Grilled Watermelon Basil Mint Smoothie

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 to 6 smoothies (6 to 10 ounces)
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 seedless watermelon plank (2 inches thick, 10 inches long and 6 inches wide)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups low-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean pulp
  • 12 fresh mint leaves, plus more julienned for garnish
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • Watermelon wedges, for garnish
Directions

Preheat a grill to high heat (400 degrees F).

To grill the watermelon, first sprinkle with the sugar and salt. Grill quickly, cooking each side for 2 minutes and flipping with a wide spatula. Once the watermelon is cooked, remove from the grill and add to a blender, along with the yogurt, apple juice, ice, honey and vanilla. Puree until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Finally, add the mint and basil leaves, pulse 5 to 6 times and serve. Garnish with watermelon wedges and mint.


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