Rosemary Watermelon Smoothie

from The Blender Girl Smoothies app
October 9, 2014

This rosemary watermelon smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies app is super hydrating and delicious, and is fantastic for detox and weight loss.

This rosemary watermelon smoothie with lemon and pineapple and strawberries is one of my favorite smoothie recipes from my new smoothies app and book.

I called this the Rosemary Melonade smoothie because this recipe is an exotic blend that sips like a fancy cocktail, but skips the hefty bar tab.

Watermelon is super hydrating, and rich in vitamin C and anti-inflammatory lycopenes, while rosemary contributes awesome flavor and antibacterial backup. The combination makes this your secret immunity agent! Throw in the jalapeño booster for an added cleanse and kick.

The Blender Girl Smoothies app for iPhone and iPad launched today in the app store.

I have been working on this smoothies app for a year with the team at Ten Speed Press and Penguin Random House to offer a comprehensive smoothie-making tool that will help you find your perfect blend.

You can learn more about all of the features of my smoothies app here or at the app store.

But, just to give you the quick lowdown:

The app includes 100 delicious smoothie recipes that are all gluten free and vegan. We launched with 70 recipes, and starting next week, you will receive a new recipe every Sunday to make up the initial 100 recipe collection.

Each recipe contains three optional boosters that ramp up nutrition and/or flavor. You can choose one, two, or all three to suit your needs. And then, of course, tweak your blend to taste. There is a place to record notes about what you tweaked for future reference, and you can save your favorites in a special folder for quick reference later.

There are icons that quickly call out the major health benefits of the smoothie, as well as a full nutritional breakdown of ingredients (before boosters are added). Ingredients are measured in imperial and metric units, and you can set you app for your preferred measuring system. I have included a brief headnote with each recipe and a stunning photo taken by the extremely talented Erin Kunkel. She really gave every smoothie a unique and beautiful personality.

You can set your dietary preferences in the user settings, as well as searching for recipes in all of the conventional ways such as ingredient, health need, etc. by typing things into the search glass in the top right corner of the all recipes view.

But, what is unique to this app is the story feature. You can fill in the I Feel, I Need, I Crave story on the home page to get a selection of smoothie that fit your particular mood on any given day. It’s really fun!

In addition to the recipes, there is a full ingredient glossary that explains how to select, store, and incorporate all of the commonly used smoothie ingredients such as leafy greens, fresh herbs, spices, coconut, superfoods, salt etc, and how to pair flavors with delicious success. There is an extensive FAQ, Smoothie Tips, Blender Tips, and my Blender Recommendations. I hope this information, along with the recipes will inspire and guide you to get more creative with your own blends.

I will post some recipes from the app over the next month, and explain more of the features. But, I literally just got home from a week away in Kansas City, and want to spend some much needed time with my sweetheart.

Please enjoy the app. Share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google +, post a review on the app store page, and share your blends with me in social media and in the comments section of the post. I would love to hear about what you’re making.

Thank you for your continued support. This would not be possible without you. I am so grateful.

*Probiotic Powder – I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt – I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

ROSEMARY WATERMELON SMOOTHIE

ROSEMARY WATERMELON SMOOTHIE from The Blender Girl Smoothies app and book tastes like lemonade. It has such an exquisite flavor. Enjoy it while the watermelon is still amazing. GET THE FULL PRINTED RECIPE:https://www.theblendergirl.com/recipe/rosemary-watermelon-smoothie/

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Rosemary Watermelon Smoothie

This rosemary watermelon smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies app is super hydrating and delicious, and is fantastic for detox and weight loss. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 16-ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (480g) chopped seedless watermelon, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 medium lemon, peeled and seeded
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup (80g) frozen pineapple
  • 1/4 cup (80g) frozen strawberries
  • Pinch of Celtic sea salt 
  • 5 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste (optional)

optional boosters:

  • 1/2 cup (60g) frozen raw cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeño chile

Instructions

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender (including any boosters), and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until well combined.

Recipe Notes

*Probiotic Powder - I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt - I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

Recipe from The Blender Girl Smoothies app
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

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