No need for ice in this 5 ingredient Sparkling Frozen Fruit Smoothie Recipe! This Fizzy Frozen Fruit smoothie is the perfect summer refresher. Super healthy, easy to make, and naturally sweetened. Paleo and Vegan friendly. Just think of it as an Italian ice, slushy, and a smoothie all in one!
And it’s Friday! And it’s 100F. And I’m totally raising a glass of this oh so fizzy Sparkling Frozen Fruit Smoothie to you! Yep, cheers! We are sweatin to Summer! Okay, I actually have a confession here. The majority of my recipes this week have been ways to use leftovers from the Holiday weekend. We must use up all the BBQ fixins! Veggies, bacon (you know you had some on that burger), and FRUIT! That’s not a bad thing, right? Because I’m thrifty and frugal and WILL NOT waste food. You know this. Remember the potato skin fries? Anyway, we’re stickin with that theme again today. Mmm k?
If you are like me, you have a TON of watermelon, berries, and all those sparkling water or drinks leftover from this past weekend. Come on ya’ll, those are staples at summer BBQs. But all you need for this smoothie is just 5 simple ingredients. And here’s whatcha gonna do with them.
First… freeze your watermelon and any other fruit you have leftover. Do it before it goes sour or gets mushy. Mushy watermelon is like the worst thing ever. Well, you know what i mean. It’s just plain yuck. And besides, frozen fruit makes the best frozen fruit smoothie for ANYTIME of year, so stocking your fridge full of it can come in handy.
Next, those sparkling waters or natural fizzy flavored drinks (i.e LaCriox, Perrier with lime, Bai Bubbles, etc.), hide those from your kids or spouses. Stick them way back in the fridge so no one can see them. Trust me, you’ll want to save as many as you can for this smoothie.
Now, we take our frozen fruit (watermelon, berries, etc.), we blend it with a little coconut cream, coconut yogurt, or even kefir yogurt if you’d like, and then add in our fizz! I mean sparkling bubbles! Haha.
We blend again. Then pour.
Oh and add more sparkling goodness to each glass after, just for kicks and to make it an EXTRA Fizzy Frozen Fruit smoothie.
Can we HIGH FIVE for the Summer’s BEST 5 Ingredient smoothies? Yes, yes we can!
Goodness, that fizz! It’s like a sip of summer delight! But did you see what I did there? I just made you a combo of Italian cream soda and fruit slushy combined. In summer smoothie form. Can that happen? Well, it just did and it’s so easy to whip up in a blender! A combo smoothie made with vitamin C packed frozen fruit, and best of all, it’s ice cold!
I wasn’t going to mention this but here goes…. another confession for you. Or maybe this is me justifying my tastebuds.
I don’t usually eat fresh watermelon. GASP! I know. Just not a huge fan. I love watermelon flavors, watermelon drinks, and watermelon in salads. But by itself? Nope. Not a favorite.
But when you freeze watermelon, then make it the “ice” of a smoothie, it’s pretty fantastic. In fact, it acts a natural sweetener and packs this frozen fruit smoothie with even more hydration! Watermelon is 92% water. That’s crazy awesome! And..um, did I mention it’s 100F out? We need all the hydration we can get. I sweat going to car or taking out the trash. Not lying.
Wish me luck this weekend I plan on tackling yard work, washing my car, and trying VERY hard not to complain about the heat. Austin is perfect 9 months out of the year. We can bear a little heat for 3 months. That is as long as I have a pool to jump in occasionally and smoothie in hand. Heck, let’s just make it a spiked smoothie at this point.
What’s your go to drink for a hot day? Whatcha doing with your holiday leftovers? Did you make a recipe with them? Share the leftover love!
p.s Apparently I’m on a sparkling drink kick. I just realized this. So let’s just stick with that theme too. 😉
Do you ever freeze watermelon for frozen fruit smoothies, sans ice? Sparkling flavored water in smoothies.. yay or nay?
Stay thirsty my friends!