7 Watermelon Smoothie Recipes That Taste Incredible

Sipping a watermelon smoothie is one of my favorite ways to cool down on hot days. Watermelon is not only delicious and refreshing, but it’s low in calories and contains lots of vitamins, especially A and C.

Watermelon also contains a compound called lycopene which studies have shown to have an anti-cancer effect, especially in the digestive system (1,2).

Take advantage of watermelon season and try these 7 amazing watermelon smoothie recipes. You’ll be glad you did!

And if you want more smoothie ideas, check out my detox smoothies and green smoothies articles.

How to Make a Watermelon Smoothie

How to make a watermelon smoothieWatermelon smoothie recipes are pretty simple to make.

Directions:

  • Step 1 – add all the ingredients into a blender
  • Step 2 – blend until smooth
  • Step 3 – pour into two medium size glasses
  • Step 4 – enjoy!

If you want to make the smoothie cold, you have two options:

  1. Freeze the fruit, or buy frozen fruit.
  2. Add 1/2 a cup of ice.

For these watermelon recipes, try cutting up a whole seedless watermelon into 1 inch cubes, then freeze into 2 cup servings. This way you’ll have the exact amount you need without chopping watermelon every time.

I recommend you use fresh ingredients, but you can also use frozen fruits if fresh isn’t available. Try to get organic both in frozen and fresh produce if possible.

I also recommend you serve these watermelon smoothies quickly since they generally taste best when cold.

Special Tip: If you’re serious about watermelon smoothies, I recommend you check out our list of best smoothie blenders. A good smoothie blender encourages you to drink more smoothies, and the health benefits are worth splurging for.

Watermelon Smoothie Recipes

A basic watermelon smoothie recipe generally contains watermelon, ice, and honey (optional) and tastes very similar to a slushy. It’s very delicious and healthy.

The 7 watermelon smoothie recipes I provide below have more ingredients to provide a unique and delicious smoothie experience, fruits like strawberries, bananas, pineapple are added to enhance the flavor and nutrition.

Each recipe makes two servings. Enjoy!

1. Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

Watermelon strawberry smoothie

Strawberries and watermelon taste amazing together and make this watermelon and strawberry smoothie one of my family’s favorites.

Strawberries are very high in antioxidants like Vitamin C also contain iron, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, vitamin K and vitamin E (3,4).

Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups frozen watermelon pieces, seedless, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt or almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey (optional)

2. Watermelon Banana Smoothie

Watermelon banana smoothie

Bananas are a common ingredient in many smoothie recipes, they add creaminess and flavor without overwhelming the taste.

They’re also extremely healthy and contain several essential nutrients that have been shown to have benefits for digestion, heart health and weight loss (5,6,7).

Combined with watermelon, this smoothie tastes decadent!

Watermelon Banana Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 medium banana, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups frozen watermelon pieces, seedless, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt or almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey (optional)

3. Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie

Watermelon pineapple smoothie

If you’re in the mood for a more tropical flavored smoothie, this Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie recipe is for you. The taste is incredible!

Pineapples are a great source of several healthy nutrients like vitamin C, copper, manganese and folate.

They’re also the only source of the plant compound bromelain, which is known to have many health benefits like improving immune function, fighting cancer, improving wound healing and better digestive system health (8).

Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie Ingredients:

  • ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2 cups watermelon pieces, seedless, cut into 1 inch cubes (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ½ to 1 cup coconut water (as needed to thin out)

4. Watermelon Blueberry Smoothie

Watermelon blueberry smoothie

This is one of my favorite watermelon smoothie recipes, because I LOVE blueberries!

Blueberries are considered a “superfood”, thanks to their powerful nutritional benefits. They’re actually one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, providing lots of Vitamins C, K, and manganese along with other beneficial plant compounds (9).

They are the “king” of antioxidant foods, having the highest antioxidant levels of all commonly consumed fruits and vegetables (10,11).

Watermelon Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 2 cups watermelon pieces, seedless, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt or almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey (optional)

5. Peach Watermelon Smoothie

Peach watermelon smoothie

This is another delicious summer smoothie using two fruits that are in typically in season during the summer months: peaches and watermelon. It tastes AMAZING!

Peaches contain a wealth of essential nutrients and antioxidants, and have been know to help fight cancer, obesity, cholesterol, and other diseases. They also help support eye health, better skin, healthier bones, and nervous system health (12,13,14).

Peach Watermelon Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 2 cups watermelon pieces, seedless, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups frozen peaches
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt or almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey (optional)

6. Watermelon and Orange Smoothie

Watermelon orange smoothie

This Watermelon and Orange Smoothie is one of my daughter’s favorite smoothie recipe.

The flavors of the orange, banana, and watermelon blend very nicely in this creamy and delicious smoothie.

Oranges are a great source of fiber, vitamin C, folate, thiamin, and antioxidants.They have numerous health benefits, including promoting heart health (15,16).

Watermelon and Orange Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 2 cups watermelon pieces, seedless, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 oranges (peeled and deseeded)
  • ½ a banana
  • 6-7 ice cubes
  • Sprig of mint (optional garnish)

7. Watermelon Lime Smoothie

Watermelon lime smoothie

The final smoothie is this Watermelon Lime Smoothie, and it tastes wonderful. The lime juice adds a nice burst of tanginess to this recipe, and balances nicely with the watermelon and strawberries.

Limes provide lots of antioxidants which helps boost your immunity, improve your skin, and other health benefits (17,18)

Watermelon Lime Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 2 cups watermelon pieces, seedless, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 6-7 ice cubes
  • 2 teaspoons honey (optional)

Conclusion

Every one of these watermelon smoothies tastes delicious, is relatively low in calories, and provides vitamins and minerals. If you’re eager to try a recipe with an “out of season” fruit, look in the freezer section for the fruits. I can find strawberries, blueberries, peaches and pineapple in my local store.

The best watermelon smoothie recipe is the one you want to make again and again. Feel free to try them all and even experiment with different fruits and ingredients.

If you liked these recipes, check out more on my Breakfast SmoothiesDetox Smoothies, and Smoothie Blender articles.

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