Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Green Watermelon Avocado Smoothie

3 WWPP Posted by 2 years ago 10 Comments

I may have gone off the deep end with these green smoothie things. I can’t stress how long it took me to put spinach in my smoothies. I just didn’t believe it would be good. Then 2 years ago I made my first one and was hooked! Now I have a page devoted to them –click here to see all my green smoothie ideas.

Green Watermelon Avocado SmoothieThis particular version is not for the faint of heart. It’s as green as green can be!

The taste can only be described as fresh. The combination of watermelon and spinach screams healthy and creates a pleasant, light flavor. The addition of avocado gives it a smooth texture and adds some “meat” to an otherwise too-light breakfast.

I’ve made it 2 days in a row now and both times I’m I’ve been shocked how much I liked it. I mean there’s really nothing to it!

Here’s what I did…

  • 200g fresh watermelon
  • 2 cups (85g) raw spinach
  • 1 oz (28g) avocado
  • 10 ice cubes

Puree the watermelon first to create the liquid base.

Add the spinach and avocado.

Green Watermelon Avocado Smoothie Step 1

Mine barely fit. I had to squish it in.

Once you’re ready to blend, if you are using  an upside-down processor, make sure to give the cup a few shakes so the liquid is near the blades.

Green Watermelon Avocado Smoothie Blend

Blend until smooth.

Green Watermelon Avocado Smoothie puree

Add in the ice cubes and blend again.

Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Green Watermelon Avocado Smoothie Close Up

I like to pair it with a hard boiled egg. It makes a great breakfast combo!

Green Watermelon Avocado Smoothie Breakfast

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
125 4g 5g old: 2 new: 3
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
12g 1g 20g 4g

See other recipes using: avocado, spinach, watermelon


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    Jason

    September 4, 2013

    I've never even thought of using watermelon in green smoothies. Going to use your recipe in a few days time, and report back ;) Reply

    Michele

    September 5, 2013

    That looks yummy!! 200g watermelon....is that about 1 cup? Reply

      roni

      September 5, 2013

      It's a little over a cup, more like 1 and 1/3. I think there's 150g in a cup.

    M H

    September 5, 2013

    I am always a little confused on why you use g for measurements instead of cups or T. I don't have a scale so a little help in this area would be beneficial to me. Reply

      roni

      September 5, 2013

      Because grams are more accurate and since I'm supply nutritional information I want to be as accurate as possible. Plus "a cup" of something like watermelon can vary greatly on how it's cut (large or small chunks) if you bake or cook g is the way to go in my opinion. That being said I normally try to post cup equivalents for most things. I forgot on the water melon it's about 1 1/3 cups.

    Kae

    September 6, 2013

    Okay, that's it... I'm finally going to try one of these! Do you think an immersion blender would work? :) Reply

      roni

      September 6, 2013

      I think you can make it work. There's not a lot of liquid though. It all comes from the watermelon and spinach

    Michele

    September 10, 2013

    This was awesome!! I made it this am!!! Reply

    Decalo Weight Loss

    September 29, 2013

    Seems like an unlikely combo but I'll give it a try. Reply

    John

    October 2, 2013

    I rotate between spinach and baby kale. Reply