Refreshing Watermelon Cherry Smoothie Recipe: Your Ultimate Summer Drink

Jul 10, 2024| By JOI team


Jul 10, 2024| By JOI team

Refreshing Watermelon Cherry Smoothie Recipe: Your Ultimate Summer Drink

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Summer is here, and nothing beats the heat like a delicious, icy smoothie. Today, we're excited to share our Watermelon Cherry Smoothie recipe with you. It's not just a delightful treat; it's also packed with nutrients to keep you energized and hydrated. Using JOI Cashew or Almond Milk Concentrate makes it even better. Let's dive into why this smoothie deserves a spot in your summer rotation!

Why Make This Watermelon Cherry Smoothie?

Watermelon and cherries are quintessential summer fruits. They are bursting with flavors that scream sunshine and fun.

This smoothie combines their natural sweetness with the creamy goodness of bananas and the enriching touch of JOI Milk Concentrate.

It's not just a drink; it's a wholesome experience that brings a refreshing twist to your day.

Easy and Quick Recipe

We all love recipes that are as simple as they are delicious.

Our Watermelon Cherry Smoothie is a breeze to make. With just a few ingredients and a blender, you can whip up this delicious drink in minutes.

No cooking, no fuss—just blend and enjoy! Perfect for busy mornings or as a quick afternoon pick-me-up. Not to mention poolside (we won't judge if you add a splash of rum or tequila!)

Benefits of Using JOI in This Smoothie

JOI Cashew or Almond Milk Concentrate is the secret ingredient that takes this smoothie to the next level.

JOI products are clean label, plant-based, and designed to deliver the best in taste and nutrition.

By using JOI, you're not just enhancing the flavor and creaminess of your smoothie. You're also opting for a healthier (protein! fiber! healthy fats! nutrients!), more sustainable choice. Whether you go with almond or cashew, you can't go wrong.

Plus, JOI's concentrates are incredibly convenient, allowing you to make fresh, homemade plant milk in seconds.

Substitutions and Customizations

One of the best things about smoothies is their versatility. Here are a few ways to customize your Watermelon Cherry Smoothie:

  • Swap the Fruit: If you’re out of cherries, try using strawberries or raspberries. Both pair wonderfully with watermelon. 
  • Add Greens: Boost your smoothie with a handful of spinach or kale. The taste will remain fruity, but you’ll get an extra dose of nutrients.
  • Sweeten Naturally: If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, add more dates or a splash of honey. 
  • Protein Punch: Turn this smoothie into a post-workout powerhouse by adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder.
  • Extra Fiber: Add some chia seeds or basil seeds for extra fiber.
  • Milk Concentrate Options: While we love using JOI Cashew or Almond in this smoothie, you can also any of JOI plant milk concentrates to switch up the flavor. Try oat, oat creamer, hemp or coconut instead!

Tips for the Perfect Smoothie Texture

Achieving the ideal smoothie texture can make a big difference.

For a thicker smoothie, use more frozen fruit (make sure your watermelon, cherries and banana are frozen). Or add ice cubes.  Using chia seeds or flax seeds also helps thicken the blend.

If you prefer a thinner consistency, simply add more water or a splash of JOI milk.

Experiment until you find your perfect texture!

How to Pick the Best Watermelon and Cherries

Choosing the right fruits can enhance the flavor of your smoothie. Look for watermelons with a uniform shape and a creamy yellow spot where it sat on the ground.

For cherries, opt for ones that are firm, plump, and have a deep red color. Using frozen cherries assures peak ripeness and cuts back on prep time, as they are already pitted.

Health Benefits of Watermelon and Cherries

Watermelon is not just a hydrating fruit; it's a nutritional powerhouse. Rich in vitamins A and C, it helps boost your immune system and keeps your skin healthy. Watermelon also contains lycopene, an antioxidant known for its heart health benefits.

Cherries are another fantastically healthy fruit. They're loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. They’re known to help reduce muscle soreness, making this smoothie an excellent choice after a workout.

Cherries also support heart health and can improve sleep quality due to their natural melatonin content.

Storage Tips for Smoothie Ingredients

To save time, you can prepare and freeze your smoothie ingredients in advance. Cut the watermelon into chunks, pit the cherries and dates, and peel and slice the banana.

Store them in a freezer-safe bag so you can quickly toss them into the blender whenever you're ready.

JOI plant milk concentrate are always ready to go on your pantry shelf!

Other Drink Ideas with JOI

If you’re loving this smoothie, you’ll definitely want to try more smoothie recipes with JOI. Here are just a few favorites from our extensive recipe collection:

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In a Nutshell

Our Watermelon Cherry Smoothie is more than just a tasty beverage. It's a celebration of summer's best flavors and a testament to the ease and versatility of JOI products.

Whether you're a smoothie enthusiast or just looking for a refreshing way to stay cool, this recipe is a must-try. So, grab your blender and let’s enJOI this delightful drink together!

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