This 6-ingredient Watermelon Mint Strawberry Smoothie is super refreshing, juicy, and lightly sweet. Make it in under 5 minutes to up your summer smoothie game (vegetarian, gluten-free, and can be easily made vegan).
About Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie
This refreshing Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie is an inviting blend of frozen watermelon cubes, frozen strawberries, milk, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and fresh mint leaves. Replace mint with basil leaves and you have a totally new version of it.
It is probably the best summer recipe you can try with watermelon! When you prep ahead of time and freeze the fruits, this easy smoothie recipe comes together in just 5 minutes.
Make this beautiful pink-colored summer beverage for breakfast or enjoy it in between meals whenever the hunger strikes. This smoothie is perfect to sip on a hot summer day.
You can make it creamier by adding peeled, cubed, and frozen bananas, which also adds natural sweetness to the smoothie.
This refreshing watermelon smoothie recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free. You can easily make it vegan too.
Double or triple the recipe as per your requirements.
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Health Benefits Of Watermelon
Watermelon is a delicious and refreshing fruit that is popular all over the world, especially during the summer months. It is not only low in calories but also high in nutrients, making it an excellent addition to any healthy diet. Here are some of the health benefits of watermelon:
Hydration: Watermelon is made up of about 92% water, making it an excellent choice for staying hydrated, especially during hot weather.
Rich in Nutrients: It is a good source of several essential nutrients, including vitamins A, B6, and C, potassium, and lycopene, an antioxidant that may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.
Promotes Heart Health: Watermelon contains a compound called citrulline, which helps to lower blood pressure and improve circulation, thus promoting heart health.
May Help with Weight Loss: It is low in calories and high in fiber, which can help to promote feelings of fullness and reduce calorie intake, making it an excellent food choice for weight loss.
Helps to Prevent Dehydration: Because of its high water content, watermelon can help to prevent dehydration, which can lead to fatigue, headaches, and other symptoms.
Good for Skin and Hair: Watermelon is rich in vitamin C, which is important for healthy skin and hair. It also contains a compound called lycopene, which may help to protect the skin from sun damage.
Watermelon – The trick to making a creamy watermelon smoothie is to freeze the fresh watermelon and other fruits beforehand. You can chop a large seedless melon, freeze all of it and keep using it to make the watermelon strawberry smoothie.
Note – It is important to use seedless watermelon to make this smoothie recipe. If your watermelon has seeds, then make sure to remove them.
Strawberries – Strawberries add to the color and a tangy-sweet taste that complements the taste of watermelon really well. Check out my post on how to freeze strawberries when they are in season and use them year-round.
Milk & Yogurt – To add creaminess to the watermelon smoothie, use vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt and whole milk. You can also use unflavored Greek yogurt, but I feel vanilla adds a delicious flavor and sweetness that makes the smoothie even more delicious.
You can opt for non-dairy milk and yogurt options to make a vegan strawberry watermelon smoothie. Adding coconut water or orange juice in place of milk is also a great option for a cooling and refreshing smoothie.
Maple Syrup – Add some sweetness with maple syrup, which can be substituted with honey (not vegan) or stevia too. You can also add a ripe frozen banana which will not only make the smoothie sweeter but also creamier.
There is no need for added sugar if the fruits are already very sweet.
Fresh Mint Leaves – Lastly, add in some fresh mint leaves for a beautiful refreshing flavor. Even fresh basil leaves work great in this smoothie.
You can also add protein powder, chia seeds, hemp seeds, etc to make this watermelon drink even more nutritious.
Add a teaspoon of lime juice or lemon juice for a nice tang.
How To Make Watermelon Smoothie
- 3 cups (16 oz) cubed and frozen seedless watermelon
- 1 cup (6 oz) frozen strawberries
- ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- ½ tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ cup whole milk
- ¼ cup mint leaves
in the jar of a high-speed blender.
Note – If the watermelon and strawberries are too hard, thaw them for 5 minutes to ease the blending process.
Blend until smooth, adding more water as needed if the smoothie is too thick.
Taste and add additional maple syrup if you’d like the smoothie sweeter.
Pour the strawberry watermelon smoothie into tall serving glasses. Garnish with a wedge of watermelon and a sprig of mint and serve immediately.
Note – You can a few ice cubes to the smoothie before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
Choose a ripe and juicy watermelon. The watermelon should be dark green in color and free of patches. It should feel heavy for its size.
Check for the splotch. Watermelon develops a splotch where they rest on the ground. When this splotch is creamy yellow, it’s ripe.
Tap the underbelly of the watermelon. A ripe one will have a deep hollow sound, which means it is juicy. Under-ripe or over-ripe melons will sound dull.
To freeze watermelon, peel it and cut it into small chunks of about ½ inch square.
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Place the fresh-cut watermelon on the cookie sheet in a single layer.
Cover them with plastic wrap and flash freeze for about an hour. Gather the pieces and freeze them in a ziplock bag for up to 3 months.
You can also freeze the watermelon in a 3-cup portion for one batch of smoothies.
To make it vegan, skip adding the vanilla Greek yogurt and dairy milk and substitute them with the non-dairy yogurt and plant-based milk (soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk, etc) options. All the other ingredients used are vegan-friendly.
Watermelon goes really well with fruits such as bananas, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, mango, pineapple, etc. I prefer to add strawberries rather than any other fruit, as it doesn’t overpower the taste of watermelon and makes it shine in this smoothie recipe.
Smoothies taste the best when served fresh, and the same goes for this watermelon strawberry smoothie too. You can prep ahead – cut and freeze the fruits which take most of the time. Once the prep is done, it hardly takes 2 minutes to blend the ingredients together.
Leftovers can be stored in a mason jar or a covered glass jar in the refrigerator and should be consumed within a day. Do not forget to stir it well before consuming it.
To freeze, pour the creamy smoothie into airtight freezer-safe jars or containers, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
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Watermelon Strawberry Mint Smoothie Recipe
- 3 cups cubed seedless watermelon (16 oz, frozen)
- 1 cup strawberries (6 oz, frozen)
- ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- ½ tablespoon maple syrup (or any other sweetener that you prefer)
- ½ cup whole milk (or any other that you prefer)
- ¼ cup mint leaves (or basil leaves)
- Place frozen watermelon, frozen strawberries, vanilla Greek yogurt, maple syrup, whole milk, and mint leaves in the jar of a high-speed blender.
- Note – If the watermelon and strawberries are too hard, thaw them for 5 minutes to ease the blending process.
- Blend until smooth, adding more milk or water as needed if the smoothie is too thick.
- Taste and add additional maple syrup if you’d like the smoothie sweeter.
- Pour the smoothie into tall serving glasses. Garnish with a wedge of watermelon and a sprig of mint and serve immediately.
- Note – You can a few ice cubes to the smoothie before serving.