Orange Watermelon Sunshine Smoothie For Healthy Morning

This bright breakfast orange watermelon sunshine smoothie is a healthy way to start off any summer morning! It’s got watermelon and orange, yes, but also tomato and carrot. Don’t be weirded out. It’s so good!

Orange Watermelon Sunshine Smoothie
Orange Watermelon Sunshine Smoothie

Are you good at guessing people’s ages? I’m the worst. I have a strict no-guessing policy (this goes for pregnant ladies too–or NOT PREGNANT LADIES.)

Get this story: my mom used to work as a telephone operator. (First of all, how cool is that.) One day she asked one of her coworker friends if she was pregnant and the girl said NO. My mom was horrified obviously, but THEN, her friend came back a few weeks later and said that she actually was pregnant at the time my mom asked and didn’t even know it. Moral of the story? Don’t ever ask people unless you already know, or unless you happen to be psychic like my mom.

A friend of mine told me this story about a huge family reunion she went to when she was 12. She looked really young for her age. Some relative she hadn’t seen in years came up to her.

Orange Watermelon Sunshine Smoothie
Orange Watermelon Sunshine Smoothie

“You sure are getting big! How old are you now, 6?
Um, no.
Are you 7?  No.  8?  No.  9?  No.  10?  No.  11?  No.

YOU’RE FIVE???”

Aaaaand this is why you don’t guess my friends. You could very well be the reason somebody has to go to therapy someday.

Sunshine Smoothie time! Okay so there isn’t ACTUALLY sunshine in this smoothie, but I swear it’s pretty close to what the real deal must taste like. (No, not burning hot molten lava, smart aleck.) The real name for this smoothie is Red Juice, because my awesome sister-in-law Reesy made it up, and that’s what she calls it. It’s not exactly juice, but I suppose calling it a smoothie is a stretch too, since there are only a few ice cubes in it.

Well call it what you want, it’s delicious, and it’s the perfect start to a summer morning. Don’t be put off by the carrot and tomato, I swear it doesn’t taste like nasty vegetable smoothie. (I’m picky. Trust me.) Carrots and tomatoes are quite sweet, and the natural sugar in the watermelon doesn’t hurt either. Reesy told me that she often uses cantaloupe in place of the watermelon (wouldn’t be as sweet), or you could even try mango or peach. This recipe makes two 16-ounce smoothies, but it’s really easy to cut in half if you’re breakfasting alone.

Orange Watermelon Sunshine Smoothie
Orange Watermelon Sunshine Smoothie

How To Make Orange Watermelon Sunshine Smoothie

Ingredients

  •  2 carrots, peeled and chopped into inch-long chunks
  •  1 medium size vine-ripe tomato, cored
  •  1 and 1/2 cups watermelon
  •  half of a banana, frozen would be good, but not necessary
  •  1 and 1/2 oranges, peeled
  •  4-6 cubes of ice

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and whir until smooth! Makes two 16-ounce servings.

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