I love holiday get-togethers. There's friends, family, amazing food and good times had by all. Did I mention the amazing food?
They also have something else in common. Leftovers. There is always so much food leftover. No matter how hard I plan, there is food everywhere at the end of the day. It could be my crazy need to make sure there is something for everyone and enough for people to have thirds if wanted, but whatever the reason the point is something needs to be done with the leftovers.
Most leftovers are easy. Baked beans, potato salad and deviled eggs can all be part of tomorrows lunch, but what do you do when you are handed more than half of a sliced watermelon.
This is what happened to me on the 4th. My sister had brought a watermelon and sliced the whole thing up. She couldn't take it home with her because home was more than 10 hours away and my mom didn't want it. Guess who ended up with it.
My family has never been big melon eaters so I was struggling to figure out how to use all of it. There is only so much watermelon you can eat when it's not your favorite thing. That's where this dink was born.
It was a dig through the freezer and use things up kind of day and when I found the frozen strawberries the idea came to me. A quick trip through the blender and we had an afternoon smoothie. Even my youngest who isn't the biggest fruit fan was begging more please.
The bonus....I snuck in some extra fiber and omega-3s with the chia seeds and they never knew.
Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie
4 cups watermelon chunks
1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
2 tsp chia seeds
1 tbls. lime juice
1 1/2 tsp. honey
Add everything to the blender and process until smooth. Can be served over ice if desired.
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