Watermelon Smoothie – Eating Bird Food

This refreshing watermelon smoothie combines frozen watermelon and raspberries with yogurt and lime juice for a creamy, hydrating drink that’s sure to become a summer staple.

Every summer, I look forward to one thing above all else: watermelon season. Juicy, refreshing, and with a touch of sweetness, watermelon has always been one of my favorites. This year, I thought, “Why not try something new with this beloved summer fruit?” The result is this frozen watermelon smoothie, a tasty twist on my classic fruit intake, and let me tell you, it was a game changer. Combining watermelon with a tangy twist of lime and creamy Greek yogurt, this smoothie has become my new summer refreshment.

Two watermelon smoothies with straws and slices of fresh watermelon.

Why you will love this smoothie

  • It’s cool, refreshing and hydrating! Perfect for hot summer days.
  • The combination of sweet watermelon, tart raspberries, and creamy yogurt creates the perfect balance of flavors.
  • It’s super easy and quick to make with minimal ingredients needed.
  • Packed with vitamins, minerals and protein.
Watermelon smoothie with straw and slice of fresh watermelon.

watermelon nutrition

Watermelon isn’t just thirst quenching, it’s also rich in vitamin C and vitamin A. Both are powerful antioxidants that help keep our skin glowing and our immune systems strong. Watermelon also contains a good amount of lycopene, a potent antioxidant known for its heart health benefits. In addition, it is a good source of hydration since it is made up of 92% water, which makes it a perfect ingredient for a refreshing shake.

Measured ingredients to make a watermelon smoothie: almond milk, lime juice, frozen watermelon, plain Greek yogurt, and frozen raspberries.

Ingredients needed

  • almond milk – the liquid base for this smoothie. I prefer to use unsweetened almond milk, but it is low in calories and does not affect the taste of the smoothie. Feel free to use water or another non-dairy milk of your choice for the liquid base if you like.
  • frozen watermelon cubes – Frozen watermelon not only adds a sweet and refreshing flavor, but also helps thicken the smoothie. I used frozen watermelon chunks from Pitaya Foods, but you can easily cut up and freeze fresh watermelon. See my tips below on how to do that!
  • frozen raspberries – adds some acidity and an extra dose of antioxidants. If you don’t have frozen raspberries on hand, you can use frozen strawberries instead.
  • greek yogurt – adds creaminess to the shake while providing protein. I usually use full-fat Greek yogurt, but feel free to use your favorite dairy or non-dairy yogurt.
  • lime juice – adds a burst of acidity that complements the other flavors very well. If you don’t have lemon juice or limes on hand, feel free to use lemon juice!
  • maple syrup or honey – this is optional, but can be added if you prefer more sweetness in this smoothie. Agave syrup, liquid stevia, or medjool dates are other options as well.
Side by side photos of a blender with the ingredients to make a watermelon smoothie before and after blending.

how to make a smoothie

This watermelon smoothie recipe is so easy to make!

Place all your ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Try and adjust to your liking. You can add more liquid or ice cubes depending on the consistency you prefer.

Pour your smoothie into a glass and top with a slice of fresh watermelon. Enjoy!

Woman's hand holding watermelon smoothie.

How to Cube and Freeze Watermelon for Smoothies

Freezing watermelon for smoothies is pretty straightforward:

  1. Cut your watermelon into cubes. Aim for pieces that are around 1 inch, but don’t worry about being too precise.
  2. Arrange these cubes in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  3. Freeze until pieces are solid, about 2 hours.
  4. Once they’re frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer-safe bag, like a Stasher bag, or an airtight container. They will be good in the freezer for up to three months.
Watermelon smoothie being poured into a glass.

Watermelon Smoothie Variations

  • Add fresh herbs: For a refreshing, herbaceous touch, add a few fresh mint leaves or a handful of fresh basil before mixing.
  • Add chia seeds or flax seeds: For an extra dose of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber add a handful of chia or flax seeds.
  • Make it dairy free: Replace the Greek yogurt with a plant-based yogurt or a scoop of vegan protein powder for a dairy-free version.
  • Add a tropical touch: Use coconut milk as a liquid base and add some frozen pineapple or mango chunks for a tropical twist to this refreshing smoothie.
  • Add cucumber: For an even more refreshing and hydrating variation, add a few slices of peeled cucumber to the mix.
Two watermelon smoothies with straws and slices of fresh watermelon.

Healthier Smoothie Recipes

Be sure to check out all the smoothie recipes and the full collection of drink recipes on EBF!

Service: 1 smoothie | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 27gram | Protein: 13gram | Fat: 8gram | Saturated fat: 4gram | monosaturated fat: 1gram | Cholesterol: fifteenmilligrams | Sodium: 178milligrams | Potassium: 340milligrams | Fiber: 4gram | Sugar: twentygram

Nutrition information is automatically calculated and should only be used as an approximation.

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