10 Refreshing Watermelon Smoothie Recipes That Are A Summer Dream!

10 Refreshing Watermelon Smoothie Recipes That Are A Summer Dream!

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Watermelon is a great addition to a lot of smoothie recipes, especially in certain seasons.

It is highly refreshing, which makes it perfect for making drinks that will quench your thirst when the weather hots up.

Sipping on watermelon smoothies can help to cool you down in the summer months but it can also hydrate you at any time of year, given the high water content of this fruit. 

It’s not all about hydration factor though. Despite the high water volume, watermelon is also packed with vital nutrients for good health.

It’s a good source of vitamin C and provides some B vitamins (including B1, B6, B7). vitamin A and copper. There are lots of phytonutrients too and these have antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties. 

You’ll get an impressive amount of lycopene from watermelon … even more so than tomato, which we normally associate strongly with this antioxidant.

Plus, the lycopene in watermelon is more readily available for your body to use compared to tomato.

And if you’re looking for an ingredient that can supercharge your workout smoothies, you’ll definitely want to give watermelon a try.

In a study looking at post exercise oxidative stress and inflammation for endurance athletes, watermelon puree provided energy and post exercise antioxidant capacity was increased. 

Including watermelon in some of your smoothies can be a very smart move for your health. It also tastes great and is a versatile ingredient that works well with lots of other fruits and vegetables.

Excited to learn more about how you can start using watermelon in your smoothies? Read on for some delicious and incredibly healthy recipes and a bit more information on the nutrition side of things too.

Superfood Watermelon Smoothies

Whether you’re looking for a breakfast boost or a healthy dessert, we’ve got you covered. These watermelon smoothies are refreshing and delicious at any time of day and whatever the season!

1. Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

Watermelon strawberry smoothie

This smoothie uses frozen strawberries for a refreshing taste. It’s a naturally sweet smoothie thanks to the banana and watermelon but there is also a slightly tart taste underneath this.  

It’s got a massive hint of summer - perfect for bringing a taste of the sun even when it’s not the best weather.

The hint of lime offsets some of the natural sweetness. Almond milk creates a deliciously, creamy texture to the smoothie. It’s a pretty low calorie smoothie, with a good amount of fiber and protein. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup watermelon (cubed and black seeds taken out)

  • ½ cup frozen strawberries

  • ½ frozen banana (peeled and chopped before freezing)

  • 4 ounces almond milk (unsweetened)

  • Juice from ½ lime

  • Optional - ½ to 1 tbsp chia or hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. Prep the watermelon.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth and creamy.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

2. Watermelon Mango Smoothie

watermelon mango smoothie

Kids will love the sweet taste of this smoothie and it’s a great, healthy alternative to fizzy drinks.

It’s deliciously creamy with the avocado and banana and no artificial sweeteners in sight! The vitamin C content is great for immunity.

There are only a few ingredients so it’s a really simple one to make. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup watermelon (peeled and cubed)

  • 1 medium mango (peeled and cubed)

  • 1 frozen banana

  • ¼ cup avocado (peeled and pitted)

Instructions

  1. Prep the mango, avocado and watermelon.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

3. Watermelon Smoothie Recipe With Yoghurt

watermelon smoothie with yoghurt

This watermelon smoothie uses yogurt for a super creamy consistency but it’s still a low calorie smoothie.

It’s pretty simple to make but if you don’t have a lot of time for prep, you can think about using pre chopped and de-seeded watermelon chunks. Using mint adds a refreshing twist to the taste. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup watermelon chunks (deseeded)

  • ½ small banana (peeled and chopped)

  • 3 ounces fat free or low fat vanilla yogurt (or plain yogurt if you don’t want to use vanilla flavored yogurt)

  • Optional - 2 to 3 fresh mint leaves

  • Optional - 1 cup ice (for a thicker and more refreshing consistency to your smoothie)

Instructions

  1. Prep the watermelon to remove the black seeds and peel and chop the banana.

  2. Add everything to your blender and combine until smooth and creamy.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

4. Watermelon Cucumber Smoothie

watermelon cucumber smoothie

Low in fat and cholesterol free, this smoothie is a great source of vitamin C. It also gives you modest amounts of vitamin A, fiber and protein.

Cucumber helps to offset the sweetness of this smoothie and the mint adds a really refreshing touch on top of the watermelon.

It’s such a summery smoothie, which is great when the weather is warm and ideal for recapturing the best of summer when it’s not. Whip up this smoothie whenever you want to bring summer vibes back round again!

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup watermelon (black seeds removed and cut into chunks)

  • 1 cucumber (chopped)

  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves

  • Squeeze of lime

Instructions

  1. Prep the watermelon and cucumber.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

5. Watermelon Blueberry Smoothie

watermelon blueberry smoothie

This smoothie is naturally low in sugar and fat, this smoothie also provides a small amount of protein and fiber too.

You can meet all of your daily vitamin A needs through this smoothie alone too.

You can also get a helping hand with your iron, magnesium, manganese, vitamin K and vitamin C intake too.

It’s really simple to create and only has a few ingredients. Even when you take into account prepping the watermelon, you can still whip it up in just a few minutes. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup watermelon (de seeded and chopped)

  • ½ cup blueberries

  • Squeeze of lemon or lime juice

  • ½ cup ice

Instructions

  1. Prep the watermelon to remove the black seeds and chop into chunks.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

6. Papaya Watermelon Smoothie

papaya watermelon smoothie

Papaya and watermelon make for a delicious and highly refreshing tropical smoothie.

Papaya also has lots of health benefits, including lowering cholesterol, improving immunity, protecting against arthritis and supporting weight loss.

If you’re looking for a smoothie that can help you to lose weight, look no further!

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup papaya (peeled, deseeded and chopped up)

  • 1 cup watermelon (deseeded and chopped up)

  • 2 ounces liquid

Instructions

  1. Prep the papaya and watermelon.

  2. Add everything to your blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

7. Watermelon Spinach Smoothie

watermelon spinach smoothie

Watermelon can also be a great addition to green smoothies and helps to produce a sweet taste that you may not expect.

It’s a good source of iron, vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and fiber. For a green smoothie that is sweet and refreshing, you’ll love this combination. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach

  • 1 banana (peeled and chopped)

  • 1 cup watermelon chunks (deseeded and chopped)

  • 10 strawberries

Instructions

  1. Prep the banana and watermelon.

  2. Add the banana, strawberries and watermelon to your blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Add the spinach and continue blending.

  4. Serve and enjoy!

8. Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie

watermelon pineapple smoothie

This smoothie just screams “summer” and is perfect for hot summer days or recapturing them at other times of the year.

It’s super hydrating, with watermelon, pineapple and coconut water all providing vital electrolytes. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup watermelon (deseeded and chopped up)½ cup frozen pineapple

  • 4 ounces coconut water

Instructions

  1. Prep the watermelon

  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

9. Watermelon Ginger Lemon Smoothie

watermelon ginger lemon smoothie

Looking for a detox smoothie that includes watermelon? We’ve got you covered with this recipe.

Watermelon is a great for cleansing your body, especially the liver and kidneys.

It contains ginger and lemon, which can also help to flush toxins out of the body and detox the liver.

Sip on this smoothie every so often for a delicious way to cleanse your body. As well as being a detox smoothie, it also provides a healthy boost of vitamin C and some iron and vitamin A. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup watermelon (deseeded and chopped)

  • ½ cup frozen blueberries

  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (grated)

  • Juice from half a lemon

  • 4 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Prep the watermelon and grate the ginger.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

10. Kale And Watermelon Smoothie

kale and watermelon smoothie

This is another green smoothie recipe in which watermelon goes really well.

You can’t taste the kale at all. It’s a great detox smoothie and also provides a good amount of protein, fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C.

That’s not all of the nutrition it offers though - it also gives a source of folate, B vitamins, vitamin K, potassium and magnesium. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup watermelon (deseeded and chopped)

  • ½ carrot (peeled and chopped)

  • ½ banana (peeled and chopped)

  • 1 cup kale (chopped)

  • ½ orange (peeled and chopped)

  • 8 ounces liquid

Instructions

  1. Prep the watermelon, banana, kale, orange and carrot.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender, with the greens going in last, and combine until smooth.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

Watermelon FAQs

Are watermelon seeds edible?

Although many people choose not to remove them or opt for seedless varieties, watermelon seeds are edible and can have some underrated health benefits.

They have just as much nutrition as the flesh of the fruit and researchers are starting to think that they have actually be more beneficial.

Watermelon seeds are the subject of more than a few studies, which are focusing on their antioxidant and anti inflammatory benefits. 

Roasted watermelon seeds can even be eaten as healthy snack. They’re low in calories and a large handful of them can weigh in at just 22 calories. That’s a lot less than a bag of potato chips!

Watermelon seeds are a good source of magnesium, with a generous handful containing around 21g.

That can help you on your way to your 400g daily magnesium needs. They also contain iron and folate, and even provide some heart healthy good fats. 

Is watermelon acidic?

Watermelon is an alkaline food. It has a pH level of 9, which is very alkaline.

If you struggle with acid reflux, watermelon is one of the fruits that you can happily add to your smoothies and

Is watermelon keto?

On the Keto diet, you’re usually restricted to under 30g of carbohydrates per day.

With watermelon’s sweet taste, it is often assumed that it’s one of the no go fruits as far as the Keto diet is concerned and that watermelon smoothies are automatically off the menu on this eating plan. 

Don’t worry though, watermelon is one of the fruits that is perfectly okay to snack on if you’re following the Keto diet.

There is just over 7g of net carbs per 100g of watermelon. This is slightly lower than cantaloupe melon and a bit higher than honeydew melon. In relation to other Keto friendly fruits, watermelon is a better option than blueberries and apples but add more net carbs than raspberries, strawberries and avocado. 

Is watermelon good for diarrhea?

If you go overboard with the amount of watermelon you eat, be aware that it can have a few side effects, especially where your bowels are concerned!

Eating a lot of foods that are rich in lycopene can sometimes cause gastrointestinal problems, including diarrhea.

As watermelon contains a good amount of lycopene, you may experience some degree of diarrhea if you consume too much of it.

The one cup that most smoothie recipes call for isn’t too likely to lead to this but you can run into problems if you’re also eating a lot of lycopene rich foods in the same day as the cumulative effect can result in loose stools. 

Is watermelon good for gout?

Watermelon can provide some relief from the painful symptoms of gout. The fact that it is alkaline and contains a lot of water can help to dissolve crystals and make them easier to remove from the body.

It has a neutralizing effect on the body and helps to make it more alkaline. This can mean that less uric acid is able to turn into crystals.

The nutrients contained in watermelon can also help to improve tissue health.

With gout, uric acid encourages the development of crystals that can damage connective tissue and cause inflammation in the body. 

Watermelon contains plenty of nutrients that repair this damage and reduce inflammation. 

The high water content in watermelon can also help to flush uric acid out of the joints and bloodstream so that it can leave the body more easily.

Is watermelon good for your skin?

Watermelon is full of water, which can stop your skin becoming dehydrated. If your skin is well hydrated, it’s less likely to be dry and flaky.

The wealth of antioxidants in watermelon can also protect against the damaging effects of free radicals and stop it aging as quickly.

The vitamin A content in watermelon can also help to regulate sebum production, which can be beneficial for keeping acne symptoms under control. 

If you tend to suffer from dry or acne prone skin, consuming more watermelon could help to tackle both of these problems.

Watermelon can also be good for your hair too. As a good source of vitamin C, it supports collagen production. It also provides an amino acid called arginine, which is linked to healthy circulation to the scalp.

Is watermelon high in potassium?

Watermelon is a source of potassium, although it’s not considered to be a high potassium fruit unless you eat multiple cups of it.

A cup of watermelon gives you around 170 mg of potassium or around 4% of your daily 3500 mg to 4500 mg per day needs. According to the National Kidney Foundation, foods are classed as high potassium if they contain at least 200 mg of potassium per serving.

You can meet more of your potassium needs through watermelon smoothies by also including potassium rich ingredients such as banana, grapefruit, spinach, avocado, mango, papaya and orange.

Is watermelon high in iron?

Watermelon contains some iron but it isn’t considered to be an iron rich food.

You can boost the iron content in your watermelon smoothies by adding other sources of iron such as dark leafy spinach such as spinach, orange juice, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, cashew nuts, peaches, pears and raspberries.

Which Recipes Did You Like Best?

As you can see, there are lots of ways to enjoy using watermelon in your smoothies and they can even work well in green smoothies too.

I’d love to hear what you think of these recipes and which one you’ll be trying out next.

If you’ve got any questions about making watermelon smoothies, ask away in the comments and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. 

As always, feel free to share this piece with your friends and family so they can start making their own delicious and super healthy watermelon smoothies too.

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