You will love how refreshing this watermelon berry smoothie is. And with no added sugar, it's just pure fruit and ice.
This healthy watermelon berry smoothie is a refreshing taste of summer. The watermelon serves as the liquid in this smoothie, making it dairy-free, nut-free, and coconut free.
I like to use a mix of fresh and frozen fruit in this smoothie. I had frozen blueberries today, so that's what I used. But you could easily substitute frozen raspberries, or just use extra ice.
When you load the blender, be sure to put the watermelon on the bottom. It will liquefy and make it easier to blend the ice and frozen fruit. I use a high-speed blender to make it extra smooth.
I love sitting on the deck with my watermelon blueberry smoothie — perfect for a hot summer day.
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Why You'll Love This Smoothie
Watermelon is basically organically sweetened water encased in a thick melon rind. It's high in fiber, vitamins and nutrients and it's one of the best fruits you can eat during the warm months to keep yourself hydrated.
Blending watermelon into a smoothie gives you the opportunity to enjoy it in its raw form and paired with other seasonal fruits for a naturally sweet and refreshing beverage. No added sweetener needed!
As you'll see below, you can make delicious watermelon smoothies by combining it with different fruits as they come into season. You may never make the same watermelon smoothie recipe twice with all the yummy options!
What Kind Of Watermelon Should I Use
It doesn't matter which variety of watermelon, seedless or with seeds, that you use. I find that the seeds are easy to remove when cutting into chunks, so I don't worry too much about that. Use whichever you feel the most comfortable with, but make sure it's ripe for the best flavor.
How To Tell If A Watermelon Is Ripe
From thumping on a watermelon to exploring its markings, there are certain tell-tale signs that suggest a watermelon may be ripe and ready to enjoy.
- Weight - Since watermelon is composed mainly of water, the watermelon should actually be heavy, no matter its size. You want to make sure its water weight is apparent.
- Markings - A watermelon's rind and markings should be darker shades of green rather than pale.
- Spots - Check for a yellow spot on the underside of the melon. If the spot is pale or white, avoid it and keep looking.
- Sound - Listen for a deep and hollow sound when you thump on the watermelon.
Ingredients Needed To Make This Smoothie
- Cubed watermelon - Fresh watermelon stands in for the liquid in the smoothie, although you can use frozen to help give the smoothie a frosty texture
- Fresh raspberries - pairs perfectly with the watermelon
- Frozen blueberries - pairs perfectly with the watermelon and adds sweetness
- Ice cubes - keeps the smoothie cold and adds extra hydration
How To Make This Smoothie
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender in the order listed and blend until smooth. Note: Be sure and add the watermelon cubes first so they can liquify at the bottom of the blender.
Keeping watermelon as the dominant fruit in this smoothie, you'll no doubt want to pair it with other seasonal fruits for delicious and refreshing combinations.
In addition to pairing it with the raspberries and blueberries in my recipe, try pairing 2 cups of frozen watermelon chunks (and ice) with the following ideas:
- Strawberries - add 1 cup of frozen strawberries and the juice of one lime.
- Cucumber - add 1 cup cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks and the lime juice.
- Ginger, Lime, Mint - add the juice of one lime, freshly grated ginger to taste and garnish with freshly chopped mint leaves.
- Kiwi and Pineapple - add 2 peeled and chopped kiwi and 1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks.
- Melon Extravaganza - add 1 cup frozen or fresh honeydew chunks and 1 cup frozen or fresh cantaloupe chunks and the juice of one lime.
- Blackberries and Honeydew - add ½ cup blackberries and ½ cup frozen or fresh honeydew chunks and the juice of one lime.
- Pineapple - add 1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks and fresh mint for garnish
- Banana - add ¾ cup frozen banana chunks.
How To Serve This Recipe
- Pour your frozen smoothie into a tall glass and slurp it right up.
- For an equally tasty treat, transform it into fruit popsicles. Just make the recipe in your blender and then pour it into popsicle molds and stash in your freezer. Grab one when you need a quick and refreshing treat.
- This smoothie also makes a great frozen mocktail for summer entertaining. Just pour it into a festive glass and add a fruit garnish, a little paper umbrella and enjoy.
How To Store Leftovers
Sadly, any leftovers from making a watermelon smoothie will not store well in the fridge. I suggest if you have any leftovers, pour them into a popsicle mold and freeze for later.
More Fruit Smoothie Recipes
- Pina Colada Smoothie
- Mango Spinach Smoothie
- Blueberry Pie Smoothie
- Strawberry Coconut Smoothie
- Peach Coconut Smoothie
- Key Lime Pie Smoothie
More healthy summer recipes
Watermelon Berry Smoothie
- 2 cups cubed watermelon
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup ice
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender in the order listed.
- Blend until smooth.