Smoothies are a great way to use up extra watermelon. With so much juice inside, there’s no need to give your blender any more liquids to power through the other ingredients. Mulberries are about 85 percent juice anyway, so be prepared for a light, refreshing summer smoothie.
And don’t let the dark color fool you. Mulberries aren’t as strong as other common berries, so they won’t crowd out the watermelon flavor. The two flavors are enjoyed in perfect harmony — and hopefully outside on a sunny porch somewhere. Enjoy!
Watermelon, mulberry, lime smoothie
- 4 cups ripe watermelon, seedless
- 1 – 1 1/2 cups mulberries
- 1 half lime, juiced
- 2 cups ice
- Combine all ingredients in blender. Mulberries have a dark juice that easily stains, so be sure the lid is on tight! Blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Pour over ice and enjoy this delicious smoothie only found fresh in summer.
Mulberries are enjoyed all over the world for their sweet, fleshy fruit. Traditional medicine in China and Trinidad and Tobago use the tree’s leaves to promote balanced blood sugar levels.
The dark, glossy berries grow on trees and are a great source of protein, vitamin C and K, fiber. They activity support the immune system and are a powerful source of antioxidants. When growing in bunches, mulberries are called drupes.
One antioxidant found in mulberries, resveratol, also found in peanuts and grapes, gets particular attention for its positive effects on age and longevity.