There is no fruit like watermelon that screams summer and keeps you cool on hot sunny days.
Like any watermelon aficionado, I experimented with countless watermelon recipes from watermelon juice to summer fruit cakes.
Out of all, hands-down, the best and repeat-worthy one is this watermelon smoothie.
It’s the epitome of a summer drink that’s healthy, hydrating, and simply, wonderfully delicious.
And quite possibly, it’s the most refreshing smoothie recipe you’ll ever make.
Luckily, it’s also really simple and easy to put together with minimum ingredients.
With a dash of lemon juice and a few springs of mint leaves, you’ll crave this smoothie at the poolside all summer long.
How to Make a Watermelon Smoothie
Watermelon makes such a hydrating drink.
It has high water content making this summer fruit extra juicy and full of water.
Rather than creamy texture, many fruits like bananas give, watermelon adds an icy, slushy-like texture.
And I adore and crave the lightness during the summer.
With additions of lemon and mints, this watermelon smoothie is something between a fruity mint tea and cold slushy.
What’s more, it only requires four simple ingredients.
It’s made with real simple ingredients.
Whether you are looking for another way to cool you down on a hot day or hydrate after a run, this is the watermelon smoothie you’ll want to make again and again.
Watermelon Smoothie Recipe:
- 2 cups diced seedless watermelon, frozen
- 3-4 fresh mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
- 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar (raw vegan option)
- Freeze watermelon cubes in the freezer the night below or grab store-bought frozen watermelon chunks. You can alternatively use fresh watermelon cubes and add ice cubes to the smoothie.
- In a blender, place the frozen watermelon chunks, lemon or lime juice, mint, and honey and blend.
- If it's too thick, add filtered water a few tablespoons at a time until it reaches the right texture. For a non-water-y smoothie, feel free to stick to just frozen watermelon cubes with no added liquids.
- Serve cold and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 5gSugar: 42gProtein: 4g
This delicious smoothie is everything you want in the summer and more.
It’s a great way to enjoy a healthy treat using only the real ingredients.
And I consider this watermelon smoothie recipe to be the base of many summer drinks.
Want to boost antioxidant intake?
Add a handful of strawberries (or any berries) you have in the freezer and Italian basil leaves (instead of mints).
It’ll make a to-die-for strawberry watermelon smoothie even mixologists would be proud of.
For a more fulfilling, thick smoothie, you can always throw in fresh banana, pineapple, or mango chunks with almond milk and chia seeds.
If you love a dash of tropical flavor, coconut water in place of filtered water will never disappoint you.
I mean, the options are endless with this world’s best watermelon smoothie!
Whenever you have extra watermelon on hand, this is a must-try smoothie recipe I guarantee you’ll love.
Also check out, these 5 healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss.