80/10/10 Recipe: Raw Vegan Watermelon Banana Peach Green Smoothie and 7 Ways To Enjoy Watermelon This Summer

by on July 24, 2012


Ah Summer… who doesn’t love enjoying a hot summer day and diving into some ice cold juicy watermelon?

Watermelon is the PERFECT Summer fruit and it can be enjoyed so many ways.

7 Different Ways To Enjoy Watermelon This Summer:

#1. Sliced up and served traditionally

#2. Diced into a fruit salad (or use a melon baller)

#3. Blended into fruit smoothies

#4. Juiced (you can even juice the rind!)

#5. Cut into thin slices and dehydrated into watermelon “candy” or fruit roll ups

#6. Grilled and served over a salad

I know right, grilled watermelon?  That sounds so weird… But I was at a vegetarian restaurant once that had a grilled watermelon salad on the menu. I thought it was odd, but who knows maybe it could be delicious! I don’t have a barbecue though, so if you try it out let me know what you think!

You should definitely try out dehydrated watermelon slices though if you have access to a dehydrator. It’s like a homemade fruit rollup but tastes like watermelon candy! Kids really love these things and it’s a fun way to get them involved in making healthy treats at home. I was really impressed by how tasty dehydrated watermelon was.

And #7… You can make a watermelon birthday cake like this one I found online!

This watermelon fruit cake would be great for kids with gluten, dairy or egg allergies or if you just want to offer something fresh and wholesome instead of a standard sugary birthday cake. The fruit kabobs make it really easy for kids to eat as well.

Really watermelon is such a versatile fruit and there are so many ways to enjoy it! It makes the perfect base to fruit smoothies too.

Check out my watermelon green smoothie recipe below…

80/10/10 Watermelon Banana Peach Green Smoothie

Serves 1-2

Ingredients:

4 cups/20 oz. watermelon chunks
2 ripe bananas
3/4 cup frozen peaches
1 cup packed baby spinach (or other mild greens like lettuce, Swiss chard etc)

Directions:

Place ingredients in Vitamix or blender in the order provided and blend until smooth. Garnish with a spinach leaf or slice of watermelon if desired.

Variations:

Try out different melons! Cantaloup or honeydew will be delicious as well and make for a great variety.

What’s your favourite way to eat watermelon or favourite watermelon recipe?

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 marcia August 23, 2016 at 5:12 PM

One of my favorite, refreshing drinks this summer has involved WATERMELON. I take frozen watermelon cubes, frozen pineapple chunks, LOTS AND LOTS OF GREENS (because you really can’t taste them) and last but not least, COCONUT WATER because it is soooooooo good for you. Yummy!!!

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2 Lorna July 25, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Hi Veronica,

I tried the watermelon smoothie recipe indicated above last night and it was delicious. After my yoga class I made this smoothie and it replenished my energy; it was great with the two bananas that helped me to sleep well last night. Bananas have serotonin.

Thanks Veronica for all the great recipes. I have made several others also, even your cabbage soup – great!

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3 Low Fat Vegan Chef Veronica July 25, 2012 at 10:19 AM

I’m glad you enjoyed it Lorna! Thanks for letting me know

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4 Lorna July 24, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Last night I had watermelon, frozen strawberries and honey blended in my vitamix. I should have used guava nectar instead of honey but I did not have the latter, so I used honey. It was refreshing.

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5 Lorna Taylor July 24, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Last night I had watermelon, frozen strawberries and honey blended in my vitamix. I really should have guava nectar instead of honey but I did not have the latter so I used honey. It was refreshing.

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6 Eva July 24, 2012 at 9:44 AM

I’m sure watermelon sprinkled with cinnamon would be fun, haven’t tried it yet as it just popped in my head, love all your recipes and info thanks

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7 Low Fat Vegan Chef Veronica July 24, 2012 at 8:28 PM

You’re welcome Eva! 🙂

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8 Tine July 24, 2012 at 9:06 AM

That’s almost what I had this afternoon. My recipe has only one banana but I also add lime/lemon and a bit of ginger.

One of my favourite meals in the summer is watermelon chunks, thinly sliced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, soaked arame, and ginger (occasionally I add a few mint leaves). Absolutely yummy served chilled in summer heat. Kind regards Tine

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9 Naila July 24, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Awesome recipes, especially the watermelon cake! I might just try the watermelon green smoothie. I have it stuck in my mind that green smoothies are very bitter tasting, just down right unpleasant but this one sounds like it will be great tasting and quite pleasant!

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10 Lorna July 24, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Naila, green smoothies are far from bitter. There is sweetness from the fruits used and you do not even get a distinct taste from the greens. You should try some green smoothie recipes and get rid of the thought in your mind, I think you would love them. 🙂

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11 Low Fat Vegan Chef Veronica July 24, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Green smoothies are not bitter, the key is to use sweet fruits like banana, mango, pineapple, melon, or papaya to bring natural sweetness and mask the flavour of the greens. Baby spinach literally tastes like nothing blended into a fruit smoothie and you will barely notice the taste at all!

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