Hello! How’s your week going?
Today I recreated a recipe from the Watermelon Board’s website. I’m going to be working with them again this year and I’m super excited since watermelon is my FAVORITE.
But this recipe isn’t your typical watermelon fruit salad – it’s a Super Green Detox Smoothie that has some very unique ingredients! One of the ingredients is Gochujang – a Korean chili paste.
I made a special trip to the local Asian market for it. (I heard you could find it in the Asian section of your normal grocery store near the Sriracha, but I couldn’t find it.)
Since I was at a store I don’t go to very often I made sure to walk up and down all the aisles and check out all the goods! A lot of the ingredients and treats reminded me of things I saw in China.
One of the ingredients in the smoothie is green tea powder. The list of ingredients on this package was just green tea so I decided to use some of the tea I had from China actually.
Along with some of my favorites I saw some really different stuff.
Banana sauce?! I need sauce for my bananas.
Skipped this one…
I feel like I would love Sriracha mayo. I’m guessing it’s like the kinda they put on sushi.
Sriracha for my purse.
This is perfect for my extra gluten diet.
Okay. Back to the Watermelon Smoothie…
I made this Super Green Detox Smoothie. But, I since I couldn’t find the Gochujang paste I actually used Sriracha. AHHHH! I have officially become an addict – Sriracha in a smoothie?!
But, I figured it was the most similar option. I added a packet of stevia to make it a little sweeter.
Tip: To get the fragrance and flavor of mint leaves you can just clap them in your hands instead of muddling them.
I promise you can’t taste the Sriracha. There is a tiny spicy aftertaste (like if you’ve ever had chocolate with chili or something). It was delicious!!
Question: What’s your FAVORITE smoothie ingredient?
Have you ever tried parsley in a smoothie? Chili? Green tea?
Disclaimer: This post is part of my partnership with the Watermelon Board. All opinions are my own.