture is totally smooth – this will take a few minutes, and you may need to use a paddle, if your blender has one, to make sure that the rinds blend properly.
Then, transfer your mixture to an ice cube tray, and place in the freezer overnight, until the mixture is fully solidified.
Once done, add your cubes to your smoothies or juices as desired! Store any leftovers in the freezer – they should stay good for about three months! Enjoy!
Looking for the perfect smoothie recipe to use your smoothie cubes in? Well, look no further because I’ve got you! These are a few of my favorite smoothie recipes, that I feel would be perfect with some watermelon rind cubes added into them. They’re nutritious, delicious, AND compliment the flavor of the watermelon rinds well.
Orange Creamsicle Protein Smoothie
I hope these tips help you to make the most delicious smoothies from your watermelon rinds, every time! If you decide to try out this hack, please be sure to leave a review and rating below! And, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so that I can repost them! Enjoy! xX
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