Finally, … A keeper! This is one that I feel really good about sharing. Peaches and Lettuce with a hint of watermelon! Perfect. Green smoothies don’t get much better than this.
If you haven’t noticed, this winter and spring has driven me to using a lot of coconut milk (not raw from whole foods). It makes for a creamy heavier base that adds a little more umph to the smoothie. But what I really love is fresh juice. The oranges and apples this last winter weren’t all that great, but now that summer’s on (somewhere in the world) I’m starting to see melons showing up in the stores. Last weekend, I picked up two little watermelons.
One made this and more!
You can add the watermelon fruit directly into the smoothie, but I prefer just adding the juice – because I like drinking the juice straight up.
If you don’t have a juicer, I’ve been happy with my Breville JE900 Juice Fountain Professional Juice Extractor. I decided on that model after reading reviews on Amazon and seeing that this model got great reviews regarding cleanup. The cleanup is really simple. So simple in fact that you’ll actually use the machine!
And, as you can see from the picture above, it can take one little watermelon and make a lot of juice.
In any case, here’s what I used for the Peach, Lettuce, Watermelon smoothie:
As you can see, it was:
- 3 ripe white Peaches
- 1 bowl fresh garden lettuce
- 1 ½ cup fresh watermelon juice
- 3 little Deglet Noor dates
- 1 probiotic (optional)
That’s it! After it was all whipped up, I thought that the dates might have been a bit much. If the watermelon where a little closer to being in season, I’d drop the dates altogether.
I love how these white peaches stack up. And the garden lettuce is sweat all by itself. It’s almost too good to blend up into a smoothie. But hey, I’ve got Sooooo much this year that if I’m going to be grateful, the best way of doing that is by letting the lettuce experience being made into a smoothie!
And this one was so easy to drink. Unlike smoothies make with harsher greens, this one is worth savoring.
It’s peach season so get out and bring some home. Any Saturday market should also have a ton of fresh greens, so you have no excuse.
One quart a day, that’s all they say!