Watermelon Rind Smoothie Cubes

June 5, 2022

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!

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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!

How to Make These Simple & Easy Watermelon Rind Cubes

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!

Delicious Smoothies You Can Add These Cubes To

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.

Tropical Green Smoothie

Mint Chip Smoothie

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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Dairy Free/gluten-free/Grain Free/Nut Free/Paleo/Refined Sugar Free/Vegan

Watermelon Rind Smoothie Cubes

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Nicole Modic
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
SERVES 12 Cubes
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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!

Equipment

  • 1 Blender  I love my Vitamix blender, and will always recommend it!

Ingredients

  • 1 Watermelon Just the rinds; remove the flesh and eat it later!
  • 1/2 Cup Water

Instructions

  • Start by removing the rinds off your watermelon and placing them in a high-speed blender (like a Vitamix.)
  • Next, pour your water into the blender, and blend until the rinds become smooth and creamy. You may need to use a paddle, if your blender has one, to ensure that the rinds are fully incorporated!
  • Then, once your mixture is done, pour it into an ice cube tray.
  • Cover and freeze overnight.
  • Once your cubes are fully frozen, remove them from the freezer and add them into smoothies or juices, as desired! Store any leftovers back in the freezer for up to three months. Enjoy!

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