Oh, I know. A smoothie isn’t traditionally a layered drink. But I’m calling it a smoothie nonetheless because, by definition, a smoothie is a drink made with pureed fruit. At least, that was how it started.
Smoothies were introduced in America with the invention of the electric blender in the 1930s. Instead of manually liquefying fruits, the blender made the job easier, faster and less messy. But the word “smoothie” itself was not coined until the 1980s. By that time, a smoothie was understood to be a blender drink.
Today, the definition of a smoothie has expanded to include drinks with with pureed vegetables. There are even protein mixes that you can add to make a smoothie a more filling and, some claim, more nutritious. We don’t add mixes to our smoothies. We prefer ingredients in their natural state.
Watermelon and yogurt smoothie
- seedless watermelon cubed
- sugar to taste
- plain yogurt
- Place the cubed watermelon in the blender.
- Sprinkle with sugar.
- Process until liquefied.
- Add ice and process to crush the ice.
- Taste and add more sugar, if needed.
- Stir in some ice cubes, if you like.
- Pour the watermelon puree into a glass until about a quarter full.
- Spoon an equal amount yogurt on top of the puree.
- Top with more watermelon puree.
- Serve at once.