Watermelon Strawberry Banana Smoothie {Dairy Free}

Did you all have a nice weekend?  We had a lot of fun kayaking with our friends Friday night and finished it off with a surprise birthday party for our friend, Cheryl.  Saturday was spent working in the yard from the moment we woke up until 8 o’clock at night before heading out to dinner on the canal and getting frozen yogurt with friends on Park Ave.  I love having a house, a yard and a neighborhood, of course, but man is it a LOT of work!  Our yard required a ton of attention when we moved in last fall and we had big dreams for it.  Well, I’m happy to say that it is looking greener and healthier all the time, so it makes it all worth it.  It’s amazing the sense of accomplishment you can get from doing all of the hard work on your own and seeing good results!

It’s going to be in the 90’s here all week and this hot weather makes me crave cold, refreshing smoothies.  I normally like to just throw in whatever fruit I have on hand, but this time I decided to actually measure what I was adding in and also use watermelon in a smoothie since I had some that needed using.  I hadn’t thought of using watermelon in a smoothie before this and I loved it!  It has a much different effect…it is much lighter, less rich, and has a slightly sweet taste.

This is an awesome summer smoothie….try it!
Watermelon Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe.  So refreshing for Summer!
Aladdins Restaurant Erie Canal in Pittsford

Dinner on the canal path

Yolicious Frozen Yogurt Park Ave Rochester

Frozen Yogurt on Park Ave.!

INGREDIENTS:

1 banana, broken into chunks
1.5 cups seedless watermelon, chopped
5 frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon raw honey
about 4-5 ice cubes

DIRECTIONS:

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Enjoy!
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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

43 Responses to “Watermelon Strawberry Banana Smoothie {Dairy Free}”

  1. July 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM #

    Sounds like a great weekend! It’s going to be a brutal week, hottest one yet this summer, and with all our watermelons growing, I’m going to enjoy this smoothie in the AC!

    • July 15, 2013 at 11:20 AM #

      I’m bracing myself for this heat wave!!

  2. July 15, 2013 at 1:11 PM #

    Smoothies are my favorite thing right now – adding watermelon sounds great! Yards can definitely be a lot of work, but it is worth it because they are like a little oasis.

    • July 15, 2013 at 1:14 PM #

      Thanks, Laura! I agree – definitely worth the hard work!

  3. July 15, 2013 at 1:42 PM #

    Although a yard is a a lot of hard work, I do wish I had one. That extra room would be a dream come true. Loving the combination of this smoothie!

    • July 15, 2013 at 1:43 PM #

      Thanks, Nicole! Yes, yards are a lot of work but I’m sure thankful to have one :)

  4. July 15, 2013 at 2:55 PM #

    This sounds so refreshing and perfect for the 90 degree weather we have! :)

  5. July 15, 2013 at 4:08 PM #

    I LOVE the additional of watermelon to the traditional strawberry/banana smoothie. This is SO perfect for the Summertime :).

    • July 15, 2013 at 4:12 PM #

      Thank you, Hannah! I think I will be adding it to more smoothies in the future!

  6. July 15, 2013 at 6:43 PM #

    Oh, I need to try watermelon in a smoothie!! I’ve made it with a juice before so I know it has to be good in this!
    Sounds like you had a great weekend and you looked so pretty on Park Ave! I don’t own a home currently so I can’t relate to the extra work but I’m sure it is very rewarding. And a good workout too! :)

    • July 16, 2013 at 1:27 PM #

      Thanks for the nice comment, Sarah! It definitely is rewarding AND a good work out..I think I’m still sore from it :)

  7. Nessa
    July 15, 2013 at 7:20 PM #

    The smoothie looks perfect for summer!

    • July 15, 2013 at 11:22 PM #

      Thank you, Nessa!!!

  8. July 15, 2013 at 7:32 PM #

    My husband and I bought our first house last fall and we love it! It’s true there’s a lot of work involved but we love it as well too. Sounds like you had a great time on your kayaking trip. This smoothie sounds refreshing. I adore watermelon so I know I’ll love this. Have a great week Ashley! :)

    • July 16, 2013 at 1:27 PM #

      Looks like we bought our first homes around the same time! Too funny :) I hope you have a great week, also.

  9. July 15, 2013 at 8:29 PM #

    I never thought of adding watermelon to a smoothie – AWESOME idea!!

    • July 16, 2013 at 1:26 PM #

      I didn’t think it would be as good as it was, honestly!

  10. July 15, 2013 at 8:41 PM #

    Yum! I love the addition of watermelon to the already delicious strawberry banana. Very resourceful! (:

    • July 16, 2013 at 1:26 PM #

      haha, I try! Thanks!

  11. July 15, 2013 at 8:49 PM #

    I love kayaking! I bet it was a great time for you.
    This drink looks great. I love smoothies!

    • July 16, 2013 at 1:26 PM #

      Thanks, Julie! Kayaking is so much fun in the summer :)

  12. July 16, 2013 at 6:31 AM #

    Refreshing and delicious looking smoothie! I just saw in your profile that you live in Rochester! I’m just outside of Buffalo.

    • July 16, 2013 at 1:25 PM #

      No way! Who knew that we were “neighbors”?! ;)

  13. July 16, 2013 at 9:23 AM #

    Watermelon is just the perfect summer fruit. Love it!

    • July 16, 2013 at 1:24 PM #

      Thanks, Ashley! It really is :)

  14. July 16, 2013 at 10:19 AM #

    I have to agree with you about the yard work…that’s why I leave it up to my husband. He loves it…so I let him!
    Sounds like you had a fun weekend! (We were boating all weekend. We live 10 min from 2 different lakes.) So pretty over there…thank you for sharing the pics! (btw, you’re so pretty!)
    Oh, and love this smoothie! (=

    • July 16, 2013 at 1:24 PM #

      My hubby doesn’t mind it, either! I don’t mind most of it…but I’m not a fan of the gardening/weed-pulling :) Thanks for the nice comment, Gloria!

  15. July 16, 2013 at 5:01 PM #

    This smoothie is beyond delicious and refreshing :D

    Cheers
    CCU

    P.S Because of my exams, I will not be commenting for around 4 weeks – see you afterwards!

    • July 16, 2013 at 5:07 PM #

      Good luck on your exams!! See you when they are all done!

  16. July 16, 2013 at 5:19 PM #

    Now that’s a smoothie I haven’t tried before and all ingredients I already have on hand. It sounds so refreshing. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

    • July 16, 2013 at 5:45 PM #

      I hope you like it!!

  17. July 17, 2013 at 7:37 AM #

    I keep hearing how hot it is in the USA at the moment. We could do with a little heat here! I love the look of your smoothie and this is the perfect way to cool down xx

    • July 17, 2013 at 8:22 AM #

      It’s so hot here! And my air conditioner picked a great week to break :( haha.

  18. July 17, 2013 at 5:33 PM #

    Oh my gooooooosh, in the summertime I eat watermelon cooooonstantly. I waaaaant this smoothie right now!!

    • July 17, 2013 at 11:35 PM #

      I love me some watermelon :)

  19. July 17, 2013 at 5:56 PM #

    Gosh, it’s been hot here the last few days, and going to be hotter the next few. So I’ll need to cool off, ad this smoothie is the perfect way to go! Great flavors – I love them! Thanks so much for this.

    • July 17, 2013 at 11:35 PM #

      Same here, John! It’s a sauna!

  20. July 20, 2013 at 4:47 PM #

    Why didn’t I think of that? Watermelon would be perfect in a smoothie! My fiance came home with a humongous watermelon yesterday (seriously though, the thing was like 50 lbs!) and it is taking up valuable space in the fridge. Problem solved. Smoothies for dinner!

    • July 22, 2013 at 2:21 AM #

      I hightly recommend putting it into a smoothie!

  21. July 22, 2013 at 12:12 AM #

    I don’t know why I had never thought about adding watermelon in a banana strawberry smoothie. But we will give it a try next time. My husband always loves adding popping bobas in his drink. Where is the canal that’s in your picture located? It looks so peaceful.

    • July 22, 2013 at 2:12 AM #

      I wasn’t sure how it would taste but ended up loving it! Thanks for stopping by my page :)

    • July 22, 2013 at 2:12 AM #

      P.s. The canal was in Pittsford, NY

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