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13 Smoothie Recipes With Watermelon – Super Healthy, Super Hydrating

Watermelon is one of those amazing fruits that is not only healthy but wonderfully tasty as well! Watermelon is made up of about 90% water so it is an excellent summer fruit that keeps you well hydrated and cool when the temperatures rise. We decided to combine our love of watermelon with our love of smoothies to see how many different types of smoothie recipes with watermelon we could find! But first…

Benefits Of Watermelon

The benefits of watermelon are many! Here are just a few reasons you should add watermelon smoothies to your daily routine:

1. Hydration

Being properly hydrated is so important! Our bodies begin to suffer if we even become slightly dehydrated. Watermelon supports our bodies because its high water and fiber content prevents dehydration, constipation and promotes a healthy gut.

2. Weight Loss

Watermelon doesn’t contain a lot of calories – 46 calories per cup of raw, diced watermelon. It also contains fiber so it can make you feel fuller for longer. A watermelon smoothie is a great option for any weight loss smoothie program!

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3. Nutrient Powerhouse

Watermelon is a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants. Watermelon smoothies are packed with:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin C
  • Folate
  • Choline
  • Vitamin A
  • Beta Carotene
  • Lycopene

4. Lowers Blood Pressure And Improves Circulation

Watermelon contains an amino acid called L-citrulline which has been found to lower blood pressure and improve circulation. It is also thought to improve the amount of oxygen that moves to the muscles so it improves your performance in sports.

5. Fights Disease

Lycopene is an incredible antioxidant found in watermelon that fights against cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Did you know watermelon has more lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable?

Lycopene is an antioxidant linked to decreased risk of cancer, heart disease and age-related eye disorders.

Mayo Clinic | The Wonders Of Watermelon

Lycopene is found in traditional pink-fleshed watermelon. These pink/red varieties contain one of the most concentrated sources of lycopene. So, if you would like an added lycopene antioxidant boost in your watermelon smoothies then buy the pink/red watermelons rather than the yellow or orange varieties.

Tips For The Perfect Watermelon Smoothie

Before you start on your watermelon smoothie recipe adventure, there are a couple of things that will make your smoothies that much better.

Here are a couple of tips and tricks to help you achieve the perfect smoothie!

  • By freezing your fruit before using it, you won’t need to use ice. Ice can sometimes water down the flavor of your watermelon smoothie so if you find that your smoothies are missing a certain something, try freezing your fruit first.
  • Sometimes skipping the ice can make for a better-textured smoothie.
  • Chop up your fruit before freezing it. If you try to chop your fruit into cubes once it is frozen you could be in for a hard time.
  • If you find your smoothies aren’t quite thick enough, add a banana. Bananas will help thicken the smoothie and they also can act as a natural sweetener.
  • If on the other hand, your smoothies are a little thick, try adding coconut water instead of water for an added nutrient boost.
  • Instead of milk try almond, coconut or soy milk instead.
  • Add chia seeds to your smoothie after you have blended it for an extra energy and protein boost.
  • Use honey as a natural sweetener instead of sugar.
  • Veggies are not the enemy! Try experimenting with different veggies in your smoothie recipes with watermelon to find combinations that you enjoy.

The Watermelon Smoothie Recipes

Watermelon Banana Smoothie

Bananas are vitamin, nutrient and antioxidant powerhouses! Their benefits include improved heart, kidney and digestive health. They boost your energy levels and help with weight loss because they make you feel full. They are also fat and cholesterol-free.

Watermelon banana smoothies are really easy to make! Your basic recipe will consist of watermelon, banana and yogurt. If you are a vegetarian then you can use vegan yogurt in your watermelon banana smoothie instead of traditional yogurt.

Ingredients: Watermelon Banana Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 Cup Diced Watermelon
  • 1 Banana
  • ½ Cup Yogurt
  • Honey (To Taste, Optional)
  • Ice (Optional)

Place the banana, watermelon, yogurt and honey into your blender and blend until smooth.
Add ice and blend until it is crushed.
Serve immediately.

Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie

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Pineapples contain lots of vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants and minerals. They contain lots of vitamin C so they boost the immune system, help the body to heal its tissues and strengthen bones. Pineapples are low in calories making them the perfect addition to your watermelon smoothie weight loss smoothies.

To make a very basic watermelon pineapple smoothie all you need is watermelon and pineapple! However, you can use the following recipe if you would like to make it a little more exciting (not that it needs it!).

Ingredients: Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 Cup Watermelon
  • ¾ Cup Pineapple
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • Honey (To Taste, Optional)
  • Ice (Optional)

Place the pineapple, watermelon, milk and honey into your blender and blend until smooth.
Add ice and blend until it is crushed.
Serve immediately.

Pro Tip!

If you would like to make your watermelon pineapple smoothie a little thicker then you can use yogurt instead of milk.

Watermelon Mint Smoothie

Mint is such an unassuming little herb but it is packed with all sorts of health benefits! Mint leaves are rich in vitamin C, A, D and E as well as phosphorus and calcium which all help build up the body’s immune system. Mint has also been used to soothe upset stomachs and indigestion for thousands of years and many moms have found it to really good at helping relieve morning sickness and nausea in general.

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Watermelon Mint Smoothie With Lime
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Ingredients: Watermelon Mint Smoothie Recipe
  • 2 Cups Watermelon (Cubed)
  • ½ Cup Plain Yogurt
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp Fresh Mint (To Taste)
  • Ice (Optional)

Place the watermelon, mint and yogurt into your blender and blend until smooth.
Add ice and blend until it is crushed.
Serve immediately.

Pro Tip!

Your watermelon mint smoothie will blend well with strawberries and/or lime. Simply leave out the yogurt and replace it with ½ cup strawberries and/or the juice from ½ a lime.

Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberries are not only delicious but they also come with some amazing health benefits! They protect your heart, regulate blood sugar, help prevent cancer and reduce the risk of a heart attack. They are also packed with loads of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese and also contain decent amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and potassium.

Strawberries are very rich in antioxidants and plant compounds, which may have benefits for heart health and blood sugar control. 

Healthline | Strawberries 101: Nutrition Facts And Health Benefits
Ingredients: Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
  • 1 Cup Strawberries (Frozen)
  • 1 Cup Watermelon (Frozen)
  • ¼ Cup Cream
  • ¼ Cup Plain Yogurt
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp Citrus Juice (Lemon, Lime or Orange Juice)
  • ¼ Tsp Vanilla Essence
  • Honey (To Taste, Optional)

Place the watermelon, strawberries, lemon juice, cream, yogurt, juice and honey in your blender and blend until smooth.
Serve immediately.

Pro Tip!

Looking for a fat-free / weight loss watermelon strawberry smoothie? Simply remove the cream and yogurt from the recipe!

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Watermelon Cucumber Smoothie

Cucumber is high in nutrients and vitamins but low in calories so it is the perfect weight loss smoothie! A watermelon cucumber smoothie is also the perfect summer go-to smoothie because it is incredibly hydrating, cooling and refreshing.

Cucumber also contains a range of B vitamins, vitamin A, and antioxidants, including a type known as lignans.

Antioxidants help remove substances from the body known as free radicals. Some free radicals come from natural bodily processes, and some come from outside pressures, such as pollution. If too many collect in the body, they can lead to cell damage and various types of disease.

Studies have suggested that the lignans in cucumber and other foods may help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer.

Medical News Today | Health Benefits Of Cucumber
Ingredients: Watermelon Cucumber Smoothie Recipe
  • 2 Cups Watermelon
  • 1 Cup Cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • ½ Cup Coconut Water (Optional)
  • 2 Tbsp Peppermint Leaves (Optional)

Place the watermelon, cucumber, lime juice, coconut water and peppermint into your blender and blend until smooth.
Serve immediately.

Pro Tip!

Add baby spinach for an added vitamin, mineral and antioxidant boost! Adding the spinach will make your watermelon cucumber smoothie a beautiful green color.

Watermelon Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberries are often described as a superfood, and with good reason! Studies show that blueberries are excellent at warding off age-related diseases, improving memory, promoting heart health and decreasing inflammation. They are also a powerhouse of various vitamins and minerals. Blueberries are also an excellent source of antioxidants.

Blueberries are one of the best natural sources of antioxidants. While antioxidants aren’t necessary for your body to function, they help protect your body from damage by free radicals. Your cells produce free radicals as waste products, but these particles can go on to hurt other cells. Eating blueberries regularly for just two weeks can help reduce damage to your cells by as much as 20%. 

Web MD | Health Benefits Of Blueberries
Ingredients: Watermelon Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
  • 2 Cups Watermelon
  • 2 Cups Blueberries
  • Honey (To Taste, Optional)
  • Ice (Optional)

Pro Tip!

Here is a dairy version of the watermelon blueberry smoothie:

  • 1½ Cups Watermelon (Cubed)
  • ½ Cup Blueberries
  • 1 Cup Plain Yogurt
  • Honey (To Taste, Optional)

For both watermelon blueberry smoothies, place all the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.
If you used fruit that was not frozen then you can add ice and blend until it is crushed.
Serve immediately.

Watermelon Spinach Smoothie

Spinach might not always sound like the ideal ingredient to add to your smoothie. However, it has so many truly wonderful benefits that it would be silly to not at the very least give it a try! Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin A, B6, C, K1, folic acid, calcium and of course iron… I always knew deep down that Popeye was right about spinach!

Ingredients: Watermelon Spinach Smoothie Recipe
  • 2 Cups Watermelon
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 1 Banana
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • Ice

Place the milk and spinach into your blender and blend for about 5 seconds until smooth.
Add your watermelon and banana and blend again.
Add ice and blend until it has been crushed.
Serve immediately.

Pro Tip!

Add a few strawberries for an extra nutrient boost!

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Watermelon Mango Smoothie

Mango is one of the fruits that can make you feel fuller for longer so it is a great ingredient to add to your weight loss smoothies. It is also low in fat and has about 100 calories per serving. It is however quite high in sugar so don’t overdo it! Besides mango’s weight loss benefits, it may also reduce your risk of cancer, it is said to promote good eyesight and it helps with digestion.

Ingredients: Watermelon Mango Smoothie Recipe
  • 1 Cup Watermelon
  • 1 Cup Mango Chunks
  • 1 Cup Plain Yogurt
  • ½ Banana
  • Ice (Optional)

Add your watermelon, mango, yogurt and banana to your blender and blend until smooth.
If you used fresh fruit for your smoothie you may want to blend the smoothie with ice.
Serve immediately.

Pro Tip!

If you would prefer a dairy-free watermelon mango smoothie then you can leave the yogurt and banana out of the recipe.

To create a layered smoothie, blend the watermelon and mango separately and then add them to your glass separately.

Watermelon Apple Smoothie

A wise man once said, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”. And indeed he was wise! Apples are not only delicious but they are believed to reduce blood pressure, the risk of stroke, diabetes, obesity, cancers and heart disease. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Apples are an incredibly nutritious fruit that offers multiple health benefits. They’re rich in fiber and antioxidants. Eating them is linked to a lower risk of many chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Apples may also promote weight loss and improve gut and brain health.

Healthline | 8 Impressive Health Benefits of Apples
Ingredients: Watermelon Apple Smoothie Recipe
  • 1 Cup Watermelon
  • 2 Apples
  • 1 Cup Yogurt
  • Honey (Optional)
  • Ice (Optional)

Peel your apples, remove the core and seeds. Cut into chunks.
Add your watermelon, apple, yogurt and honey to your blender and blend until smooth.
Add ice and blend until the ice is crushed.
Serve immediately.

Pro Tip!

Replace one apple with either banana or spinach for an added vitamin boost!

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Watermelon Protein Smoothie

This watermelon protein smoothie is very easy to make and most of the ingredients you will most likely already have in your home.

Ingredients: Watermelon Protein Smoothie Recipe
  • 1 Handful of Oats (About 50 Grams)
  • 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 2 Cups Watermelon
  • ½ Cup Milk (or Whey Protein)
  • Honey (Optional)
  • Ice (Optional)

Add your oats, peanut butter and milk to your blender and blend until smooth.
Add the watermelon and honey and blend again.
Serve Immediately.

Pro Tip!

Add about ½ to 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder to your smoothie for an added chocolatey taste!

Watermelon Orange Smoothie

As almost everyone knows, oranges are an awesome source of vitamin C. In addition to vitamin C, they also contain calcium, folic acid, fiber, potassium and citric acid. They boost your immune system, protect your cells, heal wounds and make iron absorption easier. So a watermelon orange smoothie is a great choice if you are anemic and are taking iron supplements.

Ingredients: Watermelon Orange Smoothie Recipe
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice – Freshly Squeezed is always a great option 🙂
  • 1 Cup Watermelon
  • 1 Banana
  • Ice (Optional)

Add your orange juice, watermelon and banana to your blender and blend until smooth.
Add ice and blend until crushed.
Serve Immediately.

Pro Tip!

Add mango and/or pineapple for a delicious tropical smoothie!

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Smoothie Recipes With Watermelon – Orange Smoothie

Watermelon Peach Smoothie

Peaches are probably one of my favorite summer fruits so pairing peaches and watermelon into one delicious smoothie is a win-win for me! Peaches are also really good for you and have many awesome health benefits.

Peaches are low in calories (100 g just provide 39 calories), and contain no saturated fats. Nonetheless, they are packed with numerous health promoting compounds, minerals, and vitamins. Fresh peaches are a moderate source of antioxidants and vitamin C which is required for the building of connective tissue inside the human body. Consumption of foods that are rich in vitamin C helps a person develop resistance against infections and helps to eliminate harmful free radicals that cause certain cancers.

Rutgers | Health Benefits of Peaches: A Delicious Summer Fruit
Ingredients: Watermelon Peach Smoothie Recipe
  • 2 Peaches
  • 2 Cups Watermelon
  • ½ Cup Coconut Milk
  • Ice (Optional)

Remove the pip from the peaches and slice them into quarters.
Add the peaches, watermelon and coconut milk to your blender and blend until smooth.
Add ice and blend until crushed.
Serve immediately.

Pro Tip!

If you don’t have coconut milk you can use normal milk instead. You can also replace the coconut milk with the juice from one lime or lemon if you would like an added vitamin C boost!

Watermelon Coconut Smoothie

The benefits of eating raw coconut are many! Coconut prevents constipation, helps with weight loss, improves your immunity, keeps your heart healthy and protects against disease.

Ingredients: Watermelon Coconut Smoothie Recipe
  • 2 Cups Coconut Meat
  • 2 Cups Watermelon
  • ½ Cup Coconut Water
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp Lemon or Lime Juice
  • Honey (Optional)
  • Ice (Optional)

Add the coconut meat and coconut water to your blender and blend until smooth.
Add the watermelon, lemon/lime and honey. Blend until smooth.
Add ice and blend until it is crushed.

Pro Tip!

If you do not enjoy the texture of the coconut meat then you can make your smoothie without using it. Use these ingredients instead:

  • 2 Cups Watermelon
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 Cup Vanilla Yogurt
  • Honey (Optional)
  • Ice (Optional)

Blend all your ingredients together until smooth.
Add ice and blend until crushed.

Watermelon Smoothie Bowl Recipe

A watermelon smoothie bowl is basically a much thicker version of your traditional watermelon smoothie. It is usually eaten out of a bowl with a spoon instead of being sipped through a straw from a cup. Because it is so dense and thick, you can add various toppings such as nuts, granola and whole fruits to the smoothie bowl for extra protein and crunch.

Watermelon Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Watermelon Smoothie Recipes Q&A

Can I Freeze Watermelon For Smoothies?

Yes, you can! Frozen watermelon is perfect for all your watermelon smoothie recipes. And the best part about freezing your watermelon is that it can last for up to 12 months frozen so you will always have watermelon on hand for your smoothies even when it is out of season.

How Do You Freeze Watermelon For Smoothies?

It is really easy to freeze the watermelon you will need for your smoothies.

  • Remove the seeds and rind.
  • Chop the watermelon into small cubes.
  • Place the watermelon cubes on a flat baking tray – you may need to place the pieces on a piece of wax paper or parchment paper so that they don’t get stuck to the tray.
  • Place the tray into the freezer for about 3 hours until the watermelon pieces are frozen.
  • Once frozen, transfer the pieces to storage containers or bags. Make sure that you leave a bit of space at the top of the container or bag because the watermelon could expand and burst the container.
  • Mark your container with the date so you know which watermelon to use first.
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Does Watermelon Lose Nutrients When Frozen?

Freezing your watermelon along with any of the other fruit you are going to use for your watermelon smoothies is a really great idea! By preparing and freezing your fruit before you need it you can cut down your prep time when you want a smoothie. Plus, you will always have the fruits you would like available even if they are out of season. But do they lose their nutrients when frozen?

The good news is that freezing doesn’t significantly reduce the nutritional content of fresh fruit and may even help preserve some water-soluble vitamins. As long as you choose fruit with no sugar added, frozen fruit may be just as good as fresh options in your breakfast smoothie.

Healthy Eating | Do Fruits Lose Their Food Nutrients When Frozen?

Can I Puree Watermelon And Freeze It?

Yes, you can! Simply puree the watermelon and place it into freezing trays or icecube trays. Some people like to a little bit of sugar or honey to the watermelon puree before freezing it because freezing it can alter the sweetness slightly.

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Does Watermelon Have To Be Frozen For Smoothies?

No, you don’t have to freeze your watermelon if you want to make watermelon smoothies. Go ahead and use the fresh fruit just as it is! If you like you can always add ice to your smoothie to give it extra texture and coldness. Just be aware that adding ice can sometimes dilute the taste of the fruit especially if you don’t drink your watermelon smoothie immediately.

How Much Ice Do You Put In A Smoothie?

This is very much a personal preference but perhaps start with no more than two to three medium to large-sized ice cubes for a single smoothie and see how you feel. In all our recipes we add the ice last so that we can make sure that all the ingredients are well blended and so that we have control over the ice. Keep in mind that if you add too much ice then you can start diluting the flavor and the texture might not be as good.

If you would like to avoid using ice altogether then simply freeze your fruit before using it.

Conclusion

Watermelon is a super nutritious fruit that is healthy, hydrating and refreshing and it is an awesome addition to any weight loss smoothies. By adding other fruits you are turning your average watermelon smoothie into a powerhouse of vitamins, nutrients, minerals and antioxidants.

We’d love to know, have you tried any of our smoothie recipes with watermelon? Which is your favorite?

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