This Watermelon Smoothie is your new go-to refreshing summer smoothie! It’s fruity, creamy, and has just the right amount of watermelon flavor.
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Is there anything more refreshing in the summer than watermelon? I don’t think so!
And while I do love my Raspberry Watermelon Sorbet for dessert, sometimes I want the refreshing flavor of watermelon in a slightly healthier way.
That’s where this Watermelon Smoothie comes in!
This breakfast smoothie is made with four simple ingredients and has the perfect amount of watermelon flavor with just a hint of strawberry. It’s creamy, fruity, and the perfect way to cool off on a hot day!
This fruity breakfast smoothie requires just 4 simple ingredients!
- Watermelon Juice or Milk: you’ll get a little more watermelon flavor with watermelon juice, but you’ll get a creamier texture with milk. Either one works great!
- Greek Yogurt: you can use plain or vanilla Greek yogurt to thicken this smoothie.
- Frozen Fruit: a combination of frozen watermelon chunks and frozen strawberries creates the perfect flavor.
How to Make this Watermelon Smoothie
This refreshing summer smoothie comes together in just 5 minutes! Check my ultimate list of tips and tricks in this post on How to Make a Smoothie.
- Combine: Add all of the ingredients to the blender starting with the liquid, then the yogurt followed by the frozen fruit.
- Blend: Blend it all up until smooth, adjusting the texture as needed.
Not necessarily. However, I find that watermelon alone doesn’t have a strong enough flavor to balance out the flavor of the milk. Paired with the strawberries, there’s plenty of fruitiness. It also helps create a thicker texture!
My favorite fruit to pair with watermelon is strawberry. The flavor of strawberries is present in this breakfast smoothie, but mild enough that it doesn’t overtake the flavor of the watermelon. If you want to use other types of fruit, though, feel free! The flavor just won’t quite be the same and the flavor of the watermelon may be overtaken. Try banana, mango, pineapple, blueberries, etc.
Absolutely! Freezing fresh watermelon is a great way to preserve it at its ripest for the sweetest flavor. Then you can just keep it on hand to make this Watermelon Smoothie whenever you want! It will keep in the freezer for up to 8 months.
- Add herbs. Maybe it sounds weird, but a few fresh mint or basil leaves gives this refreshing smoothie a delicious, herby flavor twist.
- Sweeten it. Some frozen watermelon isn’t super sweet so you may want to compensate a bit with a drizzle of honey.
- Thicken it up. Make this breakfast smoothie more filling with a handful of old-fashioned oats, ground flax or hemp hearts.
- Use a different liquid. Watermelon juice adds great flavor, but you can use milk, coconut water and strawberry juice are also great options.
- Make it green. Incorporate a veggie with a handful of fresh baby spinach. The color won’t be as pretty but the flavor won’t be affected.
- Boost the nutrition. Add some extra protein and fiber with a sprinkle of chia seeds or protein powder.
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- ¾-1 cup watermelon juice or milk, any kind
- ½ cup Greek yogurt plain or vanilla
- ¾ cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen watermelon chunks
- Add all ingredients to the blender in the order listed.
- Blend until smooth, stopping and stirring or adding more liquid as desired.
- You can use fresh watermelon but you may find you need to add ice to thicken it.
- If your watermelon isn’t very sweet, you may want to add some honey or sugar to sweeten your smoothie slightly.
- I like to add strawberries because watermelon has such a mild flavor, but you can use all watermelon or add in another berry.
- Watermelon juice adds great flavor but can be hard to find. Feel free to swap for another red juice, milk or even water.
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