This Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie with mint and lime is very refreshing and a great thirst quencher! Bursting with fresh flavors and a zesty kick and it's simply irresistible. A delicious drink, it's simple and easy to make. Great for hot summer days!
Watermelon is one of our favorite fruits to have in summer. We have it in salads, freshly cut up, in skewers, or in smoothie form. This strawberry watermelon smoothie is so refreshing and so good to sip on a hot summer day. Or try this Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie for breakfast.
Strawberry and watermelon are a match made in heaven. The sweet, juicy watermelon is complemented by the tartness and vibrant red color of strawberries. The mint leaves add freshness and fragrance while the lime adds a zesty kick. I love how all the flavors blend in this drink. I'm sure it'll become your favorite smoothie too.
What makes this smoothie creamy and chilled is the frozen strawberries. So don't skip them. You can use fresh strawberries too. Just add some ice cubes to make it chilled. If you have extra watermelon you can freeze them and use them in the smoothie.
All you need is a few simple ingredients to make this watermelon smoothie. Just blend everything and you have this healthy smoothie in minutes.
Why We Love This Smoothie Recipe
- Uses fresh seasonal fruit.
- Full of Vitamin C.
- Quick and easy to make.
- Great snack for any time of the day!
- Watermelon - fresh watermelon chunks.
- Strawberry - Use frozen strawberries to make a cold smoothie. Add ice cubes if you're using fresh strawberries.
- Honey (optional)
How to Make Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
*Scroll below for the printable recipe card and ingredient measurements.
It's so easy to whip up this creamiest, most delicious watermelon smoothie in a matter of minutes with this smoothie recipe. Here's how:
STEP ONE: Into the blender add watermelon chunks, frozen strawberries, min leaves, and lime juice.
STEP TWO: Blend the smoothie. Start at a low speed and go higher until you get a creamy texture. Add honey if necessary and blend.
STEP THREE: Serve immediately. This smoothie or any smoothie for that matter is best served immediately.
Here are some tips and tricks to make the best watermelon smoothie.
- Use frozen, ripe fruit
- adding frozen strawberries is a game changer in this smoothie. It makes the smoothie creamy. Choose a ripe watermelon for the best results. Use all frozen fruits for a slushy consistency .
- Start slow
- If you have a high-powered blender you can add everything in one go and blend until creamy. But with a regular blender, you'd need to add the liquid ingredients first and the frozen ingredients last. Start blending on low power and increase it as you blend.
- Adjust the liquid
- Depending on what you add, like add-ins or substitutions, you might need to adjust the liquid used. Adding enough liquid makes it easier to blend. If you're using all frozen fruit add a splash of liquid. You could use some water, orange juice, coconut water, almond milk, or literally anything you prefer.
- Sweeten to taste
- Taste as you go. I find watermelon provides plenty of sweetness for any added sugar but if you add ice or other extra ingredients you may need to add a touch honey or maple syrup to boost the flavor.
Optional Add-ins For The Smoothie
Fancy a step up from the regular smoothie? These add-ins will boost the nutritional value of this strawberry watermelon smoothie recipe.
- Greek yogurt - This is a good option to include protein in this smoothie. Use coconut yogurt for dairy-free.
- Hemp seeds - rich in protein, fiber, and essential fatty acids. Excellent source of plant omega-3s. I like to add one or two teaspoons for smoothies. Or sprinkle on top of smoothie bowls.
- Chia seeds - pack up essential fatty acids and make your smoothie extra thick.
- Flax seeds - another powerhouse of seeds with many nutritional benefits. Adds a nutty flavor to the smoothie.
- Protein powder/Collagen powder - Add a scoop of unflavored powder to amp up the protein content of the smoothie. Great for post-workout.
- Spinach - a handful of spinach is all you need and you wouldn't even notice the taste. Note that the color will change when using spinach.
How To Store
This smoothie tastes best fresh. If you have any leftovers you can store it in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for a day.
If there's any separation in the smoothie the next day, just stir or blend it again.
Can I Freeze Watermelon For Smoothies?
Of course. If you cut up a whole watermelon, you'll be left with plenty of watermelon chunks. You can freeze this extra watermelon to use in smoothies, making popsicles or just to nibble on a hot day.
To freeze watermelon, place them in a baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen transfer them to a freezer bag. Freeze for 3 months.
Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
- 2 cups watermelon chunks
- 2 cups frozen strawberry
- mint leaves handful
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- honey optional
- Into the blender watermelon chunks, frozen strawberry, handful mint leaves, and lime juice.
- Blend the smoothie. Start at a low speed and go higher until you get a creamy texture. Add honey if necessary and blend it in.
- Serve immediately. This smoothie or any smoothie for that matter is best served immediately.
- Greek yogurt, Hemp seeds, Chia seeds, Flax seeds, Protein powder, Collagen powder, or Spinach