Pink Lady: A smoothie with Watermelon
Nothing says sweet and refreshing like watermelon. While there's something primitively satisfying in chomping into a watermelon slice much bigger than your face and spitting out the seeds, there may be times when you feel like something more refined (or don't want to stain your shirt). Or maybe you bought a massive watermelon that you can't possibly finish before it goes past it? The solution: the Pink Lady, a watermelon smoothie.
I found the recipe in a very attractive little book entitled Smoothies: 50 Recipes for High-Energy Refreshment by Mary Corpening Barber and her twin sister, Sara Corpening, and Lori Lyn Narlock. I have to say, I've never been that excited about smoothies (I prefer to eat my calories, if you know what I mean). But with my new blender and this book, I'm a convert! There's three blueberry smoothies I can't wait to try: Bad Boys (with boysenberries), Black Beauty (with grape juice), and Maple Blue (for those who like blueberry cobbler). The twin authors are also San Francisco locals.
The authors comically note that this smoothie reminds them of their favorite candy, Jolly Rancher watermelon sticks! The Pink Lady has a much more refined taste. It was super refreshing! A friend suggested it would be good with mint — I agree.
Pink Lady (adapted from Smoothies: 50 Recipes for High-Energy Refreshment):
1-1/2 cups watermelon, seeded and diced
1/2 cup strawberry sorbet
8 ice cubes
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
pinch of salt
Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
So watermelon, fruit or vegetable?