10 Watermelon Smoothie Recipes and Watermelon Drinks

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Watermelon smoothie is a great treat on hot days. Watermelon drinks are not only delicious and refreshing, but also low in calories and contains lots of vitamins, especially A and C.

Did you know that freezing watermelon will help it taste sweeter? That’s why everyone loves recipes for watermelon drinks so much, especially frozen watermelon drinks!

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Watermelon contains a compound called lycopene which studies have shown to have an anti-cancer effect, especially in the digestive system (1,2).

Along with 10 watermelon drink recipes, this article will review the benefits of watermelon, and even a skinny watermelon margarita recipe!

Take advantage of watermelon season and try these 7 amazing watermelon fruit smoothie recipes. You’ll be glad you did!

And if you want more smoothie ideas, check out my detox smoothies and green smoothies articles.

Watermelon Smoothie Recipes and Watermelon Drinks

This watermelon drinks article will share several smoothies with watermelon, a couple watermelon water recipes, and even a margarita with watermelon!

In this article you will find:

  • How to make a Watermelon Smoothie
  • Watermelon Smoothie Recipes
  • Watermelon Drink Recipes
  • Watermelon Health Benefits
  • Watermelon Nutrition Facts
  • Final thoughts on Watermelon Drinks and Smoothies
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In the sections below you will find 10 watermelon recipes, watermelon benefits, watermelon calories, and so much more!

How to Make a Watermelon Smoothie

How to make a watermelon smoothie

Watermelon smoothie recipes are pretty simple to make.

Directions:

  • Step 1 – add all the ingredients into a blender
  • Step 2 – blend until smooth
  • Step 3 – pour into two medium size glasses
  • Step 4 – enjoy!

If you want to make the smoothie cold, you have two options:

  1. Freeze the fruit, or buy frozen fruit.
  2. Add 1/2 a cup of ice.

For these watermelon recipes, try cutting up a whole seedless watermelon into 1 inch cubes, then freeze into 2 cup servings. This way you’ll have the exact amount you need without chopping watermelon every time.

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I recommend you use fresh ingredients, but you can also use frozen fruits if fresh isn’t available. Try to get organic both in frozen and fresh produce if possible.

I also recommend you serve these watermelon fruit smoothies quickly since they generally taste best when cold.

Special Tip: If you’re serious about watermelon smoothies, I recommend you check out our list of best smoothie blenders. A good smoothie blender encourages you to drink more smoothies, and the health benefits are worth splurging for.

Watermelon Smoothie Recipes

A basic watermelon detox smoothie recipe generally contains watermelon, ice, and honey (optional) and tastes very similar to a slushy. It’s very delicious and healthy.

The 7 watermelon smoothie recipes I provide below have more ingredients to provide a unique and delicious smoothie experience, fruits like strawberries, bananas, pineapple are added to enhance the flavor and nutrition.

banana and watermelon smoothies

Watermelon smoothies are great for breakfast, as a snack, or while on a Detox Week.

If you’re wondering: “Is watermelon good for you?” keep scrolling down to the watermelon nutrition facts and watermelon benefits sections below.

Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberries and watermelon taste amazing together and make this watermelon and strawberry smoothie one of my family’s favorites.

Strawberries are very high in antioxidants like Vitamin C also contain iron, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, vitamin K and vitamin E (3,4).

Watermelon strawberry smoothie

Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

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This summer smoothie is great anytime of the year, because you use frozen fruit! You can use Greek Yogurt in place of 1/2 the almond milk if you want a thicker watermelon shake.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Smoothies
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 99 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups frozen watermelon pieces seedless, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey optional

Instructions
 

  • Add all the watermelon smoothie ingredients to blender.
  • Blend the watermelon smoothie until smooth
  • Serve, and wash out your blender right away to avoid sticking.

Notes

Nutrition:
Calories: 99; Fat: 1.7g ; Saturated Fat: 0.7g ; Fiber: 2g ; Protein: 1.9g ; Carbohydrates: 21g

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal
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This watermelon shake recipe is creamy and delicious, and at only 99 calories, a healthy snack!

More watermelon drink recipes below, watermelon health benefits, and more…

Watermelon Banana Smoothie

Bananas are a common ingredient in many smoothie recipes, they add creaminess and flavor without overwhelming the taste.

They’re also extremely healthy and contain several essential nutrients that have been shown to have benefits for digestion, heart health and weight loss (5,6,7).

Combined with watermelon, this smoothie tastes decadent!

Watermelon banana smoothie

Watermelon Banana Smoothie

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This creamy shake like watermelon drink is extra sweet, great for curbing sweet cravings… and at only 128 calories you can feel good about making it anytime!
4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Smoothies
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 128 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium banana peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups frozen watermelon pieces seedless, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup almond milk

Instructions
 

  • Add all the watermelon smoothie ingredients to blender.
  • Blend the watermelon smoothie until smooth
  • Serve, and wash out your blender right away to avoid sticking.

Notes

Nutrition:
Calories: 128; Fat: 1.6g ; Saturated Fat: 0.2g ; Fiber: 2.1g ; Protein: 2g ; Carbohydrates: 28.9g

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal
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Recipes for watermelon drinks are low in calories, while being extra sweet! This makes watermelon recipes helpful when trying to cut calories.

Below you will find watermelon slushie, watermelon juice, watermelon cocktail, and watermelon water recipes…

Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie

If you’re in the mood for a more tropical flavored smoothie, this Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie recipe is for you. The taste is incredible!

Pineapples are a great source of several healthy nutrients like vitamin C, copper, manganese and folate.

They’re also the only source of the plant compound bromelain, which is known to have many health benefits like improving immune function, fighting cancer, improving wound healing and better digestive system health (8).

Watermelon pineapple smoothie

Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie

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This protein packed watermelon pineapple smoothie uses hydrating coconut water AND hydrating watermelon juice to help you recover after a workout!
4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Smoothies
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 311 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2 cups watermelon pieces seedless, cut into 1 inch cubes (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ to 1 cup coconut water as needed to thin out

Instructions
 

  • Add all the watermelon smoothie ingredients to blender.
  • Blend the watermelon smoothie until smooth
  • Serve, and wash out your blender right away to avoid sticking.

Notes

Nutrition:
Calories: 311; Fat: 0.3g ; Saturated Fat: 0.1g ; Fiber: 1.3g ; Protein: 37.1g ; Carbohydrates: 42.3g

Nutrition

Calories: 311kcal
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This watermelon pineapple smoothie has long been a reader favorite!

For more protein packed smoothies, like this watermelon and pineapple smoothie, try adding a bit of Greek Yogurt to your favorite watermelon smoothies below…

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Watermelon Blueberry Smoothie

This is one of my favorite watermelon detox smoothie recipes, because I LOVE blueberries!

Blueberries are considered a “superfood”, thanks to their powerful nutritional benefits. They’re actually one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, providing lots of Vitamins C, K, and manganese along with other beneficial plant compounds (9).

They are the “king” of antioxidant foods, having the highest antioxidant levels of all commonly consumed fruits and vegetables (10,11).

Watermelon blueberry smoothie

Watermelon Blueberry Smoothie

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Blueberries are a superfood, add their antioxidants with all the watermelon health benefits and you have a great watermelon shake!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Smoothies
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 117 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups watermelon pieces seedless, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey optional

Instructions
 

  • Add all the watermelon smoothie ingredients to blender.
  • Blend the watermelon smoothie until smooth
  • Serve, and wash out your blender right away to avoid sticking.

Notes

Nutrition:
Calories: 117; Fat: 1.7g ; Saturated Fat: 0.1g ; Fiber: 2.4g ; Protein: 1.9g ; Carbohydrates: 25.9

Nutrition

Calories: 117kcal
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Adding powerful antioxidant rich blueberries with all the wonderful watermelon health benefits, and you have a perfect smoothie!

Find Watermelon Health Benefits, Watermelon Nutrition, and answer “is watermelon good for you” below…

Watermelon Peach Smoothie

This is another delicious summer smoothie using two fruits that are in typically in season during the summer months: peaches and watermelon. It tastes AMAZING!

Peaches contain a wealth of essential nutrients and antioxidants, and have been know to help fight cancer, obesity, cholesterol, and other diseases. They also help support eye health, better skin, healthier bones, and nervous system health (12,13,14).

Peach watermelon smoothie

Watermelon Peach Smoothie

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Both peach and watermelon health benefits make this watermelon peach drink ideal after working out!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Smoothies
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 325 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups watermelon pieces seedless, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups frozen peaches
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey optional

Instructions
 

  • Add all the watermelon smoothie ingredients to blender.
  • Blend the watermelon smoothie until smooth
  • Serve, and wash out your blender right away to avoid sticking.

Notes

Nutrition:
Calories: 325; Fat: 5.6g ; Saturated Fat: 0.1g ; Fiber: 2.9g ; Protein: 22.3g ; Carbohydrates: 48.4g

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal
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The creamy peach watermelon shake recipe is packed full of protein! This watermelon juice makes a great after workout meal replacement!

Try this, and other watermelon drink recipes below… There’s even a skinny Margarita with Watermelon Recipe!

Orange and Watermelon Slushie

This Orange and Watermelon Slushie is one of my daughter’s favorite smoothie recipe.

The flavors of the orange, banana, and watermelon blend very nicely in this creamy and delicious smoothie.

Oranges are a great source of fiber, vitamin C, folate, thiamin, and antioxidants.They have numerous health benefits, including promoting heart health (15,16).

Watermelon orange smoothie

Orange and Watermelon Slushie

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This watermelon slushie recipe is a great snack on a hot day… and at only 158 calories, low enough in calories to enjoy it guilt free!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Smoothies
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 158 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups watermelon pieces seedless, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 oranges peeled and deseeded
  • ½ a banana
  • 6-7 ice cubes
  • Sprig of mint optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add all the watermelon smoothie ingredients to blender (hold the mint back to garnish with).
  • Blend the watermelon smoothie until smooth
  • Serve, and wash out your blender right away to avoid sticking.

Notes

Nutrition:
Calories: 158; Fat: 0.5g ; Saturated Fat: 0.2g ; Fiber: 5.8g ; Protein: 2.9g ; Carbohydrates: 39.8g

Nutrition

Calories: 158kcal
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Some watermelon drink recipes are extra yummy as a watermelon cocktail… and this is one of them! Add 1 shot of vodka to make watermelon drinks with vodka!

Special Tip: If making vodka watermelon drinks with this watermelon juice recipe, remove the banana to save some calories.

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Watermelon Drink Recipes

In this section you’ll find 4 more watermelon drink recipes. Two will be watermelon water, or watermelon infused water recipes, and the other two are watermelon cocktails.

These watermelon recipes will help you enjoy all the watermelon health benefits, all of which we will discuss below in the Watermelon Nutrition and Watermelon Benefits sections below.

The following 4 recipes include watermelon water and watermelon cocktail recipes…

Watermelon Infused Water with Strawberry and Mint

This watermelon water recipe is crisp and delicious, and helps you boost metabolism while reducing bloat!

Try this recipe for watermelon water on a hot day, or bring some with you to the gym to stay hydrated.

Watermelon Strawberry Mint Water

Watermelon and Strawberry Mint Detox Water

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Strawberries are filled with wonderful antioxidants, making this drink a nutritional powerhouse.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 3 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infuser bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups watermelon in /2 inch cubes lightly mashed
  • 1/2 pint strawberries sliced in half
  • 6 sprigs mint lightly crushed

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 3kcal
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Below you will find another watermelon water recipe, and a few recipes so you can mark at watermelon cocktail!

Be sure to check out the Watermelon Benefits and Watermelon Nutrition Facts sections below…

Watermelon Water with Rosemary

This refreshing Watermelon Water with Rosemary is perfect for after a workout. Watermelon is a nutrient dense food, providing a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants giving your body the electrolytes it needs.

Rosemary is a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B6 and has has been hailed since ancient times for its medicinal properties. It’s been know to help alleviate muscle pain, boost the immune and circulatory system, improve memory, and promote hair growth.

Also, if you enjoy this Watermelon Water with Rosemary, check out my Mango Basil Water and my Apple Cinnamon Water. One boosts metabolism and the other is a natural anti-inflammatory and helps cure a hangover.

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Watermelon Water with Rosemary

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This workout drink will help keep you hydrated, and at only 2 calories you can sip it all day long!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 2 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups chopped watermelon
  • 2 large sprigs of rosemary

Instructions
 

  • In a large pitcher drop in the watermelon and rosemary, cover with ice and then water.
  • Place in fridge for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Once the water is 1/2 way gone refill with cold water, keep doing that 3-5 times before replacing watermelon and rosemary.

Nutrition

Calories: 2kcal
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This hydrating watermelon water recipe is the perfect drink to take with you to the gym! We love how watermelon infused water is packed with electrolytes!

Below you will find two recipes for watermelon cocktails, and further down we will discus watermelon smoothie benefits.

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Strawberry Watermelon Vodka Drinks

This Watermelon drinks with vodka recipe tastes wonderful on a hot day. The lime juice adds a nice burst of tanginess to this recipe, and balances nicely with the watermelon and strawberries.

Limes provide lots of antioxidants which helps boost your immunity, improve your skin, and other health benefits. (17,18)

Watermelon vodka drinks

Strawberry Watermelon Vodka Drinks

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These watermelon drinks with vodka naturally boosts metabolism… BONUS!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 2 servings
Calories 135 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups watermelon pieces seedless, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 6-7 ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Add all the watermelon smoothie ingredients to blender.
  • Blend the watermelon smoothie until smooth
  • Serve, and wash out your blender right away to avoid sticking.

Notes

Nutrition:
Calories: 135; Fat: 0.2g ; Saturated Fat: 0.1g ; Fiber: 2.1g ; Protein: 0.9g ; Carbohydrates: 17.9

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal
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The next watermelon cocktail recipe is a margarita with watermelon.

After the watermelon cocktail, we get to talk about watermelon calories, watermelon benefits, and watermelon vitamins…

Watermelon Margarita Recipe

This popular margarita with watermelon is from my best selling cookbook Lose Weight by Eating.

This watermelon margarita is only 116 calories! Watermelon sugar is relatively low, but when you freeze the fruit, it gets sweeter… so don’t skip this step!

If you love this watermelon margarita recipe, check out the cookbook it comes from, here.

Watermelon Margarita

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This recipes is from the best selling cookbook LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING.
4 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 116 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups watermelon cubes
  • ¼ cup silver tequila
  • ¼ cup Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
  • ½ lime cut into wedges (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Place the watermelon chunks in a large freezer-safe plastic container and freeze them completely, 3 to 5 hours.
  • Add the frozen watermelon, tequila, and orange liqueur to a blender and blend until smooth. Divide among four glasses and serve with lime wedges.

Notes

Per serving: calories 116; fat 0 g; fiber 0.5 g; protein 1 g; carbohydrates 15 g
Makes 4 margaritas

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal
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This watermelon margarita recipe is low in calories and comes from my first cookbook, Lose Weight By Eating.

In the next sections we will discuss watermelon benefits, share watermelon nutrition like: Watermelon calories; watermelon sugar; watermelon carbs, and so much more…

Watermelon Health Benefits

Watermelon smoothies and watermelon water recipes can help add loads of nutrition to your diet!

In this section we will share our 5 favorite watermelon health benefits.

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1. Watermelon helps keep you hydrated

Watermelon drinks can help keep you hydrated! Watermelon is extremely high and water content, did you know it is over 90% water?

2. Watermelon is full of Vitamins

Drinking watermelon smoothies will boost your daily intake of vitamin C! Watermelon is packed full of antioxidants and vitamin C, as well as vitamin a, potassium, magnesium, and several B vitamins.

3. Watermelon helps reduce muscle pain

Watermelon recipes help relieve muscle pain! One of the reasons why we recommend watermelon smoothies, watermelon water, and watermelon juice recipe after a workout, is it helps to reduce any muscle pain.

4. Watermelon helps with digestion

Watermelon smoothie recipes can help digestion problems. Watermelon is full of fiber, which will help keep things moving.

5. Watermelon fights inflammation

Watermelon drinks help fight inflammation! It’s a strong antioxidant you should feel good about consuming.

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Watermelon Nutrition Facts

The watermelon health benefits are amazing! Now I’ll share watermelon nutrition facts.

One cup of watermelon has the following values, you can scroll down to look at the Watermelon Nutrition Facts to find more information.

Watermelon Nutrition:

  • Watermelon calories: 46
  • Watermelon sugar: 9.3g
  • Watermelon carbs: 11.4g
  • Watermelon fat: 0.2g
  • Watermelon fiber: 0.6g
  • Watermelon protein: 0.9g
  • Watermelon sodium: 2mg
watermelon nutrition

Watermelon 1 cup calories= 46 … Talk about a great snack!!

Final Thoughts on Watermelon Drinks and Smoothies

Every one of these watermelon smoothies tastes delicious, is relatively low in calories, and provides vitamins and minerals. If you’re eager to try a recipe with an “out of season” fruit, look in the freezer section for the fruits. I can find strawberries, blueberries, peaches and pineapple in my local store.

Watermelon pineapple smoothie

The best watermelon fruit smoothie recipe is the one you want to make again and again. Feel free to try them all and even experiment with different fruits and ingredients.

If you liked these recipes, check out more on my Breakfast SmoothiesDetox Smoothies, and Smoothie Blender articles.

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