4-Ingredient Watermelon Milkshakes | picklesnhoney.com | #vegan #glutenfree

4-Ingredient Watermelon Milkshakes

4-Ingredient Watermelon Milkshakes | picklesnhoney.com | #vegan #glutenfree

We’re one month into our year-long road trip and all of the driving and go-go-going has finally caught up with me. The last few days, Aaron and I have both agreed that we’d take it down a few notches and aim to do less driving and exploring, and yet we totally fell for that “just a little bit more” and “a little bit farther” each day. Back in Boston, we used to go to bed around 10pm most nights and slowly that’s been pushed to midnight, even after gaining two hours as we headed west. There is just so much to see and do and what if we miss something?! I’m not surprised that this is how we’ve been treating our adventure because it’s how we approach everything we set our minds to doing. And we’re both this way, which means we don’t have one of us countering the other to slow it down.

We’ve declared today to be an “easy day”, which makes me laugh because shouldn’t every day be an easy day when you take a year “off” to explore? But this isn’t a vacation in the traditional sense—we want to push ourselves, get outside our city-centric world, and learn more about how other people live and how we think we want to live this time next year. It’s exciting and eye-opening and tiring, because each moment feels very, very full.

4-Ingredient Watermelon Milkshakes | picklesnhoney.com | #vegan #glutenfree

4-Ingredient Watermelon Milkshakes | picklesnhoney.com | #vegan #glutenfree

4-Ingredient Watermelon Milkshakes | picklesnhoney.com | #vegan #glutenfree

4-Ingredient Watermelon Milkshakes | picklesnhoney.com | #vegan #glutenfree

I hesitated in sharing two watermelon recipes back-to-back, but if I’m being true to me and what we’re actually eating, it’s a whole lot of watermelon! Every summer I basically eat one every week and though it’s not particularly awesome lugging one around between travel stops, watermelon offers really great bang for our buck and excellent hydration post-hike. Last week I divided ours into watermelon margarita popsicles and fresh watermelon juice (THE best!), and this week it’s all about the watermelon milkshakes. It may sound strange to combine watermelon and (non-dairy) milk, but trust me, this milkshake is spot-on. Sweetened with a little frozen banana and brightened with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, this 4-ingredient milkshake is equal parts creamy, cold, and refreshing. I’m declaring it my summer beverage of choice.

4-Ingredient Watermelon Milkshakes | picklesnhoney.com | #vegan #glutenfree

P.S. We’re in Yellowstone now and it is massive! With two million acres of (mostly) wilderness, it’s hard to know where to even begin. If you’ve visited and have recommendations, let us know! I’m hoping to see wolves and grizzly bears…from a very comfortable distance.

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4-Ingredient Watermelon Milkshakes

4-Ingredient Watermelon Milkshakes | picklesnhoney.com | #vegan #glutenfree

4-Ingredient Watermelon Milkshakes

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 1-2


Prep Time: 5 mins

A new and healthy spin on your favorite milkshake, lightened up for summer and naturally sweetened. This 4-ingredient vegan milkshake is equal parts creamy, cold, and refreshing.

4-Ingredient Watermelon Milkshakes | picklesnhoney.com | #vegan #glutenfree

4-Ingredient Watermelon Milkshakes

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy non-dairy milk (I've used both almond and soy milks; cashew or coconut milk would also work well, but I wouldn't use rice milk)
  • 2 heaping cups frozen watermelon cubes
  • 1/2 small frozen banana
  • squeeze fresh lemon juice

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 1-2

Prep Time: 5 mins

A new and healthy spin on your favorite milkshake, lightened up for summer and naturally sweetened. This 4-ingredient vegan milkshake is equal parts creamy, cold, and refreshing.

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour and enjoy!

Notes [2]

Adapted from my extra frosty mango lemon kombucha smoothie.

When freezing the watermelon cubes, it helps to lay them on a parchment-lined baking sheet so they don’t freeze into one solid block that even a Vitamix can’t blend. Once frozen, you can then transfer the cubes to a freezer-safe container.

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  1. Caitlin says

    i can imagine you are exhausted! you two have been on so many adventures and experiencing so many things. it’s quite extraordinary. i would never think to make a watermelon milkshake/smoothie, but it actually looks incredibly hydrating and refreshing. and the color.

    1. Amanda says

      It’s a little bit of a sensory burnout. Not a bad problem to have, but a low-key day was in order. P.S. I saw that you included the watermelon milkshake in your post today–thank you! I LOVE those posts and I’m super honored to be included. <3

  2. Kait says

    Marie Forleo’s posts this week was about how the words “slow down” are the worst for ambitious folks. I highly recommend checking it out.

    And now I mother: just don’t forget to take time for yourselves too.

    1. Amanda says

      I’ll check out her post! You always seem to have these insights at the best times.

  3. Its so important to rest and be still, even while exploring! Glad you two are taking it down a notch to re-vamp. And eat allllllll the watermelon, this looks so tasty and refreshing!

    1. Amanda says

      So yesterday we proceeded to have a more restful morning, then venture into Yellowstone to see the geysers. 12 hours of driving/sightseeing later…doh! Not restful at all, but 100% worth it. Other-worldly and driving through the park in the dark was something to remember with all of the wildlife out. Today, though, is zero driving. Ahhhhh. So nice! I need to remember to be still more often–thank you for the reminder. <3

  4. Shana says

    I’m so glad to hear I’m not the only one who can eat a watermelon a week. And at 38 weeks pregnant, I also polished one off in a DAY. Yes, I did. It’s fun to see what you are eating on your travels so don’t worry about positing back to back recipes featuring the same ingredients. It feels more authentic and it’s interesting to see how you eat on such an adventure!

    1. Amanda says

      haha I feel like eating an entire watermelon in a day is something to be proud of. I bet you were very well hydrated. 😉

  5. Marie says

    These look so creamy and milky and gooooog =)

    1. Amanda says

      Why thank you. 🙂

  6. Anne says

    I’m glad you’re enjoying your trip! But a year long?? That’s really long… Although, I’m just a high school student and I haven’t taken a break longer than 2.5 months since when I was 4 so… :/
    This watermelon milkshake looks absolutely gorgeous!!! I love watermelon so much, I practically beg my mom to buy it during the summer. It’s a good thing she knows which ones are good because every time I pick one out, it’s almost always overripe!
    Oh and 4 ingredients?? I don’t think this milkshake can be beat, especially when it’s so healthy!!!
    P.S. your photos are amazing toooooooo…

    1. Amanda says

      A year is juuuust enough. 😉 It’s a long time, but it also goes by in a flash. And it’s really (really) nice to take a break from the grind of work. High school is, of course, different though. A year would have seemed like for-ev-er to me too then.

      I think the key to picking a good watermelon is to have it be super heavy, sound hollow when you tap it (a low hollow noise), and be firm. But even then, I still sometimes pick duds!

  7. I’ve spend my weekend enjoying this awesome smoothie! I’ve even tried it without the banana and it’s still great 🙂
    Watermelon is definitely the Queen of all veggies (or fruits – wherever ones like to put it)!

    Have a great Monday Amanda!

    Marina

    1. Amanda says

      So glad you enjoyed the watermelon milkshake, Marina! I’ve also made it with just non-dairy milk and frozen watermelon and it’s still pretty great!

  8. Hi dear! I linked to your recipe with a photo. Please let me know if that is alright otherwise will remove it! http://www.louiseadolphson.se/receipt-for-health-success/
    Love your blog,
    lots of love
    Louise

    1. Hi Louise! Yes, that is totally fine. Thank you! <3

  9. Shay says

    Wow! What a great Vegan watermelon milkshake recipe. Its perfect for those hot summer days and what I love most about it is it doesn’t require too many ingredients. Love the color too!

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