Tuesday, July 24, 2012

It's Okay to Drink This Yellow Liquid

Cooking Adventure: Yellow Watermelon Smoothie
Source: Spark Recipes
The Bellydance Soundtrack: Thriller Run by Unkle Ho
Prep Time: 5-10 min.

My husband and I brought in quite the haul from farmer's market last weekend. A newbie fruit to the purchases was a yellow watermelon. I didn't even know yellow watermelon existed, but now that I do I'm hooked. It's a bit sweeter than red watermelon and freezes really well. So when it came time to test it's smoothie possibilities the pieces didn't freeze together into one big chunk.

The song is one I've been using for my beginner dance students. We use traditional bellydance music so often for them that it's nice to change it up once in a while. This week we'll be moving on to tummy undulations and pelvic rolls - two of the more advanced beginning moves. I really enjoy the group I have this summer. They're always excited to be there and they're always ready to challenge themselves. Those are always the best classes to have. The most challenging are the ones dragged there by their friends and then continue doing the classes just because they paid for them. Hm. Perhaps I should listen to myself and apply this to my last pole dancing class for the year (Pole dancing stories soon to come. Be forewarned. They involve a lot of pain.).

 - 2 cups yellow watermelon chunks (Red works too. Ooh. You could have a mix and do orange watermelon!)
 - 1 cup cracked ice
 - 1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt (low fat vanilla works just as well)
 - 1 tablespoon sugar
 - 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
 - 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
 - Optional: honey to taste, and water to help blending. My blender isn't that amazing, so I added water as I went to help the process along. It really doesn't take away from the flavor at all... especially when you add about a tablespoon and half of honey to the mix. :)

1. Blend. You gotta love blended recipes.


Ducky said...

That sounds SO yummy! Makes me super sad that I am allergic to watermelon. :( And your belly dancing classes sound awesome! I would LOVE to learn the art of belly dancing!!!

The Blue Faerie said...

Are you allergic to mango? I bet it'd taste just as good with that as a substitute.

P.S. How do you comment so fast? I just posted this and then saw your comment about 20seconds later! I hope you're aware that you have powers. :P

Lilith Noor said...

That sounds awesome, a bit like mango lassi in style.

Never seen a yellow watermelon (England is not exactly a hotspot for melon production) but i think it would look very pretty with the red type